Philippine Environmental Impact Assessment, Mining and Genuine Development

Allan Ingelson
Faculty of Law,
University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W.,
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2N 1N4

William Holden
Dept. of Geography, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Meriam Bravante
Graduate, Ateneo de Davao College of Law
former staff member Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, Philippines, 1998-2007


Genuine development reflects sustainability. To promote genuine development in the context of mining, the environmental impact assessment process in the Philippines needs to be changed to respect ecological integrity, mitigate cumulative environmental effects, provide more information on environmental impacts to residents affected by a proposed mine and facilitate meaningful public participation in the impact assessment process.


Cumulative effects, genuine development, environmental impact assessment, mining, public consultation.             LEAD Journal - ISSN 1746-5893