Study Area: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Reducing emissions is an important part of the Cayman Islands National Energy Policy (NEP).

Because this proposed project would result in a significant emission of greenhouse gases, a study of the potential emissions that would be released is being undertaken as part of the EIA. This assessment will determine the GHG emissions associated with the removal of vegetation and the one-time removal of peat, as well as the operational emissions based on expected traffic volumes. An assessment of GHGs for current traffic patterns will also occur.

Key aspects:

  • Existing peat depth and vegetation coverage are being examined via a combination of geospatial data and field assessment
  • Greenhouse gas emissions will include analysis of peat removal, vegetation removal, construction materials, construction vehicles, and traffic (operational) vehicles

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