Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, which are then used to identify the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the project prior to decision-making.
The aim is to predict these environmental impacts at the early stages of project planning and design, and find ways to reduce adverse impacts and shape the project to suit the local environment. These predictions and options are then presented to the relevant decision makers.
Environmental Impact Assessment is undertaken for projects that fall under the scope of Environmental Impact Assessment from Certain Projects Law 127(I)/2018, which was ratified by Directive 2014/52/EU.
The team at YNB undertakes the analysis of a project’s potential environmental and social impacts and regulatory constraints to help implement a strategy that will allow for successful development of timely and cost-effective project plans, evaluative studies, sound engineering designs, effective stakeholder management and successful permitting.
By anticipating and addressing these requirements early in the project design phase and undertaking expert regulatory negotiations throughout, we can implement a permitting strategy, development schedule and mitigation plans that will expedite permit acquisition and compliance and resolve any technical and external stakeholder issues.
We have prepared various environmental impact studies for a broad range of national and multinational companies that operate within the Cypriot market.