In Ethiopia, EIA is legally required since 2002 when the EIA proclamation was issued. This proclamation also made a reference to SEA as it requires the assessment of public instruments. The EIA system is decentralized vertically to regional state environmental agencies. However, responsibilities regarding EIA review have been delegated to sector institutions.
In June 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as central EIA authority in Ethiopia has been transformed into the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Forestry (renamed Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change in 2015). Finally, in 2019 the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) replaced the Ministry in charge of the environment as the Environmental Assessment authority.
Webpages | 12-10-2021
ESIA diagnostic tool for the mining sector launched at IGF annual meeting
Rob Verheem, director of the NCEA, will speak on Tuesday October 19th at the IGF annual conference on a new ESIA diagnostic tool for the mining sector.
Webpages | 03-05-2021
New diagnostic tool for ESIA mining sector - Ethiopia
The NCEA recently participated in a workshop - facilitated by IGF and CIRDI - to pilot a new tool to support government officials in Ethiopia to…
Webpages | 28-10-2019
Training on IFC standards for Floriculture - Ethiopia
Dutch flower farmers, the Ethiopian government and the Dutch Embassy are looking into investments in large-scale floriculture near Lake Tana in Amhara.…
Webpages | 24-06-2019
Seminar SEA for urban development - Ethiopia
Debre Berhan, 12-14 June - Rob Verheem of the NCEA facilitated a two day SEA awareness raising Seminar in Debre Berhan, Ethiopia. The seminar had a…
Webpages | 11-12-2018
Dutch support for Ethiopia, role of the NCEA
Addis Abeba, 3-5 December 2018 - In the coming years, the Netherlands will implement an integrated programme in Ethiopia, in which food security, water…
Webpages | 25-04-2018
Ethiopia: How to make ESIA effective in practice?
How to make ESIA effective in practice? That will be the focus in the coming year in our cooperation with Amhara Regional State
Webpages | 07-08-2017
Developing ESIA capacity in Amhara, Ethiopia
How to do good scoping and review for ESIA? The Amhara National Regional State in Ethiopia asked the NCEA for technical assistance to build capacity of…
Webpages | 27-06-2017
SEA in new water policy Ethiopia
The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity is the biggest sectoral ministry in Ethiopia. It makes many investments, and without adequate…
Webpages | 13-04-2016
Advice on SEA for Turkana, Kenya/Ethiopia
The NCEA has been asked by UNEP and the governments of Kenya and Ethiopia to advise on an SEA which will be done for the 'Lake Turkana project'. This…