Why EIA needs EMS
Linking impact assessment to an environment management system is vital, says Martin BroderickEnvironmental impact assessment (EIA) is a well-established instrument. And, as with any deep-rooted tool, there is ongoing debate about how effective it really is. A key question that needs answering
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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.