Environmental Impact Assessment Online Learning Platform

Delve into EIA with clear and concise descriptions of its history, approaches and key steps, as well as case studies, country comparisons, and more.


Who is this platform for?

This platform is designed for EIA trainers and participants in capacity-building programs. The latter group primarily includes junior policy-makers and EIA developers in public and private agencies with  responsibility for initiating and managing EIA assessment. These include learners who work in national, state or municipal governments as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations, academics, students, and media.

How does it work?

After an introduction to EIA, learners are guided through the 7 EIA Steps. Each step is presented within the framework of 4 guiding questions: What is it? Why do it? What approaches exist? How is it done?  Throughout, examples are provided from international development banks and selected Central American countries. After each step, learners can assess their knowledge with interactive, online tests.


Sections of this platform are adapted from the open educational resource "Environmental Impact Assessment: Course Module," published in 2007 by the United Nations University (UNU), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and RMIT University.

This initiative is funded by
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