Guidance aims to fill EIA climate gaps

IEMA has published guidance to help practitioners consider climate change impacts and adaptation in environmental impact assessments (EIAs).

The document has been produced in line with new EU regulations on EIA that require new assessments to identify the impacts of a proposed development on climate change.    

It aims to help professionals assess the impacts of projects on climate, for example, through the generation of greenhouse gas emissions. It also outlines how to assess the projects’ vulnerability to climate change, and how to explain how this has been achieved through the environmental statement. 

The amended directive is due to be transposed in the UK by May 2017. EIA practitioners should use the guide to develop their knowledge and ...

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