Climate Change and EIA: The New Relationship and Case Studies
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Climate Change and EIA: The New Relationship and Case Studies

When: 9th November 2017
Where: CIWEM Venue, 106-109 Saffron Hill
London EC1N 8QS
United Kingdom
Contact: Olivia McLaughlin
+44 (0)207 831 3110

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Event Description

On the 16th May 2017 amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process were introduced in line with the 2014 EU Directive (2014/52/EU). The amendments pay increased attention to emerging threats and challenges including the increasing threat of climate change, stating in the preamble to the Directive that:

(7) Over the last decade, environmental issues, such as resource efficiency and sustainability, biodiversity protection, climate change, and risks of accidents and disasters, have become more important in policy making. They should therefore also constitute important elements in assessment and decision-making processes.


(13) Climate change will continue to cause damage to the environment and compromise economic development. In this regard, it is appropriate to assess the impact of project on climate (for example greenhouse gas emission) and the vulnerability to climate change.

The aim of this seminar is to provide an overview and evaluation of the amendment to the EIA process six months after its introduction. The event will examine the state of adaptation and resilience in the UK and the effectiveness of EIA in driving positive change before sharing best practice on its consideration using case studies from the UK and EU.

Please note this is a 0.5 day seminar, lunch will not be provided.



Lewis Barlow CEnv, Sweco | Kathryn Brown, Committee on Climate Change | Maria Pooley, Mott MacDonald | Ola Holmstrom, Sweco Denmark | James Mummery, Transport for London






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