Attention was taken to the importance of the Environmental Impact Assessment at CIU
A seminar was organized on “The Purpose and Scope of Environmental Impact Assessment” by the Environmental Research Center at Cyprus International University.
Cemaliye Özverel, a professional environmental engineer from ENGO Engineering stated that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process that examines and determines the significant impact of a specific project or development on the environment.
Özverel stated that they have been investigating, analysing and reporting the continuous and temporary potential effects, social consequences and alternative solutions of the development that a project brings with it in this process.
Environmental impacts can either be direct or indirect, positive or negative and that these effects may occur in the short, medium or long term.
Özverel recalled that EIA process consists of many stages and one of the most important characteristics of this process is the participation of the parties (public participation meeting) to take into account the views and concerns of the public.