Consulting and environmental planning services

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

The procedure has the purpose to identify, describe and evaluate the direct and indirect effects of a project on human’s health and certain environmental components such as fauna, flora, soil, water, air, climate, landscape and cultural heritage, as well as the interaction between these factors. Its aim is to protect human’s health, to contribute to life’s quality with a better environment, to maintain species and preserve the reproductive capacity of the ecosystem as an essential resource for life. The description of impacts related to florophenological and ecosystem components and possible mitigation measures are dealt with in a specific section of the Environmental Impact Study (EIS), included in the EIA procedure itself.

Environmental Incidence Assessment (EIncA)

If a plan or intervention can significantly affect the ecological status of a conservation-relevant environment, which is part of the Natura 2000 Network (Special Area of Conservation – SAC, pursuant to Directive 92/43 / EEC “Habitat”) an Environmental Incidence Assessment (EIncA) document must be produced, together with the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). The purpose of this procedure is to clearly identify and indicate possible effects of the work having a significant impact on the Site.

Environmental Monitoring Plans (EMP)

At the end of the planning phase of an intervention and/or an infrastructure, it is necessary to verify that the environmental impact forecasts identified during the Environmental Incidence Assessment (EIncA) and the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) studies, comply with what can be observed during the construction and operation of the project, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation interventions. The EMP, referring to the documentation relating to the executive project, the Environmental Impact Study and the related Environmental Impact Assessment procedure, as well as the projects’ specification, establishes the environmental parameters under assessment, the methods to be applied and the timetable to be followed. A specific section is dedicated to monitoring fauna and vegetation components, as well as to verify the ecological functionality of the impacted environment.

(Euro) Environmental planning

ERSE actively supports public authorities and private parties, which are responsible of the management of environmental resources, in environmental planning with the aim of conservation/management of its resources, leading them from the project idea to its realization. It also supports the client in the search for funding lines (Community, National and Regional) to support the project (eg LIFE, Interreg).