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Renewable Energy: Environmental Impact Assessment

Learn the principles and practice of the EIA process and gain hands-on experience and skills.

Environmental Impact Assessment programme

Dates: Week commencing 20 March 2023 in person plus Monday 27 Feb and Monday 13 March (both online)

Venue: Newcastle University

About the programme

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process informs decision-makers of the likely impact a proposed development may have on the environment.

This process requires a wide range of skills and expertise from:

  • scientists
  • environmental managers
  • developers, public bodies
  • government authorities

An EIA can identify the likely effects and possible mitigation measures at an early stage. This process can improve project planning and decision-making.

This course will provide a background to the principles and practice of the EIA process. You will also get hands-on experience and skills training with realistic environmental impact scenarios.


You will learn:

  • the principles and practice of the EIA process
  • how to complete EIA projects, including how to communicate the outcomes through a final written report.
  • transferable skills needed to contribute to the EIA process.

Although the course is designed for international applications, most of the documentation and procedures are based on EU EIA frameworks.


For further information

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