The SIA consists of two equally important and complementary components:

  • a robust analysis of the potential economic, social, human rights and environmental impact (both negative and positive) that Angola's accession to the EU-SADC EPA could have in Angola or the EU (including the EU's outermost regions) - this section provides more details on these analysis; and
  • a continuous and wide-ranging consultation process to ensure a high degree of transparency and the engagement of all relevant stakeholders in the conduct of the SIA.
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The economic impact analysis provides the starting point for the SIA, as many of the other effects are consequences of the agreement's economic effects. The analysis is not restricted to changes in Angola's and the EU's exports and imports but covers a broad range of economic factors.

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The social analysis will seek to respond to the question of how Angola's accession to the EU-SADC EPA may affect the situation on gender equality, the labour market, job quality, welfare, rights of consumers, and public policies and services, such as social protection, education, and health-care.

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This analysis will provide a detailed assessment of the potential environmental impact of Angola's accession to the EPA. The analysis will cover eight impact areas, i.e. climate change, biodiversity, air quality, use of energy, water quality and resources, land use and soil quality, waste and waste management, and ecosystem services and protected areas.

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The impacts of Angola's accession to the EU-SADC EPA may vary considerably across different actors, sectors, and issues. Therefore the general analysis of economic, social, human rights and environmental impacts will be complemented by four sector and thematic case studies. The selection of sectors and case studies is currently ongoing.

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