Iterative design through EIA
Richard Kevan, technical director at Wardell Armstrong, discusses the benefits using EIA to inform modifications to project design.What’s the point of an environmental impact assessment (EIA)? Some might regard it simply as an unavoidable legal obligation. But at best it can play a vital part in good decision making. Its real val
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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.