I am currently doing some research about 'environmental impact assessment' (EIA) and would like to know if you had some information on this topic.
I am aware that there are some regulations in place (both at a country and EU levels) and as such a certain number of projects must go through a mandatory EIA (source: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/eia-legalcontext.htm).
What I am looking at is basically if there are some numbers available about the following:
- how many projects are concerned on a yearly basis in the EU?
- how many parties are involved in these EIAs?
- how long do these EIAs take on average?
- is there a list about companies that are allowed to run these assessments?
Thank you very much for your help.