EIA: 7 Steps

Here you can learn about the key steps of the EIA process, bolstered by summaries of approaches used by international development banks and Central American countries, with special focus on Honduras.

Learn - Step 1: Screening
Step 1


Determines whether the environmental and social impacts of a proposed development project would be significant enough to develop an EIA.


If not - An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) needs to be created and subsequently monitored.


Establish the boundaries of the EIA, set the basis of the analyses that will be conducted at each stage, describe the project alternatives and consult the affected public.

Step 2
Step 3

Impact Assessment & Mitigation

Evaluate the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of the planned project and its alternatives, and then identify the mitigation measures to reduce those impacts.


Impact Management

Prepare the plans required for addressing mitigation measures and other project risks, such as technological failures and natural disasters.

Step 4
Step 5

The EIA Report

Pull together all the research and work done during the previous steps into a comprehensive, structured document, ensuring that the EIA report contains all the key components.


Review & Licensing

Designated authorities review the EIA report to determine if the planned project will get a license or if it requires amendments.

Step 6


Ensure that the mitigation measures, priorities listed in the EMP, and contingency plans are properly implemented and effectively address the project’s impacts.

Step 7