General framework for imposing environmental damage compensation

This document helps in identifying direct and indirect damages caused to environment due to anthropogenic activities and retroactive application of Environment Compensation (EC) charges. It also details a standard procedure for damage assessment including preliminary investigation, analysis of data, identification of EDC liabilities, assessment of direct & indirect liabilities, assessment of eco-system damages, detailed investigation of damaged site, analysis of detailed data, determination of EDC scenario and cost, identify best achievable remediation and restoration methods, action plan imposing over-all EDC and monitoring of implementation of plan by regulatory bodies.