21 April 2015

Procedural effectiveness of the new EHIA, Thailand



EIA legislation timeline in Thailand.

1970s and 80s EIA legislation developed.
2000s health came on the agenda.

What is procedural effectiveness?
Effectiveness is made up of procedural, substantive, transcribe and normative.

18 EHIA reports of which 3 are for power plants.

Seven criteria:
Policy and procedures
Institutional practice 
EHIA integration in planning
FInancial funds
Stakeholder involvement
Clarity of EHIA as evidence in decision making
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Some projects start construction before approval of EHIA has been given.

Based on this work An eighth criteria should be added in relation to timing enforcement.

Effective regulatory effectiveness is key.