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EIA of Power Development Project: Lessons from Thailand Experiences

Published Date: 
05/2011

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is an important part of environmental and public health regulations. Increasing demand of electric consumption in Thailand is a major challenge for authorities trying to ensure satisfactory supply. However, the adverse impacts of development projects are powerful public concerns. Preparations of adequate EIA reports contribute to enhancing overall effectiveness of the EIA process.

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A review on public participation in EIA in Malaysia

Published Date: 
08/2009

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was introduced to measure the benefit or cost from physical development to the public and community. In Malaysia, EIA was initiated in 1988 as a mandatory legislative requirement to protect and enhance the quality of the environment through licensing, setting of standards, coordination of research and dissemination of information to the public. Public involvement in assessment period is vital, and this conceptual paper identifies that there are three levels of participation in EIA.

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Smog haze pollutes Beijing's prospects

Date of Release: 
Feb 6 2013

Walking into the "sports dome" at Dulwich College Beijing, an elite fee-paying international school in the capital's Shunyi District, one's ears pop and the oppression of the city's air begins to lift.

The school has built the dome - a large airtight, inflatable structure that covers the size of about four badminton courts - to provide an area for indoor sports during the freezing winter months.

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UNEP EIA Training Resource Manual: Public participation in Indonesian EIA

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Public participation is a process of involving the public in a programme, project or policy. The inclusion of public participation in such processes is considered as a requirement: all people and all human beings….shall have the right to live in dignity and freedom and to enjoy the fruits of social progress and should, on their part, contribute to it. (U.N, 1975:1).

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AECEN support Indonesia efforts to prepare new guidelines on public participation and the environment

Date of Release: 
Jul 20 2012

On July 10-11, 2012, the Indonesia Ministry of Environment (MOE) conducted a workshop on Strengthening Public Participation on Environmental Management in Indonesia. Co-organized with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), about 100 participants from government agencies, NGOs, academia and the private sector shared ideas on the Public Participation Guide developed by USEPA and the application of public participation principles in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

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Thailand Develops Community Participation Framework for Tha Chin River Basin

New Zealand delegates met with the governor of Nakhon Pathom province during the scoping mission visit.

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