Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017, Page: 44-50
Review of EIA in East Africa: Challenges and Opportunities in Ethiopia and Kenya
Abebe Temesgen Gebreyesus, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China
Sammy Koskei, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China
Yaoliang Shen, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China
Feiyue Qian, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China
Received: May 30, 2017;       Accepted: Jun. 14, 2017;       Published: Jul. 20, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.20170604.11      View  2229      Downloads  80
Abstract
Environment is vital medium for the ecosystems to be sustained, however human beings have put pressure on it, due to recent rise in populations and rapid industrialization. These have led to uncontrolled anthropogenic activities, which interferes with natural ecosystems and affects sustainability of development. For this reason, Ethiopia and Kenya decided to adopt and implement the Environmental impact assessment (EIA) tool, so as to make sure the environment is protected and sustained. This paper focuses on the common challenges in both East African nations in order to increase accountability and transparency during implementation of any project. It also comprises EIA guidelines comparison based on principles and procedure of EIA and indicates possible way out in which EIA might be used more productively in the future.
Keywords
East Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Environmental Impact Assessment Methods, Challenges, Opportunities, Sustainable Development
To cite this article
Abebe Temesgen Gebreyesus, Sammy Koskei, Yaoliang Shen, Feiyue Qian, Review of EIA in East Africa: Challenges and Opportunities in Ethiopia and Kenya, Earth Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2017, pp. 44-50. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.20170604.11
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