The purpose of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is to identify, classify and estimate the potential consequences (favorable and unfavorable) of developments and projects on the natural environment and those who live in them. It is a valuable fact-based decision-making tool employed by both the public and private sector for understanding the ecological, social, cultural and aesthetic concerns associated with project costs analysis and benefits.
Almost all industrial projects have some environmental imprint of some sort, yet not all of them create impacts that are significant enough to justify an EIA. An EIA is only deemed necessary for a project after an initial evaluation of the possible implications of that particular development and its location, shows its impact to be substantial.
EIAs are usually conducted for projects in the following categories:
- Those that alter landscape & land use patterns considerably and which will eventually lead to large population concentrations;
- Those dependent on upstream development activities like guaranteed supplies of mineral & forest products or development of downstream industrial processing;
- Those involving the production, handling and utilization of hazardous materials;
- Those sited on locations close to ecologically sensitive areas, urban centers, and places of scientific & religious importance.
- Industrial Estates that could cause significant environmental damage through the cumulative impact of the activities of its constituent units.
This course will focus on procedures, tools and techniques for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and give emphasis to the multiple dimensions of human impact on the environment and the means for regulating them. Specific course objectives include;
- Appreciating the purpose and role of EIA in the decision-making process;
- Understanding the strengths & weaknesses of environmental management;
- EIA procedures
- Screening & scoping processes
- Interpreting the options for evaluating environmental/social impacts;
- Formats of the EIA Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
- Developing follow-up procedures
Who Needs This Course?
The program will be helpful to
- Planning and management professionals
- Persons working in development projects in public or private sector,
- Environmental consultants
- Self employed practitioners
- NGOs working in environmental sectors
- Relevant Government departments
- Science/engineering graduates
- Legal, Policy & Regulatory Framework
- EIA procedure
- Baseline Conditions
- EIA Methodologies
- Impact Identification & Analysis of Alternatives
- Module 8 Impact Management – Mitigation & Preparation of
- Environment Management Plans (EMP)
- EIA Reporting & Review of EIA Quality
- Decision Making & Project Management
- 16 Hours: Classroom (Saturday & Sunday)
- N25, 000.00
- N15, 000.00 ( Discounted price for Youth Corpers and Undergraduates)
Account Name: Joint Professionals Training and Support International Limited
ZENITH BANK: 1012554608