With climate change becoming increasingly more important in assessment and decision-making process, greenhouse gas assessments at project level are becoming more common specially for large infrastructure projects. The amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, applied across the EU and implemented in the UK in 2017 require an assessment of the Climate Change, which generally includes a developing a baseline for GHG emissions to assess potential future impacts.
This developing aspect of environmental assessment requires a close working with project developers, designers and sector specialists specially soil scientists, hydrologists and ecologists, and Wardell Armstrong’s multi-disciplinary expertise that enable the prepare comprehensive and accurate assessments for specific project.
Wardell Armstrong has the relevant experience and knowledge regarding the vulnerabilities, impacts and risks of climate change to assess risks to organisation and project-based development. Our approach has been designed to inform relevant stakeholders of risk both direct and indirectly linked to the current and future effects of climate change.
By necessity these assessments consider all aspects of climate change risk and define the potential impacts across all aspects of the project. Climate change will enviably also allow economic opportunities for certain sectors such as Tourism and Food/Agriculture. Our specialists can help assist in understanding and capitalising on these opportunities.
The information and data used to standardise the approach to CCRA is based on the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Assessment Reports (AR) together with all relevent National Governmental data sets.