21 September 2018

Signing agreement for SEA land use planning Zamboanga del Norte, the Philippines

singning philippines MoAOn 20 sept, 2018, the Dutch Embassy in Manilla hosted the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement to carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for comprehensive land use planning. This is an agreement between the Province of Zamboanga del Norte, led by Gov. Roberto Uy, the mayors of the 8 communities of District 1 and the Partnership for Rural and Technical Services (PARTS) to carry out the first ever Philippine led SEA for land-use planning. The voluntary SEA takes place within the Shared Resources Joint Solutions programme of IUCN NL and is supported by the NCEA. 

21 September 2018

SEA for offshore oil and gas, Senegal

senegal oil gasDakar, 10-13 sept. 2018. For the coast of Senegal, significant reserves of oil and gas have been discovered. The government of Senegal wants to adopt a plan for their sustainable development. Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is of crucial importance, weighing and comparing alternatives with a strong focus on stakeholder participation. The ministers of energy and environment are in the lead. Trained and coached by the NCEA from 10-13 September, they have developed a process for carrying out this SEA. 


21 September 2018

SEA and ESIA in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth Landscapes in Uganda

discussing excercise 1Hoima, Uganda, 3-5 sept. 2018.  How does SEA/ESIA contribute to environmental management and their application in the gas and oil sector in Uganda? This was the subject of a recent workshop facilitated by the NCEA, as part of the SRJS programme. There were over 30 participants including district technical officers & policy makers, representatives from affected communities, forest rangers, media etc. The workshop specifically focused on stakeholder participation in SEA/ESIA. 

03 September 2018

SEA a universal tool for legitimitising landscape processes?

landscape workshopOn August 30 and 31, Wageningen University (WUR) organised the SDG conference 'Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact'. The NCEA, WUR and PBL facilitated a session on the landscape approach. One of the conclusions: Strategic Environmental Assessment is a universal tool for creating legitimacy of landscape processes. It helps to achieve an evidence base, better governance and more synergy between SDGs. This topic will be explored further in the coming months.