Cumulative Impacts Assessment starts in Mozambique

NEMUS has won yet another project in Mozambique financed by the World Bank. The project entails the assessment of the Cumulative Impacts of the Extractive Industry in the Province of Tete, developed for the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique (MIREME) under its Mining and Natural Gas Technical Assistance Project (MAGTAP).

The main objectives of the project encompass the evaluation of the cumulative effects and impacts of existing and planned extractive projects in the Province, considering specific environmental and social factors, and the formulation of recommended measures to manage and monitor said impacts, to improve planning for the sustainable development of the region in the future.

NEMUS will focus its evaluation of social and environmental factors around the following elements: employment, land use restrictions, public services, vegetation, terrestrial fauna, quality of surface water resources, quality of groundwater resources and air quality. The participation of the local community is, as always, of the utmost importance in these types of assessments and therefore NEMUS will ensure the existence of workshops with key actors and relevant community members, local public consultations, meetings, and seminars.

With the conclusion of this assessment, NEMUS nears its 30th project in the country.