ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
EMC conducts Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) for projects across a range of sectors. The requirements for ESIA are driven by environmental and social safeguards of public and multi-national companies, donor organisations, or to comply with national requirements for environmental authorization as set out in the Environmental Protection Act 1996 and the EPA’s EIAs Guidelines. EMC provides guidance to clients during the administrative process and, in the ESIA process, and with a multi-disciplinary team of experts, conducts various tasks including regulatory and institutional review, environmental, social and biological baseline collection and analyses, stakeholder consultations, impact prediction, mitigation planning, monitoring and emergency response planning as part of ESIA studies. EMC has worked on over 25 ESIA in Guyana.