ESC 810
Environmental Impact Assessment and Safeguard Policies

This course introduces the methodology of environmental impact assessment (EIA) as a vital tool for sound environmental decision-making. It considers Overview of Nigerian Environmental Framework. It provides an introduction to the concepts, methods, issues and various stages of the EIA process including the EIA process in Nigeria. The various stages of the EIA process, such as screening, scoping, EIA document preparation, public involvement, review and assessment, monitoring and auditing, appeal rights and decision-making are treated. Mention of the World Bank Safeguard Policies (OP 10+1) and procedures in particular (OP 4.01), Environmental Assessment. , Environmental Screening, Project categories, Policy triggers, Environmental Social Management Plan (ESMP). The course draws on case studies from Nigeria.


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