The purpose of this document is to support the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for common USAID sectoral development activities.
This document presents guidelines for one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines prepared for USAID under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS) program. Guidelines for all sectors are accessible at http://www.usaidgems.org/sectorGuidelines.htm.
Purpose. The purpose of this document is to support the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for common USAID sectoral development activities by providing concise, plain-language information regarding:
The typical, potential adverse impacts of activities in these sectors, including impacts related to climate change
How to prevent or otherwise mitigate these impacts, both in the form of general design guidance and specific design, construction, and operating measures
How to minimize vulnerability of activities to climate change, as well as contributions of activities to climate change
More detailed resources for further exploration of these issues
How to develop environmental compliance applications.