TANZANIA ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT. NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY
The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project in Tanzania ensures compliance with both national and international environmental and social requirements. It aligns with the Equator Principles and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards, serving as a global framework for managing environmental and social risks in projects. The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process is utilized to assess and predict potential adverse impacts, develop suitable mitigation measures, and establish an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP). EACOP collaborates with local experts and engages with stakeholders at the national, district, and local levels, including non-governmental organizations, throughout the ESIA process. Additionally, the project conducts additional studies, such as a critical habitat assessment, to enhance its understanding of the diverse environmental and social elements along the pipeline route in Tanzania.