What is an EIA?

Blue Gate Antwerp nv began its EIA (environmental impact assessment) at the end of 2011. For every large (re)development project, the effects on people and the environment are scientifically researched in an environmental impact assessment known as an EIA in Belgium. The redevelopment plans are objectively compared with alternative scenarios, and the assessment also includes information on how negative effects can be avoided, mitigated, or compensated. With these types of large projects, building and environmental permits cannot be granted without an approved EIA. Often, mitigating measures identified in the assessment are included as conditions of the permits.