374-i. Advice: SEA approach for mining sector - Ghana

Upon request of environmental authorities, the NCEA drafted an advice concerning an approach for future use of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in Ghana's mining sector.

Advisory reports and other documents

12 Aug 2011: Other
Memorandum by the NCEA

Significant details

Following an SEA for the mining sector, conducted in 2008, the NCEA was asked to collaborate with the Ghanaian Minerals Commission (MC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify:

  • To what extent SEA recommendations were addressed in mining plans and policies;
  • Whether recommendations were properly addressed from an SEA point of view;
  • Why recommendations were possibly not addressed and how this can be linked to future decisions;
  • A way forward for taking environment into consideration in the mining sector.

To fulfill these requests, the NCEA performed a quick scan of the mining sector SEA, and subsequently produced an advice of the secretariat in which the four issues were addressed.

Photo (Wassa gold mine): taken from "MSSP / National EIA & SEA Project. EIA Stage 2 Final Report." June 2008.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Technical secretary: Ineke Steinhauer

Further details

Country: Ghana

Last modified: 20 May 2019