20, March, 2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries – Module 2: Environmental Protection and Mitigation

Module 2 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive industries aimed to share knowledge on a range of issues regarding environmental protection and mitigation in the context of extractive industries. participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

In Module 2, the Moderator introduces some examples of Latin American processes for improving environmental policies in the context of extractive industries and invites participants to compare the challenges and debates around the implementation of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) in Latin America and in their own countries. Finally, the Moderator opens up a discussion around the dilemma between conservation and extraction.

The posts and main conclusions from the discussions are summarised in this document. Materials shared by the Moderator and participants are hyperlinked and relevant contributions are included in text boxes. Finally, the Moderator’s conclusions for the whole module are presented.

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Key Conclusions:

  • The incorporation of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) into environmental management policies as a mandatory tool to evaluate the environmental impacts of potential extractive projects has been advantageous but has faced multiple implementation challenges.
  • The adoption of environmental provisions such as Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) and Maximum Permitted Levels (MPL) by both the public and private sectors has enhanced environmental regulations.
  • In order to establish technically and socially adequate disaster management systems, strong design, professional capacity and local legitimisation and participation are essential.

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