Environmental Impact Assessment for Mining Projects in the Philippines

Project Profile

The Technical Assistance Partnership – Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM) is collaborating with the Government of the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to enhance its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) policy and guidelines for the mining sector, specifically mining projects in climate-vulnerable and protected areas and build internal capacity of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).

The initiative aims to include a gender-sensitive approach and measures to safeguard vulnerable communities in extractive zones. These improvements align with the government’s roadmap to develop the mining sector, enhancing overall business readiness and ensuring compliance with international standards in the mining industry.

Canadian Technical Advisor Kathy Adams will assist the DENR in identifying vulnerabilities, implementing mitigation measures, and taking sustainable actions to protect and manage natural resources. In addition, her work includes evaluating the effectiveness of existing guidelines for mining projects in essential ecosystems and protected areas and identifying international best practices in addressing the challenging issues of mining, ecosystems and biodiversity, climate change, and community resilience.