What is EIA?
Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA, is the process for identifying and managing the impacts of a project on the natural, social and custom environment.
EIA is a proactive planning and decision-making tool that has an important role to play in identifying impacts, assessing risks, and evaluating the costs and benefits of development projects before they are implemented.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is designed to safeguard the Earth’s biologically rich and most threatened regions known as biodiversity hotspots. It is a joint initiative of Conservation International (CI), l'Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), the European Union (EU), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. CEPF is a unique funding mechanism in that it focuses on high-priority biological areas rather than political boundaries, and examines conservation threats on a landscape scale. It is from this perspective that CEPF seeks to address conservation needs through coordinated regional efforts. Its fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
The Vanuatu government through the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC) has received some funding for a new project called, Assistance for data collection and management of community conservation areas across Vanuatu (ADCMCCA). Through this project the government is purchasing new GNSS receiver survey equipment’s to improve its boundary maps for registered community conservation Areas.
Title: Marine and coastal biodiversity management in the Pacific island countries and atolls
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Country: Pacific island region: Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
Lead executing agency: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Overall term: 2013 to 2018