Public consultation is a process designed to involve people may be are interested in and affected by a particular activity this allows Interested and Affected Parties to the involved in the decision making procedd. It is a procedure required by the Mozambican laws governing environmental impact assessment studies, Decree 45/2004 and Ministerial Diploma 130/2006 on public participation in environmental impact assessment studies. It is also required by the World Bank Group, and the IFC (International Financial Corporation).
Public consultations are compulsory for projects that require an Environmental Impact Assessment.
IMPACTO has carried out numerous public consultations in the context of EIAs in the following fields:
- Gas, Oil & Fuels
- Mining & Industry
- Roads & Bridges
- Rivers, Water Dams & Catchment Basins
- Energy & Telecommunications
- Ports, Airports & Railways
- Water & Sanitation
- Agriculture & Forestry
- Tourism & Conservation Areas
- Agriculture & Fishing
Public Consultations Underway
Environmental and Socioeconomic Impact Assessment for Offshore Exploration Drilling in Angoche Area A5-B, Nampula Province, Mozambique
The Public Meetings for the EIA for the Deepwater Exploration Drilling Operations in Offshore Area A5-B have been postponed to a future date which will be announced to the public in due course.