Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning

The Nextera team has over 15 years experience in the preparation of EIAs in Belize and abroad. Our EIAs fall mainly within the energy (power generation, oil & gas and renewables), tourism, transport and residential sectors. Our team is one of the few Belizean consultancy firms to combine environmental and environmental engineering expertise in performing EIA studies. We have the latest scientific field testing equipment to ensure the validity of the results and the conclusions drawn.

As a client, we can provide you with environmental and social insights on all stages of your development including planning, construction and operation to meet compliance with national guidelines. Our baseline studies assess the environmental conditions in the terrestrial and/or aquatic environment using the latest technology in field monitoring equipment. As part of the social impact assessment process we consult professionally with communities and other stakeholders to promote constructive dialogue which generates critical stakeholder acceptance and support for developmental projects. As a client you can be confident that your EIA will be written to the highest professional standards. To date, all EIAs conducted by Nextera have been cleared through the Belizean national planning process at first review.

Nextera will lead you through the Belizean regulatory framework diligently and efficiently. By helping you to expeditiously meet the necessary project approval requirements we can help you achieve capital savings and reduce longer term operational costs.

Impact Assessment and Planning Services

  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Rapid Environmental Assessments
  • Limited level Environmental Studies
  • Site and Route Corridor Selection Studies
  • Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards Reviews
  • Public Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Environmental Management Plans
  • Monitoring and Management of Environmental, Social and Health aspects during Project Construction and Operational Phases

Examples of EIA and Planning Projects

  1. BCH International Sesimic Oil Exploration Project
  2. US Capitol Energy Energy Belize Ltd Route Corridor Investigation Study
  3. EIA for US Capitol Energy Belize Ltd, Petroleum drilling testing and Completion Phase
  4. EIA for Blackadore Caye Residential and Tourism Development, Blackadore Caye Development Company Limited
  5. EIA for Phillip S. W. Goldson International Airport Infrastructure Expansion Project (Belize District, Belize)
  6. Environmental Impact Assessment for Castaways Reef Resort (Calabash Caye, Belize), IDB Corporate Retreat Ltd
  7. Environmental Impact Assessment, Bagasse Cogeneration Facility (Tower Hill, Belize)
  8. Environmental Impact Assessment – Avalon Reef Club Resort (Ambergris Caye, Belize), Avalon Resorts Limited
  9. Environmental Impact Assessment, Belize Solid Waste Management Project, Mile 24 Sanitary landfill Site Western Highway, Belize
  10. Environmental Management Plan, Harvest Caye Resort Park, Norwegian Cruise Line Limited