Environmental and Social Safeguards
Environmental due diligence
Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) is an important part of acquiring companies, land and premises and our environmental engineers, experts, and project managers have experience in evaluation of potential liabilities associated with land quality, as well as other environmental and Health and Safety issues. Combined with our extensive knowledge of current inetarnationald and Armenian environmental regulations, we can give you the tools you need to make correct decisions.
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
EA Energy Advisory realizes the importance of conserving and restoring our natural resources for a life that can be enjoyed for generations to come. Our experts and engineers assess the impacts of human activities on the natural environment, providing solutions that are both feasible for our clients and sustainable for our future.
EA Energy Advisory provides services in carring out of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for development projects. This includes preparation of an extended report that will contain background information, baseline data describing bio-physical environment, identification of sensitive receptors within a project impact area, description of environmental and social risks, measures for mitigating identified risks, and institutional arrangements for applying of and monitoring compliance with these mitigation measures.
Monitoring of EMP and RAP Compliance
EA Energy Advisory provides RAPs/LARPs external monitoring and compliance reports preparation and EMP monitoring services for development projects, including those supporting by international financial institutions.RAP COMPLIANCE
The Compliance Report preparation includes final assessment of the overall compliance of RAP/LARP implementation with the terms of the relevant Resettlement Action Plan and Project Resettlement Framework. Preparation of each compliance report includes significant field work, interviews and discussions with PAPs and other local stakeholders such as local authorities and community members.
If RAP implementation is not satisfactory, or fully compliant with project requirements, the necessary corrective measures will be developed and detailed in the Compliance Report by our integrated team of social/resettlement, environmental and legal experts.
Monitoring of EMP inludes baseline monitoring, data collection and regular environmental and safety monitoring. The regular environmental monitoring contains the planned activities for checking and/or comparing the effectiveness of the mitigation measures for prevention and control of the negative impacts of projects. Monitoring consists of routine reviews and monitoring to compare the findings with the baseline data and thresholds during:
- the construction phase,
- the post-construction phase.
Monitoring is implemented through regular monitoring site visits of environmental experts and engineers.
Resettlement Action Plan
EA Energy Advisory provides services in Resettlement Policy Framework and Resettlement Action Plan preparation for development projects in the energy and water infrastructure sectors. This involves the preparation of RAP/RPF acceptable to the client and the relevant IFI. The document incorporates data generated by resettlement screening, inventory of losses, socio-economic census, legalization and consultation processes.
Our relevant team possesses thorough and comprehensive knowledge of relevant requirements applied for the projects supported by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs)Services:
- Resettlement screening
- Inventory of losses, land/affected asset identification, verification and evaluation
- Socio-economic census and studies
- Consultation of project affected persons
- Land/affected asset legalization support
- Resettlement Action Plan preparation
- Resettlement Action Plan disclosure and consultation
- RAP implementation support.