ESIA and SEA developments in Zambia
A week full of variety! During a second visit to Lusaka, the NCEA continued its work with Zambia’s ZEMA, comprising the update of the ESIA regulation. With WWF Zambia, ZEMA, CSO and government partners, a new approach to reviewing ESIAs was introduced, an approach that can be applied even when little time and no high-tech expertise is available. Multi-stakeholder discussions on how Zambia could work with SEA resulted in a broad consensus of the need to start with SEA. It turned out that the Zambian constitution supports SEA in planning as well!