Considering alternatives during the EIA process
Stephen Kirkpatrick, from Chris Blandford Associates, describes why proper examination of development alternatives is important to successful environmental impact assessments (EIA)One of the commitments established by IEMA in its EIA Quality Mark scheme is that practitioners commit to ensuring that EIAs refer to any development alternatives considered during the process and tha
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David Burrows delves into some of the issues with lifecycle assessment – and how brands are misusing results
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.
In March, Defra launched the consultation on its Nature Recovery Green Paper, which set out pro-posals to deliver the 30/30 targets (30% of land and sea to be protected by 2030), protect species and deliver nature recovery.