Environmental assessment ensures that the environmental implications of decisions are taken into account before the decisions are made. Environmental assessment can be undertaken for individual projects, such as a dam, motorway, airport or factory, or for public plans or programmes. Consultation with the public is a key feature of environmental assessment procedures.
MCRIT carried out the first implementation of the Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment for the Transport Infrastructure Plan of Catalonia in 2007. Since then, MCRIT has carried out many environmental assessments, mainly in transport and spatial development projects.