Procedures of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) were enacted in the XX century. Their aim is to prevent environmental damage and to establish sustainable development. Nevertheless, EIA and SEA are new for some countries and are at the initial stage of implementation. EPL with partners from Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova prepared methodology for public monitoring of the environmental assessment procedures implementation.
This methodology will help to determine the real situation with EIA, SEA implementation, gaps in this process and reasons for weak implementation. The methodology consists of stages of monitoring, practical advice and a detailed list of information that need to be checked during the monitoring. Results of the monitoring will be the basis for solving the problems of weak implementation.
You can find more information about SEA, EIA here: http://epl.org.ua/human-tax/nashi-publikatsiyi/