Environmental Impact Assessment
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To put it simply, Environmental Impact Assessment is a systematic approach to identifying, predicting, and evaluating the change an action or a project will bring about in the environment.
EIA legislation exists today through environmental provisions set aside in a diverse range of legal mechanisms worldwide. The first legal law for EIA came into being on 1st January 1970.
EIA process and methods sustain local and indigenous communities and their traditional sources of livelihood. Procedures and methods in an EIA help develop projects that focus on the sustainable use of resources and preserving the Earth for generations to come.
The prediction and assessment of impacts on the environment of proposals is an essential component of EIA. Parties determine environmental impacts by understanding activities associated with the project.
Environmental Protection Measures (EPMs) refer to all actions undertaken to minimize environmental degradation and destruction. It includes assessing and predicting impacts, actions taken to avoid impacts, setting environmental baselines or limits.