Social, Cultural, and Economic Aspects of Cumulative Effects
Moderator: Nick Taylor
Tools for Social, Cultural and Economic Cumulative Effects Assessment in the NWT and Nunavut, Canada
Presenter(s): Vicki McCulloch
The framework for assessing and managing cumulative effects in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada, continues to evolve. The challenges related to cumulative effects assessment and management generally are arguably more complex with respect to the social, cultural and economic aspects of the environment. This presentation will focus on the existing and emerging tools for more effective assessment of social, cultural and economic cumulative effects—including monitoring and adaptive management—both at a project-specific and regional context.
Enhancing Aboriginal Participation in Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA) and Management
Presenter(s): Bonnie Evans
This paper will provide:
- Background information: the legal rights of aboriginal groups and why they are involved in CEA.
- Aboriginal perspectives on CEA: the importance not only of environmental effects, but also of the impacts on a whole socio-cultural system.
- Where the problem lies: the role of government, the role of industry, the role of consultants and academia, and the responsibility/accountability of aboriginal groups.
Looking Beyond Traditional Social and Economic Assessments to Enhance Community Well-Being
Presenter(s): Marvin Stemeroff, Heidi Klein, Tomasz Wlodarczyk, Andy Keir
Traditional approaches to socioeconomic impact assessment have served project proponents and communities in the past. The current situation is different. Employment and income opportunities abound in resource-rich regions. The promise of jobs is not enough. The new focus is long-term community well-being with attention on enhancing human, social, physical, financial and natural assets. This requires a new approach for socioeconomic impact assessment. This paper illustrates one approach to incorporating community well-being into socioeconomic impact assessment.
Application of the Maximum Permissible Concentration for the Registration of Total Effect
Presenter(s): Viktoryia Misiuchenka
Today in the Republic of Belarus there is lack of normative and legislative documents on the assessment and monitoring of cumulative consequences of the environmental pollution. There is a list (15 groups) of pollutants of additive harmful effect. These groups are made up by means of summing up the values of maximum permissible concentration of separate pollutants.