2.1.1 (a): Environment Management
Climate change is a serious threat to global food security, sustainable development and poverty eradication. In the domain of food security, Environment, climate change and its impact on environment as well as production can be studied by professionals.
ECCS professionals have a hands-on expertise to work for the preparation of Social/Environment part of the project feasibility reports, project proposals (especially PC-1) and many other documents for multi-donors (WB, ADB, USAID, JICA, GTZ, etc.) in Natural Resources Management and Livestock Management projects.
Environment, Ecology and NRM are the supportive disciplines to make true the concept of food security system in the Asiatic Region. We have hands-on expertise to work for them by preparing Social/Environment part of the project feasibility reports, project proposals (especially PC-1), EOI, detail designing and many other documents for multi-donors (viz. WB, ADB, USAID, JICA, GTZ, etc.) especially in the sectors of water resources, power generation and highway construction. By going through this process, we own the skills to implement/due diligence of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA); Initial Environment Examination (IEE); Environment Change Management (ECM); Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) system; Environment Management Plans (EMP), etc. Other essential elements of Environmental/ Ecological/Social studies are assessment of Climate Change (CC), food security/abundance; formulation of sustainable conservation strategies (CS); understanding Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Carbon Credits; and measurement of forest Carbon capturing & storage along with other greenhouse gases (GHG).
Since construction of mega projects mostly demands the preparation and implementation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) of the project affected persons (PAP), hence we have gone through this Project Planning & Social Development process many more times under the direct guidelines and monitoring of major donor agencies like WB, etc. by working with their Panel of Expert (POE), social/ environmental auditors and independent reviewers. Understanding of WB and ADB social safeguard policies including involuntary resettlement, indigenous people, etc. is an additional benefit which we learnt through process. While working with Agriculture Production & Rural Development projects, our professionals got opportunity to work with multidisciplinary teams and worked directly with Poverty Alleviation Techniques including Self-Help & Micro-crediting; Resource Planning & Management; Institutional Development (ID); Planning, Appraisal, Monitoring & Evaluation (PAME) and social analysis through Log-frame & SWOT analysis, and Technical & Financial analysis through various techniques including the determination of Internal Rate of Return (IRR), etc. It may not be important to mention that Quality Assurance (QA) of environment/social safeguard documents, Audit and Baseline Survey reports is part and parcel of the aforesaid whole process.