It is globally recognized that EIA & A has become an essential component in the promotion of sustainable development, that is, a ‘development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs'
Hence, it is now a common practice that before a major Policy, Plan, Program or Project is implemented in any part of the country, National Environmental Management Authority has to issue the organization involved with a Clearance Certificate that the necessary study has been carried out and major impacts(effects), direct and indirect, positive and negative, of the Project on the environment have been identified, described and assessed and that appropriate mitigation measures against negative impacts are recommended for implementation. That is, an Environmental Management Plan [ EMP ] must be in place before implementation of the Policy, plan, program or project
Environment , here, encompasses human beings, fauna and flora, soil, water, air, climate and the landscape; the interaction of these factors; and on material assets, and the cultural heritage.
- Jacca Consulting Group has internal capability in terms of licenced Lead Experts by NEMA to carry out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Studies and do a Report to the Authority on the basis of which they issue a Certificate for the Project/Policy/Program to commence. As Strategic Planners, we incorporate EIA recommendations into Business Plans of our clients so that environmental needs are catered for. We also carry out environmental audits thereafter to ensure compliance with EMP.