There is currently no legal framework for ESIA or SEA in Surinam. The new Environmental Law that is under development will establish a legal framework for ESIA. Meantime, the government of Suriname has acknowledged the importance of ESIA. The government signed the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on the Law of the Sea, which address ESIA. As part of the Biodiversity Strategy, the government aims to strengthen the government institutions, NGOs and private businesses engaged in the preparation of ESIA. In addition, the National Institute for Environment and Development (NIMOS) has issued guidance on ESIA, and been tasked with review of ESIA reports. NIMOS also advises on the screening decision and scope of ESIAs.
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Guyana and Suriname aim to improve their ESIA and SEA systems. IUCN-NL, WWF and their local partners want to contribute to this, in the framework of the…