Environmental & Social Management Framework (ESMF)
Punjab Cities Program (PCP) is World Bank funded program which is being executed by LG&CDD. PCP is being implemented in 16 Municipal Committees/Corporations of Punjab. Adoption of ESMF in all Eligible Investments of PCP is one of the performance objectives of the program. This ESMF is prepared by Environmental & Social Management team of PMDFC, to facilitate the cities in understanding & compliance of social and environmental management processes and procedures as per World Bank and Local Perspective.
The major objectives are:
• To ensure that subprojects to be designed and implemented under the program are environmentally and socially acceptable.• Identify and execute practical, feasible, credible and cost-effective measures to offset or reduce adverse environmental and social impacts to acceptable level.
• Sub-project Design & Preparation: Social & Environmental Screening, Categorization and Public Consultation.• Appraisal: Preparation of Instruments (ESMP/IEE/SAR/SMP/RAP/ARAP)• Implementation: Instrument Implementation cost inclusion in the bidding document & Contracts of contractor• Monitoring & Evaluation: Environmental & Social Monitoring as Instruments.
ESMF implementation steps:
1. Environmental & Social Screening of each subproject2. Development of instruments (EIA/IEE/ESMP/RAP/ARAP/SAR)3. Inclusion of instruments & Cost in bid documents/ Contracts.4. Environmental & Social Monitoring to ensure effective Implementation f the mitigation5. Annual Performance Assessments (APAs)
National Hazardous Waste Management Policy 2022
Plastic Regulations 2023
Policy on Controlling Smog
Punjab Environmental Protection Act 2012
Punjab Polythene Bag Ordinance
Reviewe of IEE EIA Regulations 2022
SMOG Regulation Compressed
The Punjab Occupational Safety & Health Act 2019
E&S Considerations in Waste Water Reuse and Treatment Options/Technologies 2023
Antiquity Act 1975
Land Acqusition Act 1984
Restriction on Employment of Children Act 2016
Environmental and Social Systems Assessment (ESSA) for PCP
Enviromental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)
Quality SOPs for health, safety and environment for labours/workers (Including women labours/workers) working in development projects