Event overview

The first in a series of four webinars designed to help EIA practitioners understand and prepare for future challenges will see Josh Fothergill tackle one of the most overlooked areas of EIA: How to plan and write an effective environmental statement?

With the complexity and length of environmental statements becoming a barrier to stakeholder consultation Josh will explore how adapting our approach can deliver significant improvements.

He will look at how to consider an Environmental Statement’s macro and micro-scale structure, the challenges & benefits of using templates, and how the industry needs to be preparing for the potential of digital EIA. He will also outline tools for honing the focus of any environmental statement to better consider the audience(s) it is aimed at as well as how “organised reasoning” could radically improve how we set develop and present an EIA’s findings.   

This webinar is free for Development & Infrastructure subscribers and Environment Analyst Market Intelligence subscribers are entitled to receive 15% off.

Speaker: Josh Fothergill

Josh has expertise and experience across impact assessment, capacity building, sustainable resource management and integrating sustainability in business, spending much of the last decade as Policy Lead at IEMA - the professional body for cross-cutting environmental and sustainability management. 

Josh is particularly adept at solving complex problems and providing respected Professionally, Josh is Coordinator of Scotland's annual EIA Community Conference, on Transform Magazine's editorial board and a Steering Group member for both IEMA's Impact Assessment Network and its Global Environmental & Social Assessment Group. He is a former Chair of the IAIA's Ireland & UK Branch and has helped organised multiple IAIA symposia.

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