What is the carbon footprint of an EIA?
Why did we undertake this research?
An Environmental Statement (ES) was delivered to our oﬃce recently in a box consisting of 4 large folders full of paper. This got us thinking about the amount of resources used to create an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the carbon footprint of undertaking one. The purpose of EIA is to identify and mitigate environmental impacts. If we can understand where the greatest impacts are in the course of undertaking an EIA, then we can prioritise ways to reduce them in future.