Changes to international impact assessment for project finance
John Vercoe and Charles Haine from Royal HaskoningDHV describe recent developments in international environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) standardsIn January 2012, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) updated its sustainability framework which includes a set of eight performance standards on environmental and social issues. These IFC perf
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IEMA has published two new impact assessment guides: 'Effective Scoping of Human Health in Environmental Impact Assessment', and 'Determining Significance for Human Health in Environmental Impact Assessment'.
In May 2022, the UK government published the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, building on the white paper Levelling Up the United Kingdom. Its scope is broad, but the proposals to reform environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) will be of interest to IEMA members.