The aim of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance is to protect the environment as a whole, the environment for the entire community, the environment for present and future generations as well as the environment for sustainable development. To achieve this purpose, it requires a genuine and close relationship of all stakeholders including support and participation form the public with due regard for the environment.
HKIEIA was set up in 1996 and has the support of a strong team of professionals from diverse backgrounds, representing environmental science, chemical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, hydrology, geology, chemistry, ecology, botany, zoology, marine biology and natural and social sciences. It has a membership of about 300. One of the HKIEIA's objectives is to promote the advancement of the knowledge and management of EIA and to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information of EIA process by means of meetings and publications.
The speaker of HKIEIA will give our members an overview of EIA in Hong Kong and the related ordinance.