Environmental Impact Assessment
Training Resource Manual, Second Edition
English, in 2 volumes and 2 CD ROms,
(the Manual is 573 pages and the second volume consisting
of transparency overheads is 226 pages)
Price: US$200. (for both volumes), Available immediately
Published June 2002 by UNEP ISBN: 92 807 2230 1
Requests for copies should be sent to: Earthprint
The first and second editions of the UNEP EIA Training Resource
Manual is the result of cooperation among a number of organisations
and individual experts committed to supporting environmental
assessment as a major part of capacity building for sustainable
development. The process of its preparation has been characterized
as being collaborative, participatory and open.
The preliminary version of this edition, published in 1996,
underwent a series of formal trials in Uganda, Hungary,
Viet nam, and Tegucigalpa. The results of the trials and
updates, as well as feedback from various sources, were
used in preparing the second edition.
UNEP Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Training Resource
Manual, Second Edition, has been updated to reflect the
developments in EIA law, process and practice that have
occurred since the preliminary version was published in
The Manual is a tool to assist trainers in preparing and
delivering training courses that provide an understanding
of, and basic proficiency in, the application of EIA.
The Manual is designed specifically to assist trainers to:
1. identify local EIA needs and priorities;
2. custom design training courses to meet these needs;
3. undertake EIA training as part of a strategy for capacity
4.encourage networking of EIA professionals to facilitate
exchange of information and develop new skills.
The Manual forms the centrepiece of a package of EIA training
materials, which includes two companion or supporting volumes:
(1) Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental
Assessment: Towards an Integrated Approach; and
(2) Case Studies of EIA Practice in Developing Countries.
The manual is in five main sections:
Section A introduces the manual and how to use it.
B describes the role and importance of EIA training and
Section C contains the outline of a Training Needs Analysis,
some or all of which can be used to identify or confirm
the specific training requirements.
Section D contains advice on how to design, present and
evaluate training courses.
Section E is a series of training topics addressing the
key steps involved in the EIA process.
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Orders received from developing countries are provided 50% discount.
version of the UNEP EIA Training Resource Manual, Second Edition
can be downloaded (in PDF)
de Formation à l’Evaluation de l’Impact sur l’Environnement
Vol I & II
and the Environment Series
Case Studies on Trade and the Environment
for the WSSD
UNEP/ETB Briefs on Trade, Environment and
UNEP/ETB Fact Sheets