New requirements under the revised Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation

Mongolia • No.2/2024 • Jan 2024

The Government of Mongolia adopted a revised Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation (New EIAR) on February 8, 2023. The New EIAR requires project implementers to assess not only the environmental impact but also the social impact of their projects, using more detailed criteria. Thus, we hereby highlight the new requirements with regards to the social impact assessment of major projects.

New requirements on social impact assessment

  • Enhanced Environmental Status Assessment
  • Expanded scope of Management Plan

New requirements on Management Plan

  • Developing a social impact plan
  • Developing stakeholders consultation plan
  • Developing resettlement and compensation plan
  • Developing a grievance procedure in relation to the project
  • Developing cultural heritage management plan

Other key changes

  • Establishing a joint working group responsible for internal monitoring
  • Changes in the reporting period

Further actions to be taken from project implementers

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