National Impact Assessment Programme

Title
National Impact Assessment Programme

Goal
Environmental Impact Assessment processes improved and strengthened and Strategic Environmental Assessment introduced in country’s development planning.

Overall Objective
NIAP aims to contribute to sustainable development in Pakistan through strengthening of the EIA process and introduction of SEA in development planning. Improved EIA will lead to more environmentally conscious development at the project level, while the introduction of SEA will facilitate improved planning, not only by the integration of potential impacts into plan development and decision-making, but also through improved coordination between the authorities involved in planning.

Outcomes
The Programme has the following four outcomes:

1. Improved implementation of EIA procedure, through development of tools and guidance material, and piloting;
2. SEA introduced and piloted in planning processes and practices;
3. Understanding and capacity for EIA and SEA enhanced; and
4. Effective programme management systems and mechanisms developed and introduced.

Partners
Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan
Pak EPA, Ministry of Environment
Planning and Development Wing, Ministry of Environment
Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment

Geographic coverage
Pakistan

Duration
Four and Half years (15th November 2009 – 15th May 2014)

Budget & Donor

Budget: PKR 351,304,368/-
Donor: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Contact
Ahmad Saeed
Project Manager NIAP
IUCN Pakistan
House No 21, Street 88, Sector G-6/3, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel. +92 51 2271027-034; Fax +92 51 2271017
ahmad.saeed@iucn.org

 

 

Striving to elevating Environment on the Election Agenda

The National Impact Assessment Programme under the auspicious of IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Government of Pakistan organized first of its kind roundtable dialogue titled: “Highlighting Environment on Election Agenda in Pakistan” at a local hotel in Islamabad. …  

03 Apr 2013 | International news release

Asif Shuja Khan, Director General, Pak-EPA highlighted the importance of EIA

Awareness Raising Seminar for Media on EIA and SEA

Experts at a media seminar on Tuesday underlined the need for effective Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to mitigate environmental damages and losses to national kitty. …  

20 Mar 2012 | International news release

Strategic Environmental Assessment – Training Workshop

The Government of Pakistan, under the auspices of Planning Commission, in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has organized a two days workshop on “Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)– at Marriott hotel, Islamabad. The workshop is being organized under the ongoing National Impact Assessment Programme (NIAP) being jointly implemented by the Government of Pakistan and IUCN.  …  

19 Jan 2012 | International news release

Strategic Environmental Assessment – in the context of Framework for Economic Growth – Taking the bull by the horns”

The Government of Pakistan, under the auspices of Planning Commission, in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized a half-day Seminar titled: “Strategic Environmental Assessment – in the context of Framework for Economic Growth – Taking the bull by the horns”, at the Planning Commission Auditorium, Islamabad. …  

18 Jan 2012 | International news release

NIAP Image Gallery for the EIA Workshop at AJK

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13 Jul 2010 | News story

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