December 5, 2023

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Course Description

Environmental Impact Assessment Reports are an integral part of the EIA process and it is important for those preparing these reports to be familiar with the process and vital sections needed. This helps all involved to understand where the information presented in an EIAR comes from, why it is included and what the purpose of the EIAR is. This course will cover the fundamental principles in putting together an EIAR, EIA screening, the information to include in vital areas and much more.

Course Content

Overview of EIA process and purpose of an EIAR

Fundamental principles in EIAR preparation

  • Including competent expertise

The main steps in preparing an EIAR

Approach to and presentation of information on:


  • Reasonable alternatives
  • Project description (‘whole’ project)
  • Scope for each environmental factor
  • Population & Human Health
  • Biodiversity
  • Land & Soils / Water / Air
  • Material Assets
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Mitigation & monitoring
  • Cumulative effects
  • Interactions
  • Ongoing scoping adjustments

 Carrying out the EIA and presenting the required information on

  • Alternatives
  • Description of proposed development
  • Baseline
  • Impact assessment
  • Mitigation & monitoring
  • Residual impacts & monitoring
  • Sources of information

Overview of next stages in EIA process

Key guidelines

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is intended for people who have experience with the preparation of plans and projects involving Environmental Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment, and would also be of interest to those who may have attended CMG Training’s previous EIA/AA seminars.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificates.

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