Module 10: Scoping for EIA
SPREP Publications, Environmental Monitoring and Governance
EIA regulatory agencies in the Pacific often request capacity building support for developing terms of reference for EIA studies. In most cases, the quality of the EIA report is directly influenced by the constraints of limited qualified and experienced professionals to implement an effective EIA process. While screening applications for development consent is a critical starting point, countries apply different approaches with minimal struggle, however both experience and documented requests to SPREP have shown that many EIA regulators are requesting assistance for preparing terms of reference for EIA consultants and the structure/format of the EIA report to be aligned with best practices across the region.