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    Has anyone got any idea on how to structure a environmental impact report? or even how to write one? haha desperately need help this is my last assignment for my course!


    These things vary a fair amount depending on what you're writing them for. They generally survey the different kinds of possible environmental impacts involved in whichever project you're assessing, and then attempt to quantify how much damage they will cause. Sometimes 'costs' are calculated in social/economic/environmental bands. Often the final recommendation will involve a variety of 'compromise positions' that attempt to priorities factors seen to be most important/

    Since the Millennium Assessment in 2005, a lot of these studies use the 'ecosystem services' model to determine the relative importance of different ways in which ecosystems are useful to humankind, and from that, to assess consequences and importance of damages caused. More info here: http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/...tems-services/


    Only ever heard of these referred to as Environment Impact Assessments and from what I remember they looked at physical and human environments and also looked at sustainability.
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