Climate Change Mitigation & EIA
Type of tool
The UK Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment produced guidance on climate change and impact assessment. Whilst Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Sustainability Appraisal (SA) can present a broader opportunity to manage GHG emissions this, does not absolve EIA from consideration of climate change mitigation.
This guide advises on: the need case for considering greenhouse gas emissions in EIA; direction on scoping, assessing and mitigating project emissions; and advice on effective reporting and follow-up. The principles presented in the guide focus on climate change mitigation, but EIA practitioners must also consider adaptation.
Please download the PDF Guide