183: How Environmental Impact Assessment Shapes Our Sustainable Future: Insights with Angus Morrison-Saunders

Mama Earth Talk

07-01-2024 • 49 mins

In this episode, we talk to Angus Morrison-Saunders. He is an Environmental Impact Assessment expert with over 35 years of experience. He has excelled in academia, research, and consultancy as well as an editor of leading EIA journals and a dedicated environmental consultant, who has significantly shaped the field.

During this episode we talked about origins of EIA, highlighted EIA's pivotal role in mitigating environmental impacts, and explored challenges like defining "significant" impacts and the comprehensive EIA process. Emphasizing the evolving role of public engagement, obstacles in EIA, the practice of offsetting impacts, and the necessity of collaboration between sectors.

Links from the episodes:

The best books on environmental impact assessment

Where can people find Angus?

LinkedIn

ECU

Key Take Away

“Think before you act”

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