Managing environment and security risks with EIA and SEA in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Funding Agency ENVSEC

Implementing Agency UNECE, OSCE, UNDP, UNEP

Budget: US$763,980.00

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Start Year: 2011

End Year: 2014

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Description: Many present conflicts and security tensions originate from disagreements on the use of natural resources that are located on the territory of several countries, or from activities causing adverse impacts across borders. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) provide institutional frameworks for addressing the concerns of both public and government related to new projects and plans. The project was to use EIA and SEA as tools to address and mitigate environment-related risks by requiring adequate assessment of the potential national and transboundary environmental impacts of planned projects, establishing systematic legislative framework to integrate environmental concerns into projects and plans, enhancing public participation and empowering public to act as guardians of environmentally good practice.

Sector: Environment, Environmental risk management

Beneficiaries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan