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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Welcome Remarks at the Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment: Natural Capital and the Rule of Law

4th December 2013

ADB  SPEECH- 4 December 2013

Welcome remarks by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment:
Natural Capital and the Rule of Law held in Manila, Philippines on 2 December 2013

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Draft Environmental Quality Guidelines Consultation Workshop

6th January 2015
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In continuation of CEP support to strengthen Myanmar’s environmental safeguards system, a stakeholder consultation workshop was held in Yangon to seek feedback on the country's Draft Environmental Quality (Emission) Guidelines. The guidelines will support the country's emerging environmental impact assessment (EIA) system by specifying the environmental thresholds that must projects should not exceed.The guidelines will be finalized based on feedback from the workshop and are expected to come into effect during the next few months. The guidelines will be used as interim measure while the country develops National Environmental Quality Standards during the next few years.

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