Environmental Impact Assessment
The introduction of formal Environmemtal Impact Assessment processes, either as advisory procedures or as a statutory requirement
in many countries in Asia since the 1980's has provided a backbone for
creation of environmental safeguard policy. Capacity
strengthening to impliment the policy has been a feature of
environmental administration in Asia over the past 20 years and this
has proceeded at differing paces in most countries.
However, administrative procedures are now in place and capacity
has increased in many countries witht the creation of specialist
agencies and units to oversee the formal administration of EIA at
least for major infrastructure projects.
David Green has direct experience of the environmental impact
assessment process in Asia and has managed major EIA studies and
public consultation for large scale infrastructure, including statutory
EIAs and the environmental evaluation of strategic planning
studies. Clients include donor agencies, governments and a large
number of commercial and industrial businesses and leading
developers, as well as smaller medium scale enterprises. Projects range
through major highways and rural roads, railways, pipelines, waste
water treatment plant, landfills, and urban development.
David Green has completed EIAs in many countries accross Asia including
China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka,
Philippines and Taiwan.
The objectives of the EIA process generally cover the of
provision of information, description, assessment and proposals
for mitigation during the planning, construction and operation,
(i) The Project and associated works or requirements to carry out the Project;
(ii) Elements of community and environment affected by or on the Project (natural and man-made);
(iii) Alternatives to avoid and minimise the environmental impacts;
(iv) Emission sources and significance of impacts on sensitive receivers and uses;
(v) Potential landscape and visual impacts;
(vi) Potential losses or damage to flora, fauna and natural habitats;
(vii) Negative impacts on sites of cultural heritage;
(viii) Safety and risk assessment for nearby uses (if any) ;
(ix) Propose feasible and practical mitigation measures to minimise pollution, disturbance and nuisance;
(x) Identify and evaluate residual environmental impacts and the cumulative effects;
(xi) Specify methods, measures and standards, to be included to reduce impacts to acceptable levels;
(xii) Investigate secondary environmental impacts due to
mitigation measures and identify constraints and modifications; and
(xiii) Specify environmental monitoring and audit requirements to ensure the effective implementation of mitigation.
David Green has the following relevant qualifications in this field.
HKIEIA Register of EIA Professionals (2001).
Founding Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment (1996)
International Association of Impact Assessment (2003)
IEMA Approved Advanced EMS Auditing, HKPC August 2001.
Environmental Management. ISO14001 in Construction. Bus. Environment Council HK, March 2002.
Associate Member International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (2002)
Registered Asbestos Consultant 1997.
Associate Member Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (1989).
Fellow Royal Society of Health (1986)
Member of British Toxicology Society (1987)
Royal Society of Chemistry (Toxicology Group Member).
Buildings, Energy and Environment, HKIE / CIBSE / ASHRAE / BSE Hong Kong, October 1997.
Cost-Effective Compliance. Environmental Issues & Construction Industry, Pearson, HK, 1995.
Air Quality Dispersion Modelling, Trinity Consultants, 1992.
Advanced Course in Toxicology, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital London 1987/88.
Institute of Acoustics Dip Acoustics and Noise Control 1989/90.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Biology, CNAA 1978.
Doctor of Philosophy PhD Ecological & Toxicological Studies on Metalliferous Streams, CNAA 1984.