Myanmar Safeguards (2012 onwards)

Since late 2012, CEP has supported Myanmar’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF) to establish a national environmental safeguards system. 

CEP provided technical and legal expertise to help the Ministry finalize Environmental Conservation (framework) Rules for the Environmental Conservation Law and Foreign Investment Law – laws that provide the mandate for applying EIA in Myanmar. 

CEP also led international support to Myanmar to develop an EIA Procedure that specifies the type and scope of environmental assessments required for all investments that could cause environmental and social harm. The EIA Procedure as well as CEP-supported Environmental Quality Emissions Guidelines were officially issued in December 2015. 

Througout 2016, CEP is helping MOECAF prepare EIA Technical Guidelines which will provide EIA practitioners and third parties with a common framework for EIA reporting. 

To ensure that Myanmar’s new EIA regulations can be implemented, CEP supported the Asian Development Bank to prepare a complementary technical assistance project targeting capacity building of government officials involved in the EIA process.

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Managing Industrial Pollution in the Greater Mekong Subregion

15th March 2018
News

After centuries of agricultural dependence, GMS countries have pursued industrialization in recent decades. As a result, their economies are now more diversified and consumer-driven. Although this has brought many socioeconomic benefits, it has created pollution problems, which are worsening.

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Safeguarding Myanmar's Environment

13th December 2017
Publication

This publication summarizes Myanmar’s progress in building a national EIA system and how the Asian Development Bank has contributed to its development. It also overviews the basic elements of EIA, how it can will help achieve environmental sustainability in the country as well as challenges and next steps.

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