The representatives of Energy Invest Holding (EIH) have participated in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-organized training on biodiversity inclusive environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) for the hydropower sector on Wednesday, January 29. The objective of the course was to raise awareness of the following topics:
• International Finance Institution (IFI) Biodiversity specific legislation and/or conventions;
• Hydropower Good Industry Practices and Initiatives, with an emphasis on biodiversity inclusive ESIAs;
• The Mitigation Hierarchy, Strategic Catchment Planning, Biodiversity Offsets, Ecological Flows and fish migration; and
• Management of biodiversity Issues specific to the Hydropower sector.
The training was conducted by experts in EBRD requirements and focused on practical case-studies from EBRD-financed projects in the region. As per EIH’s Director General, Mr. Armen Petrosyan: “this was a very useful training taking into account the Shnogh Hydroelectric Project-related ESIA Study which the Holding is to embark later in 2019.”