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Yemen environmental legislation is relatively recent; and the need to undertake environmental assessments in the Republic of Yemen is governed by Environment Protection Law of 1995 (No 26) and the requirements of its subsequent revisions and amendments. The Law requires an environmental assessment to be carried out prior to a development consent being granted for certain types of major projects judged likely to have significant impacts on the environment.

The EIA process requires a review of national and international legislation, an in-depth understanding of the proposed development, environmental baseline studies, impact assessment and the development of an environmental management plan (EMP) to minimise negative impacts and maximise positive effects. Often, an EIA is required at an early stage in the project cycle to obtain the environmental permit from the authorities that allows the development to proceed. This allows potential environmental issues to be identified early, which enables issues to be designed out rather than being mitigated at a later stage. For less complex projects, we produce an environmental impact statement (EIS) sufficient to obtain the necessary permit on behalf of the client.

In addition to environmental aspects a social aspects is also considered, if so requested by the clients. We are specialized in preparing Environmental and Social Impact Assessment reports in Yemen in accordance with Environmental Regulations applicable in Yemen as well as the standards expected by international regulatory authorities and funding agencies such as the United Nations and the World Bank.

The tasks involved in our Environmental and Social Impact Assessments services include:

  • Application for permits and certificates of approval,

  • Identification of national & international legislation applicable to the project activities,

  • Socio-economic Surveys,

  • Baseline Environmental Surveys,

  • Stakeholder engagement, and Public Consultation and Disclosure plan (PCDP)

  • Evaluation of Area of Influence, and Assessment of Areas Sensitivity,

  • Impact & Consequences Identification,

  • Impact & Risk Assessment, and

  • Mitigation Measures, Monitoring and Environmental Management Plan.

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