IAIA16 Sessions
Accepts Submissions: Yes - by Invitation only

The following list of IAIA16 Annual Conference Sessions are open to accepting abstracts by invitation only.

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  • ASEAN EIA update and roundtable

     

    Session Proposal ID 95

    Lead Chair: Matthew  Baird |  CoChair(s):  Peter King

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) EIA roundtable will provide excellent discussion on the future of EIA in the ASEAN economic community (AEC).

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Best practice in adopting a strategic approach to sustainable development

     

    Session Proposal ID 90

    Lead Chair: Pavit  Ramachandran

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is gaining traction as countries recognize the imperative of integrating environment and social considerations into policy and planning processes. This session will share knowledge on country uptake of SEA in the Greater Mekong Subregion and more widely the Asia-Pacific region and best practice in its application.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Biodiversity and tropical agriculture and forestry

     

    Session Proposal ID 118

    Lead Chair: Elizabeth  Clarke

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Additional IAIA Section if applicable: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    Biodiversity losses have been greatest on the tropical belt. Poor planning for agriculture and forestry are major drivers yet impact assessment receives little attention for its potential to mitigate impacts. This session will explore ESIA for its role in mitigating – or failing to mitigate – these biodiversity losses.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Boom town effects from oil and gas development

     

    Session Proposal ID 96

    Lead Chair: Will   Rifkin |  CoChair(s):  Jenny Pope ,   Julia   Haggerty

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    A roundtable, videos, and dialogue on the ways that oil and gas development creates cumulative social and economic impacts.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Business-led approaches for promoting biodiversity in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 103

    Lead Chair: Mark  Johnston |  CoChair(s):  Peter Moore

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Learn about efforts by the Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) to provide leadership in developing and sharing good practices related to managing biodiversity across the oil and gas, mining, and financial industries. These efforts support the “Best Practice Principles for Biodiversity in IA."

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Ecosystem services: Why so little used in planning?

     

    Session Proposal ID 100

    Lead Chair: Ulrike  Troeger |  CoChair(s):  Roel Slootweg

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    Ecosystem services assessments are often merely add-ons to impact assessments. Rarely are they used proactively, allowing to look at planning in an integrating way. We will explore what hinders ecosystem services from being used in IA in a meaningful way and how we can overcome this.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • EIA and monitoring protocols for seabed minings in deep-sea environments

     

    Session Proposal ID 60

    Lead Chair: Hiroyuki   Yamamoto

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    Deep-sea environments are faced with cumulative effects by human activities. Recent environmental issues relevant with seabed minings appeared and reality of impact are discussed. Practical methods of survey, monitoring, and EIA for deep-sea habitats are developed. Ecosystem-based management is needed for sustainable usage of deep sea environments.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Environmental creation from disaster

     

    Session Proposal ID 128

    Lead Chair: Makoto  Ooba

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    Through conducting integrated research, environmental emergency research seeks to contribute to both reconstruction and environmental creation in areas affected by earthquakes. In this session, we will discuss environmental emergency research, with a focus on methods and practices.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • IFI's accountability mechanisms: Resilience and sustainability (II)

     

    Session Proposal ID 37

    Lead Chair: Alfredo  Abad |  CoChair(s):  Dingding TANG

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section:  Impact Assessment Law and Policies

    The session will focus on lessons learnt in the course of the compliance reviews or mediation processes carried out by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms of the IFIs. Participants are invited to discuss how to use them to build resilience of the communities affected by the projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Is resilience a valid argument when negotiating impact mitigation?

     

    Session Proposal ID 51

    Lead Chair: Morgan  Hauptfleisch |  CoChair(s):  Arne Dalfelt

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    All oil and gas development projects carry significant risks of oil spills and pollution, and natural ecosystems and local communities may be exposed. The concerns of these communities must be taken seriously and their arguments heard. Public hearings are part of the process, and resilience is part of the arguments.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • JICA’s leadership in impact assessment capacity development

     

    Session Proposal ID 58

    Lead Chair: Yasuo  Fujita

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    JICA is a donor agency involved with impact assessment around the world. This session will share JICA’s leadership in capacity development for environmental/social impact assessment, followed by presentations/discussions with the government officials of Myanmar and Cambodia on the challenges for strengthening their capabilities.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Nuclear disasters: Preparedness, emergency response, and rehabilitation

     

    Session Proposal ID 83

    Lead Chair: Takehiko  Murayama

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section:  Disasters and Conflicts

    This session deals with actual situations of local and national impacts by nuclear disasters in Fukushima, the feasibility of regional disaster prevention plan for nuclear power plant disasters, and nuclear disaster prevention activities in the Asian region, as well as European efforts on nuclear disaster prevention.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Quantifying biodiversity impacts and resilience potential

     

    Session Proposal ID 144

    Lead Chair: Akira  Tanaka |  CoChair(s):  Sangdon Lee ,   Pamela   Gunther

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    This session will focus on methods used to qualtify biodiversity resoration efforts. Presentations will include use of mitigation goals, environmental management plans, quantification of results, adaptive management, and resiliency and sustainability approaches to ensure long-term ecological benefits.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Resilience, impact assessment, and coping with major project-induced change

     

    Session Proposal ID 50

    Lead Chair: Francesca  Viliani

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section:  Health

    Additional IAIA Section if applicable:

    SIA, CSRM, Indigenous People, Disasters/Conflict

    Major projects typically lead to transformational changes in the physical and human environment. How do communities cope with the change that accompanies major projects? In this interactive forum session presenters will discuss the emotional, physical, psychological and relational aspects of resilience and the lessons for HIA, SIA and EIA.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Sustainable infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean

     

    Session Proposal ID 113

    Lead Chair: Graham  Watkins

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    This session will present approaches to standardizing our understanding of sustainable infrastructure. It will focus on the need for effective multi-sector planning and advances in assessing and measuring sustainability in infrastructure projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The link between resiliency and climate smart(er) impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 57

    Lead Chair: Weston  Fisher |  CoChair(s):  Arend Kolhoff

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section:  Climate Change

    The Paris Summit outcomes can be used to advance the importance of IA and ensure that IA processes are used effectively in addressing the world’s growing environmental and social climate change challenges. This Forum is intended to help guide IA practitioners and the IAIA community in responding to the Paris directives.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The role of international cooperation in promoting project benefit-sharing.

     

    Session Proposal ID 59

    Lead Chair: Ana Maria  Esteves |  CoChair(s):  Galina Williams

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section:  Social Impact Assessment

    The panel will explore the role of international cooperation agencies in influencing the role that a government defines for itself, international and national private sectors, in pursuing benefit-sharing objectives for large-scale extractives and energy projects. Recommendations will be made for the field of impact assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Tools and approaches for integrating biodiversity in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 77

    Lead Chair: Stephen  Edwards

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Additional IAIA Section if applicable:

    No, but it has been developed in collaboration with, and with full knowledge of the Biodiversity and Ecology Section co-chairs.

    Biodiversity in impact assessment:  do it right! Ensure your baseline covers its bases, screening identifies biodiversity risks, and your reports are accurate. Learn how to make sure your due diligence is just that and biodiversity is accurately reflected in your impact assessment!

    Acceptance Status: approved