Conference Theme

IAIA16: Resilience and Sustainability
Nagoya Congress Center
Aichi-Nagoya, Japan
11-14 May 2016

“Resilience” is emerging as one of the most important global keywords in the 21st Century. Developing from the field of eco-system, the word has gained popularity in various fields, such as environmental impact assessment, social and health impact assessment, international development, and climate change, as well as natural and man-made disasters.

The experience of the severe earthquake and nuclear accident in 2011 emphasized that increasing our capacity for resilience to damage is an urgent issue facing Japanese society. Not only in our country, but for the rest of the world, improving resilience for sustainable communities is a common issue. We expect to share information and experiences on this theme among delegates from all over the world.

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Conference Topics

  • Natural disasters and resilience

  • Man-made disasters: preparedness, emergency response and rehabilitation

  • Biodiversity restoration and ecological impact assessment

  • Population change and sustainability assessment

  • International cooperation and sustainable development

  • Collaboration for sustainability in Asian region

  • Environmental information infrastructure for sustainable development

  • Transportation, land use and sustainability

General Impact Assessment Topics

  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • Biodiversity and ecology
  • Climate change
  • Corporate stewardship and risk management
  • Cultural heritage
  • Disaster and conflict
  • Energy: Oil, gas and renewable fuels
  • Energy: Power generation and transmission
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Governance and Regulations
  • Health
  • Impact Assessment Law and Policies
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Integrated Assessment of Trade-Related Policies
  • Public participation
  • Social impact assessment
  • Strategic environmental assessment

Local Host and Organizer

Japan Committee for IAIA16
Tokyo Institute of Technology G5-9 4259 Nagatsuta, Midoriku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, 226-8502 Japan
Phone +81 45-924-5550

In Association With

  • Ministry of the Environment
    Japan International Cooperation Agency
    Japan Bank for International Cooperation
    Japan External Trade Organization
    Japan Society for Impact Assessment
    Japan Association of Environmental Assessment
    Japan Tourism Agency
    Japan National Tourism Organization
    Aichi Prefecture
    City of Nagoya
    Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Nagoya Congress Center

Technical Visits

In addition to conference sessions, workshops, and training courses, you will be able to choose technical visits, sightseeing tours, networking opportunities, and more. Potential technical visits around the region include:

  • The past, present, and future of Yokkaichi air pollution
  • Risk management and resilience against large-scale disasters in Nagoya City
  • Conservation of Ramsar wetland and its impact on waste management policy in Nagoya City
  • Nature conservation after EXPO 2005 Aichi and ecofriendly city and factory
  • The 2000-year-old Ise Great Shrine
  • World cultural sites and Mt. Fuji

About Aichi-Nagoya

Aichi-Nagoya, located in central Japan, is famous as the hometown of samurai culture and the nation’s industrial core.

The region is surrounded by natural and cultural resources, including UNESCO World Heritage sites Kyoto, Shirakawa-go Village, Kumano Old Street, and Mt. Fuji, as well as the national parks of Ise Bay and Japan Alps.

Aichi-Nagoya has a history of saving nature by its citizens. “Fujimae tidal flats” was saved from a landfill project in 1999, and most of the “Kaisho forest” was saved when the World Exposition took place in Aichi, Japan, in 2005.

Being an environmentally advanced capital, Aichi-Nagoya has welcomed the United Nation’s 10th Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2010 and a UNESCO conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in 2014.