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Why Choose this Training Course?
The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment training course provides the necessary concepts, knowledge, and good practices about managing environmental and social impacts resulting from development projects. This is a process of evaluating the likely environmental and social impacts of a proposed project or development, considering inter-related socio-economic, cultural, and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse.
This PetroKnowledge training course aims to help those who engage in development projects understand how their projects could affect the environment and how the environment could affect their projects. Then by using a formal methodology, it will maximize the positive impacts, and negative ones will be reduced or minimized to acceptable levels. Moreover, it will provide the delegates with a holistic picture about the main trends of interaction between environment, society, and business through discussing how and when business interacts with the surrounding environment and society and how the environment reacts with such interaction and how society could affect and be affected by business and what is the expected role of business in improving both environment and society, not just through remediation for the negative impacts, but through value creation and better maximized positive impacts.
What are the Goals?
By the end of this Environmental and Social Impact Assessment training course, the participants will be able to:
Understand the main components of the environment and current environmental issues like climate change and sustainable development
Learn the main environmental and social impact that could result from development project
Use a variety of management techniques, analytical tools to assess the environmental and social impact
Perform plans and other controlling techniques for the impact result from the projects.
Involve the affected and interested public in all aspects of the project
Who is this Training Course for?
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment is necessary for everyone engaged in projects and operations that directly and indirectly impact the environment and society.
This Environmental and Social Impact Assessment training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
Business Development Professionals who intend to expand their knowledge in the relationship between energy & sustainability
Strategists who are responsible for setting the organization long-term goals and targets
Sustainability professionals aim to improve their business skills and practices
How will this Training Course be Presented?
Different learning techniques will be used during the training course, starting from PowerPoint presentations, interactive practical exercises, workshops, focused group discussions, related videos, and business case studies.
The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment training course will explain the relationship between environment and development and how environmental and social impact assessment could be used as a powerful tool to help organizations to achieve their goals without negatively affecting the environment and society, and this will be through:
Better ability to understand the main elements of the environment surrounding projects
The capability to identify different environmental and social impacts affect air, soil, and water
Recognize the role of ESIA in achieving sustainable development
Acquiring knowledge about ESIA regulations and procedures
Implement the acquired knowledge in an appropriate context related to the organisation’s business
The delegates will enhance their understanding of the relationship between environment, society, and economic development, and this will be through the following:
Implement project management tools and concepts on sustainability topics
Gain a new perspective about ESIA as a mandatory tool for project success
Think strategically about the challenges and opportunities related to the environment and economy
Understand the result of the main impacts of the development projects and how these impacts affect their organisations, and how to manage them
Apply techniques to include society in their decision-making process regards to development projects that could affect the society
Implement analytical tools to improve their understanding of such impacts on the environment and society
Day One: Introduction and Overview of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
Introduction about the concept of ESIA, placing it within the framework of sustainable development
The history of EIA: Why it was introduced and how it has evolved?
The purpose, principles, and process of ESIA
Some contemporary issues of ESIA practice
An overview of the different types of ESIA systems: Which are in place?
The legal, institutional and policy framework of ESIA
Factors should be considered when changing the ESIA system
Day Two: Public Involvement, Screening and Scoping
The role, scope, and contribution of public involvement in the ESIA and decision-making processes
Different stages of the ESIA process: An option of the public involvement
Principles and requirements for use for this purpose
Concept of screening and scoping
Various procedures and methods for conducting screening and scoping and comparing their strengths and weaknesses
Significance in screening and scoping
Day Three: Impact Analysis
Methods used in identification, prediction, and evaluation for different types of environmental and social impacts
How can we use these methods in ESIA practices?
The Impact of Solid Wastes: Whether hazardous or non-hazardous solid wastes
Different methods and techniques for waste treatment
Establishment of the integrated solid waste management plan
Day Four: Water and Air Impact Analysis
Types of Air Pollutant
Impact of air pollutants on the human body
Risk Assessment of Air Pollutants
Different Kinds of Water Pollutants
Stages of Water treatment
Day Five: Mitigation and Impact Management
The role of mitigation in the ESIA process and its importance for impact management
The principles, elements of the approach, and measures that are used for mitigation
Social Impact Assessment
Strategic Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Future Environmental & Social Directions and Trends
On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be
awarded to the delegates
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