Strategic Environmental Assessment: Non State Actors Meeting Mary M. Matthews, Ph.D. SEA Consultant for European Delegation.
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Strategic Environmental Assessment: Non State Actors Meeting Mary M. Matthews, Ph.D. SEA Consultant for European Delegation
Overview SEA Objectives SEA Methodology SEA Findings Institutional Assessment Stakeholders Involved Environmental Issues Most Important Lessons for the SEA
Strategic Environmental Assessment Objectives To identify concerns, priorities and roles of key stakeholders pertaining to the specific planning, programme and policy making process To identify negative environmental impacts and positive environmental effects of the divestment from Caroni (1975) Ltd. To make recommendations within the current institutional context towards more sustainable and beneficial environmental efforts.
SEA Methodology Identification and meeting with stakeholders, and development of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (a living document) Meeting with stakeholders from multiple sectors, both impacting and affected Aggregating stakeholder concerns about key environmental, social and economic issues and working with stakeholders develop options for environmental sustainability and economic development
Institutional Assessment Overview of the policy, institutional and legislation framework: Vision 2020 Development Strategy Environmental Policy and Institutional Framework Agricultural Policy and Institutional Framework Labor Policy and Institutional Framework
Stakeholders Involved National Divestment Office Estate Management and Development Board (EMDB) Caroni (1975) Ltd. Agricultural Society Ministry of Planning, Housing, and Environment Environmental Management Authority Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Environmental Commission Ministry of Agriculture, Land, and Marine Resources (MALMR) MALMR Planning Office National Energy Corporation Trinidad and Tobago Agribusiness Association (TTABA) Agricultural Training (extension services) MALMR Research Forestry Division University Agriculture Faculty UWI and UTT Caroni Worker Farmers Private Cane Farmers Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Mega Farm Investors International Development Organizations (UNDP/ECLAC/FAO)
Environmental Issues Environmental Water* Soil* Air Quality Climate Change* Biodiversity Human Health Socio-Economic Social Inclusiveness Cultural Heritage and Landscapes Economic Access Material Assets and infrastructure
Most Important Lessons for the SEA Importance of inter-sectoral cooperation Need to develop sustainable agricultural capacity and interest in export markets Wide range of environmental issues: Agricultural Residential Industrial Infrastructure Importance of social and economic factors on environment Multiple challenges = Multiple opportunities
What do you see as the most significant environmental impacts? What do you think are some of the solutions? What are some sustainable agricultural development ideas?
SWOT Analysis of Options For each option decide: Strengths - what are the strengths of the option specific to T&T? Weaknesses - what are the weaknesses of the option? Opportunities - what are some of the practical opportunities of the option? Threats - what are the main threats to these options? What are the needs to make this option a reality? What are the next action steps?
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