330-i. Memorandum: SEA approach for infrastructure programme - South America

The NCEA advised on an Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) approach for the IIRSA (Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America) programme.

Significant details

IIRSA is a programme for the integration of infrastructure in twelve South American countries. The national governments have indicated that projects under this programme require the development of appropriate SEA methods. These should give a good insight in the consequences and risks of the programme, and lead to an environmental plan and a social management plan, including the necessary investments. On request of three regional development banks (IDB, CAF and FONPLATA), the NCEA advised on the development of this method.
The NCEA's advice was provided in an advice of the secretariat, presenting an approach in five steps. For each step, activities, purposes and preconditions are spelled out. Annexes give examples of maps, indicators, opportunities and risks for IIRSA projects.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Technical secretary: Ineke Steinhauer

Further details

Country: South America

Last modified: 28 May 2019