Environmental impact assessment


This is the process of evaluating the environmental repercussions of a proposed project or program as part of the planning and decision-making processes with the goal of limiting or reducing the project’s or program’s negative impacts.

An environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a policy tool that provides evidence and analysis of an activity’s environmental implications from conception to decision-making. It’s widely used in national planning and project approval processes, as well as in international development aid initiatives. Environmental impact evaluations should include extensive risk assessments as well as alternatives, solutions, or choices for dealing with problems that have been discovered.


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