Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation – New and updated EIA guidance from IEMA

26th June 2020

This is an introduction to new guidance from IEMA. Since 2010, IEMA has pioneered Climate Change guidance within Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Our revised guidance reflects legislative developments and draws lessons from evolving and emerging practice. In this webinar, you will hear from leading contributors and experts.

IEMA’s new guide provides a framework for the effective consideration of climate change resilience and adaptation in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

IEMA pioneered EIA Climate Change guidance developing EIA Climate Change principles in 2010 and in 2015, the first guidance for EIA on Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation. EIA and Climate Change professionals have worked to update and revise this IEMA guidance. This webinar introduces the new guidance, which reflects legislative developments and draws lessons from evolving and emerging practice since 2015.

Presenters and panellists for this seminal webinar included:

  • Maria Pooley, Principal Climate Change and Sustainability Consultant, Mott MacDonald
  • Joanna Wright, Director of Environmental Planning, LUC
  • Kyle Welburn, Associate Environmental Planning, Avison Young
  • Rufus Howard, IEMA Impact Assessment Lead
  • Nick Blyth, IEMA Policy Lead (Climate Change)

This webinar will be relevant to all professionals working within EIA. It will be of interest to professionals working in climate change, construction or infrastructure / development roles or in climate change resilience, risk and adaptation.


Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation: Webinar slides - N, Blyth & R, Howard, IEMA - CLICK HERE

New Guidance for Climate Resilience and Adaptation in EIA - M, Pooley, Mott MacDonald - CLICK HERE

Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation Guide Significance: How do we work it out? - K, Welburn PIEMA, Avison Young - CLICK HERE

IEMA’s EIA Guidance on Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation: Putting the guidance into practice - J, Wright MA MSc FIEMA CEnv, LUC - CLICK HERE

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