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Understanding EIA: From screening to decision making, CSE training programme


Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important tool for informing decision-makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible environmental, social and economic costs of a proposed project. To be effective, it requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders.

There is a genuine need to develop the capacity of state-level regulators and state-level appraisal committees to screen and scope the EIA process, to conduct transparent public consultations and to evaluate EIA reports, especially after the new EIA notification.

At the same time there is a need among community-based organisations, non-governmental organisations, academicians and environmental managers to review and interpret EIA reports, as they are technical in nature.

Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, recognises this need and has, therefore, developed a hands-on training programme, ‘Understanding EIA: From screening to decision making’, which aims at giving practical exposure to participants.

After the programme, participants shall have: 

  • Exposure to all aspects of EIA: from data required, to effectiveness of assessment methods, and issues to be addressed in terms of reference
  • Better understanding of the EIA process: from screening, scoping, data collection to impact assessment, as well as the role of public consultation
  • Improved understanding of the environmental and social impacts of industrial and developmental projects
  • Better ability to review EIA reports and identify their strengths and weaknesses
  • Increased ability to play active role in post-EIA monitoring


Course duration: February 25-29, 2008

Venue:           CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi -110062
Time:            10:00 AM to 5:30 PM daily

Course fee:     Rs 8,800 (for industry, environment consultants and regulators). There is a 50% discount for NGO representatives.

Last date for applying: December 31, 2007

Click here to apply online

A certificate of participation will be awarded to all at the end of the programme.

For more information, contact

Sujit Kumar Singh
Industry & Environment Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Tel: +91-11-29955124/125
Extension: 281
Fax: +91-11-29955879

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3 thoughts on “Understanding EIA: From screening to decision making, CSE training programme

  1. I am a Sri lankan, employed at International NGO.
    I would like to improve my skills on EIA, when will the next EIA workshop take place after february as i an not available to attend the Feb EIA workshop.



  2. Dear Raj,

    The Center for Science & Environment (CSE) had been having these workshops on a regular basis. The next workshop should take place in their next session soon. Do keep checking back here for the next one.


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