Indiscriminate human consumption due to increase in population is resulting in the depletion of natural resources in the environment. Greenhouse gas emissions owing to rapid industrialization is accelerating global warming causing extreme weather conditions.
Increased degradation of our environment has also led to the collective desire to take urgent remedial action. The frequent global summits, the emergence of powerful NGOs and increasing corporate stake in the form of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as well as new technological advances have resulted in an improved regime of environmental engineering.
Environmentally sensitive decisions need to be taken to conserve the scarce resources in the world. Projects need to be executed keeping in mind their environmental and social impacts.
Environment Impact Assessments(EIA) is required to identify the effects of Agriculture, Construction, Industrial projects as well as waste disposal on:
- The destruction of habitat – flora and fauna
- Air, soil and water pollution – level of toxicity/pollution
- Climate Change & Landscape alteration – Ozone depletion/global warming
- Health of Human beings – environmental impacts on health
VCF aims to provide mentoring in the field of environmental impacts and assessments and the opportunities therein with the help of global experts.