Climate Change

RPS provides carbon emission and climate change risk / adaptation assessments to support consent applications for projects of all scales. We have many years’ experience with these services as part of EIA and for DCO applications, and are perfectly placed to help our clients meet the carbon and climate requirements of the 2017 EIA Regulations with well-scoped, proportionate assessments.

Our strengths lie in highly robust greenhouse gas emissions assessments that have been proven to stand up to challenge at DCO hearings and public inquiry, and in our integrated, multidisciplinary approach, which ensures that climate change links across topics such as flood risk, biodiversity and resources are addressed efficiently for consent applications.

RPS also works with clients of all sizes to manage corporate carbon reporting, verification and disclosure. This includes assisting our PLC clients in the commercial and oil & gas sectors with data collection and management, Carbon Disclosure Project submissions, reduction targets, and independent verification.

Key Contacts

Tom Dearing

Tom Dearing   |   Principal Environmental Consultant  |   Send Email

Tom is a Chartered Environmentalist with eight years’ experience, specialising in carbon and climate change assessment for development projects, corporate reporting and verification. He provides EIA and standalone greenhouse gas emission and climate change risk/adaptation assessments for consent applications, including some of the UK’s largest energy, infrastructure and waste projects. Tom also supports clients with carbon disclosure reporting, verification and assurance services. He has written expert witness testimony for several public inquiries.