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UNEP Environmental Impact Assessment
Training Resource Manual, Second Edition

, in 2 volumes and 2 CD ROms,
(the Manual is 573 pages and the second volume consisting of transparency overheads is 226 pages)
US$200. (for both volumes), Available immediately
Published June 2002 by UNEP ISBN: 92 807 2230 1

Requests for copies should be sent to: Earthprint

The first and second editions of the UNEP EIA Training Resource Manual is the result of cooperation among a number of organisations and individual experts committed to supporting environmental assessment as a major part of capacity building for sustainable development. The process of its preparation has been characterized as being collaborative, participatory and open.

The preliminary version of this edition, published in 1996, underwent a series of formal trials in Uganda, Hungary, Viet nam, and Tegucigalpa. The results of the trials and updates, as well as feedback from various sources, were used in preparing the second edition.

The UNEP Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Training Resource Manual, Second Edition, has been updated to reflect the developments in EIA law, process and practice that have occurred since the preliminary version was published in 1996.

The Manual is a tool to assist trainers in preparing and delivering training courses that provide an understanding of, and basic proficiency in, the application of EIA.

The Manual is designed specifically to assist trainers to:
1. identify local EIA needs and priorities;
2. custom design training courses to meet these needs;
3. undertake EIA training as part of a strategy for capacity building; and
4.encourage networking of EIA professionals to facilitate exchange of information and develop new skills.

The Manual forms the centrepiece of a package of EIA training materials, which includes two companion or supporting volumes:

(1) Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment: Towards an Integrated Approach; and

(2) Case Studies of EIA Practice in Developing Countries.

The manual is in five main sections:
Section A introduces the manual and how to use it.
Section B describes the role and importance of EIA training and capacity building.
Section C contains the outline of a Training Needs Analysis, some or all of which can be used to identify or confirm the specific training requirements.
Section D contains advice on how to design, present and evaluate training courses.
Section E is a series of training topics addressing the key steps involved in the EIA process.

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Orders received from developing countries are provided 50% discount.

Electronic version of the UNEP EIA Training Resource Manual, Second Edition can be downloaded (in PDF)

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