Certain environmental permits require that an environmental impact assessment (EIA) be carried out. The purpose of the EIA procedure is to ensure that the environmental impacts are investigated in sufficient depth with regard to projects that have a significant environmental impact. The objective of the EIA procedure is also to increase citizens’ opportunities to participate in and contribute to project planning.
In Finland, the procedures for environmental impact assessments are steered and monitored by the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. In Sweden, the corresponding authority is the County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen). In Denmark, the Nature Agency (Naturstyrelsen) is responsible for EIA procedures.
Fortum does not currently have ongoing EIA projects in Sweden or in Denmark. In Finland we have one ongoing EIA project in Pori.