374-i. Advice: SEA approach for mining sector - Ghana

Upon request of environmental authorities, the NCEA drafted an advice concerning an approach for future use of SEA in Ghana's mining sector.

Advisory reports and other documents

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Memorandum by the NCEA

Significant details

Following an SEA for the mining sector, conducted in 2008, the NCEA was asked to collaborate with the Ghanaian Minerals Commission (MC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify:

  • To what extent SEA recommendations were addressed in mining plans and policies;
  • Whether recommendations were properly addressed from an SEA point of view;
  • Why recommendations were possibly not addressed and how this can be linked to future decisions;
  • A way forward for taking environment into consideration in the mining sector.

To fulfill these requests, the NCEA performed a quick scan of the mining sector SEA, and subsequently produced an advice of the secretariat in which the four issues were addressed.


Parties involved

Technical secretary: ms I.A. Steinhauer

Further details

Started: 01 Apr 2011
Completed: 31 Aug 2011

Country/region/theme: Ghana

Last modified: 02 Apr 2019