Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Key or Hindrance for the Expansion of Renewables in Germany and Japan?

Webinar, 25th June 2020 (Thu), 10:30 a.m. CEST / 5:30 p.m. JST


25 MW Solaranlage in Miyazaki  (Quelle: Toshiba)
25 MW Solaranlage in Miyazaki (Quelle: Toshiba)

The increased expansion of renewable energies and the realization of large-scale projects such as onshore and offshore wind farms or megasolar plants is often connected to environmental questions and social acceptance both in Germany and Japan.

Are Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes in the current form more of a hindrance or a key to the fast expansion of renewables? How much citizen participation is necessary? Is it decisive for the acceptance of new projects?

In the webinar, we explain the specific challenges for wind farms and megasolar plant and the basic outline of EIA and citizen participation process in both countries. Realizing the view for discussion on the role of the EIA for the expansion of renewable energies. After that, we open the webinar for questions and comments.

Supported by:

Federal German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)





Introduction and Moderation:

Johanna Schilling, ECOS


  • Takahiro Hosokawa, Asia Air Survey Co.,Ltd. / Director of JEAS (Japan Association of Environment Assessment)
  • Lars Langeleh, Westwind Entwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG


Johanna Schilling
Tel: +49 (0)541-911909 90

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