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International Workshop for EIA system and its Implementation in Asia

An International Workshop for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Systems and Implementation in Asia was held in 24-25 February, 2015, Tokyo, Japan, organised by the Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The workshop aimed to introduce a summary of the six country research on challenges and opportunities to strengthen the EIA system and its implementation; discuss how to address four key common challenges identified in the country research (upstream EIA/Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), quality of EIA, information disclosure and public participation, and environmental management plan and monitoring) among participants; and identify how to strengthen the EIA system and its implementation through collaborating with international communities.

Participation in the workshop involved representatives from 15 Asian countries (Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam), Australia and the United States; international organisations (ADB, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank and others); private sector; academics and NGOs.

Date 24-26 February 2015
Venue Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Shiodome Conference Center
Shiodome Sumitomo Building 1F (1-9-2 Higashi-shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Organisers Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ)
Intellectual supporter Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Secretariat Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Language English
Number of participants 68
Agenda PDF (495KB)
Chairs' summary PDF (454KB)
Presentation Materials
Opening part
1-1 Introduction of the workshop by IGES
Masami Tsuji, IGES
PDF (225KB)
1-2 Common challenges of EIA system and its implementation in Asia
Stephen Lintner
PDF (413KB)
Presentation on good practices in EIA system and its implementation from six country research
2-1 Upstream EIA and SEA: SEA in Korea
Ji young Kim, Chief Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Impact Assessment, Korea Environment Institute, Korea
PDF (797KB)
2-2 Pre-EIA and SEA: Energy development plan/sector SEA in Vietnam
Tran Thi Viet Nga, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam
PDF (415KB)
2-3 Systems to improve quality of EIA: Registration/training for consultants and reviewers in Indonesia
Ary Sudijanto, Director, Directorate of Environmental Impact Assessment, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
PDF (1.1MB)
2-4 Systems to improve quality of EIA: Independent review procedure and information disclosure in Thailand
Indhira Euamonlachat, Environmental Expert, ONEP, Thailand
PDF (708KB)
2-5 Information disclosure and public participation: Screening/public participation in Cambodia
Danh Serey, Director, Department of environmental Impact Assessment, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia
PDF (828KB)
2-6 Implementation of Environmental Management Plan and monitoring: Community based monitoring in Myanmar
Kyaw Nyein Aye, Environmental Management Specialist, Ecological Laboratory, Advancing Life and Regenerating Motherland, Myanmar
PDF (1.0MB)
2-7 Implementation of Environmental Management Plan and monitoring: Legislation of monitoring report and examples of project monitoring in Japan
Sho Nakamura, Environmental Impact Assessment Division, Environmental Policy Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
PDF (1.0MB)
Presentation of research findings
2-8 Presentation of research findings on challenges and opportunities in EIA system and its implementation from six country study
Ikuko Matsumoto, IGES
PDF (538KB)
Sharing outputs from group discussions
3-1 Feedback from Group A –Upstream EIA/SEA: Challenges to prepare SEAs
Mark Kunzer, ADB
PDF (100KB)
3-2 Feedback from Group B –System to improve EIA Quality
Kiyoshi Masumoto, JICA
PDF (168KB)
3-3 Feedback from Group C –Information disclosure and public participation
Yasushi Hibi, Conservation International Japan
PDF (312KB)
3-4 Feedback from Group D –EMP and Monitoring
Jane Nishida, US-EPA
PDF (330KB)
Presentation on role of international communities to strengthen EIA system and its implementation
4-1 The Role of International Communities in Strengthening Impact Assessment Systems
Sameer Kumar Singh, IFC
PDF (334KB)
4-2 ADB –EIA Programs and Approaches
Mark Kunzer, ADB
PDF (751KB)
4-3 Role of International Communities to strengthen EIA system and implementation
Ross James Butler, World Bank
PDF (837KB)
4-4 Strengthening Environmental Impact Assessments in the Lower Mekong
Jane Nishida, US EPA
PDF (6.4MB)
4-5 Panel Discussion on Role of International Communities to Strengthen EIASystem and Its Implementation
Takashi Kaji, JICA
PDF (404KB)
4-6 Strengthening EIA systems and implementation -The Role of Australia’s Aid Program
Esther Ewagata, Australian government
PDF (484KB)
4-7 The Role of Academics to support EIA in Asian countries
Sachihiko Harashina, Chiba University of Commerce
PDF (1.0MB)
4-8 Role of international communities to strengthen EIA system and its implementation: EIA for managing natural capital
Yasushi Hibi, Conservation International Japan
PDF (465KB)
Lectures in the excursion programme
5-1 Introduction of Japanese EIA Supporting System
Akiko Urago, RAVEN Corp.
PDF (622KB)

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