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NCEA Newsletter - October 2020

  • Review of the ESIA for Chindwin River transport - Myanmar
  • Review of the SESA for major River Stabilisation Plan - Bangladesh
  • Session chair at annual meeting of the IGF mining platform
  • SEA for the Sankarani River Basin - Mali
  • New SEA guidelines - Uganda
  • New environmental framework law & guidelines for oil and gas sector - Suriname
 
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Review of the ESIA for Chindwin River Transport - Myanmar

The Inland Water Transport Authority in Myanmar is preparing a project for year-round safe and reliable river transport on the Chindwin River. After reviewing the scoping and the ESIA report, the NCEA recommended to improve the comparison of ferry design alternatives. This will provide a stronger justification of the preferred ferry type.

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Review of the SESA for major Bangladesh River Stabilisation Plan

The NCEA recently reviewed the 5th version for the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) for the Bangladesh River Stabilisation Plan (2015-2040). The content of the SESA has improved considerably since its first version in 2017. The Bangladesh Water Board intends to use the SESA to support all future updates of the plan during its implementation until 2040.

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Session chair at Annual Meeting of the IGF Mining Platform

We are honored to be invited to chair a session on October 22nd at the Annual General Meeting of the IGF - Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development. The theme of the session will be: Rethinking environmental and social impact assessment at the early phase of mine development.

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  Sankarani river mlai

SEA for the Sankarani River Basin development plan - Mali

In the Sankarani river basin in Mali various (conflicting?) developments occur: artisanal mining activities, fisheries, agriculture, displacement of local communities due to earlier dam construction etc. To face these challenges, the local authorities in Baya, Sankarani and Tagandougou have started with an integrated sustainable development plan for the region. To make it an inclusive process with all stakeholders involved, they accompany their plan with an SEA. The NCEA and VNG international have been asked to support this process.

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  ugadna sea guidelines

New! SEA Guidelines Uganda

Following the implementation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Regulation in March 2020, NEMA published the SEA Guidelines. It is a very clear and practical guide, explaining the different steps in the SEA process such as screening and scoping, how to engage stakeholders and influence decision-making.

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New environmental framework law & guidelines for oil and gas sector - Suriname

Suriname is getting up to speed with its environmental legislation. In May the Environmental Framework Law 2020 was approved and recently ESIA guidelines for the offshore oil and gas sector were published. We congratulate Suriname with these new milestones supporting sustainable development.

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