Webinars@SocEnv: CLIMATE CHANGE - A 2020 Perspective | Part 2
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Webinars@SocEnv: CLIMATE CHANGE - A 2020 Perspective | Part 2

When: Tuesday, 12th May 2020
12.00 - 13.00
Where: Society for the Environment Webinar
United Kingdom
Contact: Phil Underwood
+44 (0) 345 337 2951

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Part two of a four part series focused on the topic of "Climate Change - A 2020 Perspective". This new webinar series continues our cross-disciplinary, knowledge sharing, expert led webinars designed to provide good practice case studies and insight into key topics from a range of sectors - providing different perspectives, but all with the goal of protecting and enhancing our environment. 

We hear from Chartered Environmentalists from professional bodies, universities and independent consultancies. Sub-topics under the umbrella theme include the likely impact of climate change on global water security and the roles of materials, Environmental Impact Assessment and countryside professionals in tackling climate change.

While our CEnv speakers and those linked with their work are specialists in their field, they provide the perspectives from different sectors, which makes for an interesting debate. Each webinar includes a Q&A - with the opportunity to submit your questions prior to and during the webinar itself. 

To find out more about the speaker and their talk in part two, and/or to listen and participate for free on Tuesday, 12th May 2020 (12:00 - 13:00 BST), please keep reading. 



Addressing Climate Change in Environmental Impact Assessment: What, Why and How Well Are We Doing?

The talk will begin with a brief overview of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and of the European Union’s rationale for including climate change in the 2017 updated EIA Directive. The new requirements to address both climate change mitigation and adaptation in EIA will be discussed, with reference to available guidance and to recent project examples.  The talk will conclude by considering good practice pointers and key challenges going forward. 

By Joanna Wright CEnv - Director, Environmental Planning at LUC (Land Use Consultants) 

Joanna Wright MA MSc FIEMA CEnv is a Director of Environmental Planning with LUC and a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). 

She has an MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and almost 27 years of EIA experience, which has included involvement in a wide variety of EIA projects, EIA research projects at the national and European level and independent EIA reviews. In 2018, Joanna also gained an MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh after three years of part time study.

Since then, she has overseen the preparation of EIA climate change chapters for several major mixed-use developments, a large housing development, a football stadium complex, a rugby stadium, an ‘Eco-Park’ and several renewable energy developments. 

She prepared the climate change chapter for the 3rd Edition of the Institute of Civil Engineer’s EIA Handbook (2019) and is currently a peer reviewer for IEMA’s guidance on EIA and climate change adaptation.  Led by Joanna, LUC’s work on addressing climate change in EIA also culminated in LUC’s shortlisting in 2019 for IEMA’s inaugural ‘Innovation in Impact Assessment’ award.  

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Other Webinars in this Series

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