Environmental, social and sustainability assessment

CEP has practical experience in undertaking environmental, social and sustainability impact assessment / appraisals in the UK and internationally, and applying them across a wide range of sectors.  We also provide peer and legal reviews, provide expert advice, undertake research on assessment tools and techniques, develop guidance and provide training.  CEP brings a blend of knowledge and experience from practice, academic and legal perspectives. 

Example projects include:

Study concerning the preparation of the report on the application and effectiveness of the SEA Directive (Directive 2001/42/EC) (led by Milieu Ltd). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2015 - 2016.

A two way conversation with the people of Scotland on the social impact of offshore renewables (with Pidgin Perfect and Nereus Environmental). For Marine Scotland. 2014 - 2015.

Expert evidence on EIA on behalf of the Government of Nicaragua (Dr William Sheate) at the International Court of Justice in the case Nicaragua v Costa Rica (Border Road). 2014 - 2015.

Specialist adviser to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee inquiry into HS2 and the environment (Dr William Sheate). For the House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee. 2014.

Modular development plan of the pan-European transmission system 2050 -
e-Highway 2050 (led by RTE). For the European Commission. 2012 - 2015.

Ex ante evaluation of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020 -
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) (led by Agra CEAS). For the Scottish Government. 2012 - 2014.

Support to develop guidance for streamlining environmental assessment procedures of energy infrastructure ‘projects of common interest’ (led by Milieu, with Arcadis). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2012 - 2014.

Practical guidance and recommendations for integrating climate change and biodiversity into Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) / Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) procedures (with Milieu). For the European Commission's DG Environment. 2011.

Mersey Gateway project - update of socio-economic impact assessment as part of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (led by Gifford, part of Ramboll). For Halton Borough Council. 2011.