I have submitted the following to the
Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
Deadline - 16 October 2020
Re: Public Consultation - Environmental Impact Assessment (Amendment) Regulations, 2020
Public_Consultations/MECP/ Pages/Consultations/ EnvironmentalImpactAssessmentA mendmentRegulations2020.aspx
With reference to the above, I am hereby proposing that Environmental Impact Assessments comprise Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in accordance with international standards for example those set by the International Association for Impact Assessment, which is accessible from this link:
socialimpactassessment.com/ documents/IAIA%202015% 20Social%20Impact% 20Assessment%20guidance% 20document.pdf
May I emphasize that a Social Impact Assessment is a comprehensive process, and not just a one-off survey.
In this regard, please refer to my correspondence dated 31 May 2019 to the PA regarding SIAs. To date, I have not been informed of any policy update in this regard.
A copy of my correspondence can be obtained from this link: