Environmental Framework at CIDA. June 5 th 2010. CIDA’s Mandate.
June 5th 2010
CIDA recognizes that:
CIDA recognise the interrelatedness of poverty and the environment, and views environmental quality as a key factor for achieving sustainable development.
Whenever the CEAA applies, CIDA has a legal obligation to prohibit financial support to a proposed project if it is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects which cannot be justified in the circumstances.
This is ensured through Environmental Assessment that aims to :
MDGs present concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions. They provide a framework for the entire international community to work together towards a common end – making sure that human development reaches everyone, everywhere. The following eight MDGs break down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators:
Simple decisions and choices taken by individuals on a daily basis cumulatively have a global impact
Reasons for implementing an EMS
Reduce impact on the environment
Become a socially responsible organization
Align with CIDA recommendations
Respond to sustainable development values
Perceived cost and need for additional resources
Administration associated with an EMS
New tasks of monitoring environmental impacts
Factors Contributing to Success
Management System Structure
Environment handbook for community development initiatives 2005
Additional resources, a companion to the Handbook 2005
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals: CIDA Handbook