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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT - UNDP/PFF- 140/07

An initiative of
PFF ACADEMY

Partnership for the Future

In cooperation with
The Turkish-Cypriot Chamber of Environmental Engineers

Training on Environmental Impact Assessment

Programme funded by


the European Union

18 June 2007
The Turkish-Cypriot Chamber of Environmental Engineers, Nicosia
9:00-17:00

The UNDP Programme “Partnership for the Future” in cooperation with the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Environmental Engineers is pleased to announce the organization of series of training sessions on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures. The sessions will be held during 2007 with the objective of increasing the number of practitioners skilled in EIA practices. The trainings will focus on the following aspects:

How to identify environmental impacts of urban development plans and related infrastructural projects;

How to select low-impact options for urban development plans;

How to practically apply low-impact/mitigating measures in the design and during the construction phase of the infrastructures.

How to draft Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and other documents according to the requirements of the EU EIA Directive.

The trainings will be hands-on; specific case studies will be analyzed during the sessions as well as on-going and/or planned local projects. The first session will be held on 18-19 June 2007 and will aim at:

Introducing the EU EIA and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directives

Analysis and comparison of EU and TCC EIA structures

How to prepare an EIS: Discussion of quality requirements and methodology for EIS

The role of SEA;

How to identify environmental impacts of urban development plans low-impact options

Workshop: preparation of an outline for an EIA related to an urban development plan in TCC in compliance with the EU Directives

The trainings are meant for max 30 people from municipalities and organizations of professionals directly involved in urban projects design and preparation of EI Studies (a screening of suitable participant will be carried out). Certificate of successful attendance, valid as reference for future activity on EIA in the TCC, will be provided only upon completion of tests at the end of each session. Working language of the seminar will be Turkish.

Registration for the first session will be done on first come first served basis. For registration, please contact by 14 th June 2007 :

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Nicosia , 8 June 2007



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