The Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is a comprehensive process used to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of proposed projects, policies or activities before they are undertaken. It’s primary goal is to ensure that development projects are planned and executed in a way that minimizes their negative impacts on the environment and maximizes their benefits to society. EIA serves as a tool for sustainable development by helping decision-makers make informed choices about projects that could affect the environment.
The EIA report is a requirement under Section 36 of the Environment Act 2003. The following document illustrates the Te Tau Papa o Avarua – Panama Beautification & Punanga Nui Re-organization Project.