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Solomon Islands - Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program Project : Environmental Assessment : Environmental and Social Management Framework (English)

The development objective of the Regional Oceans Cape Program Project for Solomon Islands is to strengthen the shared management of selected Pacific Island oceanic and coastal fisheries, and the critical habitats upon which they depend. Some of the negative impacts are include: (i) potential adverse impacts will be limited to waste management, construction, and health and safety of workers; (ii) potential temporary land access or permanent small-scale land acquisition required; (iii) share of tuna access revenues for communities may lead to conflict or social tension if not distributed fairly or transparently; (iv) social change and potential loss of social cohesion as a result of new revenue source and economic development; (v) project activities may require small-scale coastal land access; (vi) reduce fishing pressure on reefs by improving catch effort for pelagic species near shore; (vii) potential to tangle mammals and turtles, particularly if FADs break their mooring; (viii) improved knowledge of pollution sources and impacts of pollution on human and fish health; (ix) social impacts on local communities including disruption of subsistence and livelihood activities; (x) infringement upon customary rights of Indigenous Peoples; (xi) loss of access to key resources that support subsistence livelihood and local economy, and/or livelihoods; (xi) infringement upon customary rights of Indigenous Peoples for natural resource governance and land or coastal tenure; (xii) overharvesting due to increased value of resources and easier access to markets; (xiii) reduce fishing pressure on reefs by improving catch effort for pelagic species near shore; (xiv) potential to cause conflict among tribes or individuals over the reefs and sea ownership; (xv) social change and potential loss of social cohesion as a result of new revenue source and economic development; Some of the mitigation measures are include: (i) inclusive community engagement on selection of site and input into decision-making process; (ii) choose most appropriate timing for construction to avoid or minimize noise disturbance; (iii) waste minimization and management measures detailed in Environmental Management Plan and handled by suitably qualified persons; (iv) well-coordinated and documented community consultation to ensure inclusive and transparent process for benefit sharing agreements; (v) obtain development approval or permits required by national and local regulations prior to construction; (vi)appropriate treatment and disposal of facility wastewater; (vii) identify locations for FADS that avoid or minimize by catch and mammal or turtle entanglement; (viii) educate communities on sustainable fishing around FADs and monitoring of entanglement; (ix) strengthen Community-Based Resource Management (CBRM) systems and approaches; (x) alternative livelihoods program to offset restrictions to natural resources and protected areas; (xi) support, equipment and training provided to participating communities for management, monitoring and surveillance activities; (xii) full representation of various stakeholders in consultation with consideration for gender equity; (xiii) partnership approach with communities to establish co-management strategy or regime; (xiv) identify locations that have robust, reliable and well documented records of owners of the reefs and sea area; (xv) ensure that Governance arrangements put in place have measures to deal with local disputes through the chiefs and elders.

Details

  • Author

    Solomon Islands

  • Document Date

    2021/03/01

  • Document Type

    Environmental Assessment

  • Report Number

    SFG4716

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Solomon Islands,

    Pacific Islands,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2021/05/16

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Environmental and Social Management Framework

  • Keywords

    Environmental and Social Management Framework; Environmental and Social Impact Assessment; Environmental and Social Safeguard; Environmental and Social Management Plan; environmental and social assessments; health and safety risk; Resettlement Policy Framework; annual disbursement; health and safety issue; Environmental Management Plan; cgiar consultative group; natural resource management plan; marine conservation area; protected area; disposal of waste; coastal fishery; grievance redress mechanism; construction and operation; small-scale land acquisition; safety of worker; flora and fauna; sea level rise; small scale infrastructure; adverse environmental impact; early warning system; physical cultural property; development of finance; site management; social and environmental; number of fisher; small island countries; number of jobs; land acquisition procedures; million people; contribution of fishery; physical cultural resources; management of risk; sea surface temperature; improved market access; natural resource use; Investment Project Financing; fishery management plan; water and electricity; list of countries; critical natural habitats; impacts of pollution; impacts on vegetation; purse seine fishery; standard of living; economies of scale; long-term sustainable development; conservation of natural; international environmental treaties; environmental action plan; resettlement action plan; Resettlement action plans

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Solomon Islands - Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program Project : Environmental Assessment : Environmental and Social Management Framework (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/622541540460726559/Environmental-and-Social-Management-Framework