Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA) is the assessment of the environmental and Social Consequences (positive and negative) of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. These assessments can be conducted at different levels to ensure proper management and overall sustainability.
With growth and developing infrastructure, managing the environmental and social risks with overall sustainability is becoming critical and important. How can we help you?
Our services are informed by the years of experience in environmental and social assessments – across multiple geographies and sectors. The superset of services which we offer to our Clients are:
Synopsis: In order to support the underlying growth of NH infrastructure in India, MoRTH has engaged PwC to undertake the SESA study for NH program. The main objective for conducting SESA is the identification of key environmental and social (E&S) challenges or issues associated with NH projects, across the different phases of the project lifecycle - preparatory stage, construction phase and the operations phase, for the better management of environment and social risks and impacts.
Issue/What was the problem: Road and highways infrastructure projects have significant social and environmental impacts arising from their construction and operation. These impacts can be both positive and negative. However, the impacts may have far reaching effects beyond the immediate project area and beyond the people directly associated with the project’s activities. The nature of these impacts includes both quantifiable as well as non-quantifiable aspects. So, assisted with the outcomes of SESA MoRTH is looking forward to adopt a holistic perspective on integrating the principles of environmental sustainability and social assessment straight from the project planning phase to the complete roll out of the projects.
Our Solution: PwC is undertaking SESA through:
Client Benefits: After the successful implementation of the solution, the client is expected to have the following benefits:
Synopsis: PwC was engaged by one of the largest special economic zones in Bangladesh to conduct Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study for the development of five upcoming Economic Zones, funded by World Bank, in different parts of Bangladesh.
Issue/What was the problem: The large scale infrastructure projects were classified as category-A projects under the World Bank guidelines. We were engaged to conduct ESIA to identify, predict and assess the type and scale of potential environmental, social, and biodiversity impacts, associated with the development of special economic zones. For the assessment of social impacts we had to conduct field survey, conduct extensive stakeholder consultations of the PAPs, calculate compensation for the PAPs and prepare resettlement action plans and gender development plans
Our Solution: PwC developed a categorical set of solutions for the client in the form of:
Client Benefits: After the success-ful implementation of the solution, the client had the following benefits:
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