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ADB Environmental Assessment Guidelines

Institutional Document | December 2003

These guidelines describe how to fulfill the requirements outlined in ADB's Environment Policy and the Operations Manual on Environmental Considerations in ADB Operations.

These guidelines describe how to fulfill the requirements outlined in ADB's Environment Policy and the Operations Manual on Environmental Considerations in ADB Operations.

Information on ADB's policies and procedures for conducting and reporting on the environmental assessment is also provided for all types of projects.

Strategic tools such as country environmental analysis and strategic environmental assessment are also included.

Contents 

  • Abbreviations
  • Part 1: Overview of Environmental Assessment Requirements and Procedures
    • Introduction
    • ADB's Environmental Assessment Procedures
  • Part 2: Technical Guidelines
    • Overview
    • Country Environmental Analysis
    • Determination of the Environment Category
    • Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
    • Environmental Assessment of Program Loans
    • Environmental Assessment of Sector Loans
    • Environmental Assessment for Financial Intermediation
    • Public Consultation and Information Disclosure
    • Environmental Standards and Emission Levels
    • Social Dimensions and Environmental Assessment
    • Environmentally Responsible Procurement
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Strategix Environmental Assessment
    • Cumulative Effects Assessment in Environmental Assessment
    • Managing and Administering an Environmental Assessment Study
    • Economic Analysis in Environmental Assessment
    • Multilateral Environmental Agreements
    • Environmental Auditing
    • Appendixes