IAIA16 Sessions
Accepts Submissions: Yes - Open

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

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  • Oil pollution and gas leakages, social and natural resources resilience

     

    Session Proposal ID 28

    Lead Chair: Arne  Dalfelt |  CoChair(s):  Peter Tarr

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    The oil and gas industry, including its transport, are prone to accidents leading to oil spills, pollution and gas leakages. The ability of affected natural resources and communities to restore its original productive capacities and status depends on their inherent resilience. IAs need to consider resilience as a principle.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Putting out the fire with gasoline: Logistic secrets of PE events

     

    Session Proposal ID 29

    Lead Chair: Timothy  Peirson-Smith |  CoChair(s):  Chris Wong

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Public Participation

    Without doubt, poor logistics and organisational challenges can derail effective Public Engagement (PE) in EIA. This workshop offers an open platform for participants for sharing of international best practices, silent issues, challenges and the requirements of post-event follow-up for organising successful public engagement events.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Power & transmission: resilience for energy shift in transmission systems

     

    Session Proposal ID 30

    Lead Chair: Steef J.A.  van Baalen

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Energy - Power, Generation and Transmission

    The current Energy Shift has a large impact on transmission systems. But in what way are we prepared for disasters? are we able to cope with them and build enough resilience into our system. in this session, we will look into ways to asses the robustness of power and transmission systems for natural disasters.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Country experiences with oil spills and the resilience of ecosystems

     

    Session Proposal ID 31

    Lead Chair: Arne  Dalfelt

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Most oil producing countries do sooner or later experience industrial accidents leading to oil spills and serious pollution. Damage inflicted depends on the resilience of affected ecosystems and communities. This session will present experiences by governments in combatting oil spills where ecosystem resilience was important.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Ethical dilemmas in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 32

    Lead Chair: Marla  Orenstein

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This panel-based session seeks to foster discussion on some of the uncomfortable ethical issues that impact assessment practitioners encounter. By sharing our problems, experiences and solutions, participants will realize they are not alone and may learn new approaches for resolving ethical dilemmas.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Climate change and IA: Good practice cases (II)

     

    Session Proposal ID 33

    Lead Chair: Arend  Kolhoff

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Climate Change

    This session will provide the opportunity for people and organizations to share their good practice experiences with the integration of climate change issues in EIA as well as SEA. We welcome good practice cases on climate change adaptation and mitigation for all types of impact assessment and all sectors. Cases will be categorized per sector.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Economic impact assessment and sustainable regional development

     

    Session Proposal ID 34

    Lead Chair: Galina  Williams

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Social Impact Assessment

    Economic Impact Assessment (EcIA) is usually done at a state or country level. There are challenges and opportunities for IA practitioners to develop a range of EcIA tools that can be used at regional level. A range of international case studies that demonstrate the potential use of these tools is provided.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Social impacts in EA: State of the art

     

    Session Proposal ID 35

    Lead Chair: Sanne  Vammen Larsen |  CoChair(s):  Anne Merrild Hansen

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    In parts of the world, including Europe, regulation exists for environmental assessments (EA) but not SIA. In such settings it becomes relevant to explore, how well social impacts are handled in EAs, and thus this session focuses on state of the art of inclusion of social impacts in EA.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge in IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 36

    Lead Chair: Anne Merrild  Hansen

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    People living in rural areas are often closely bonded with nature. This has formed the base for construction of traditional knowledge systems that are holistic in nature. This session discusses the benefits and challenges of including Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Impact Assessments to contribute to a sustainable development.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The role of EA in the “One Belt One Road” initiative (I)

     

    Session Proposal ID 39

    Lead Chair: He  Xu |  CoChair(s):  Kin Che LAM ,   Rob   Verheem ,   Tao Hu

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This session aims to provide a platform to identify key issues on how EIA and SEA could play key roles in defending environmental interests in the future progress of "One Belt, One Road". The session will be jointly organized Nankai University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • State of the art resilience and sustainability-oriented impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 40

    Lead Chair: Angus  Morrison-Saunders |  CoChair(s):  Jack Krohn

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This Theme Forum session will be conducted in a World Café format to maximize participation and information sharing. Two questions drawn from the IAIA16 conference theme will be posed: (1) What are the key characteristics of effective resilience-based IA?; (2) What are the key characteristics of effective sustainability-based IA?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Gender and public participation: Women entrepreneurs in China and Japan

     

    Session Proposal ID 42

    Lead Chair: Jing  Song

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Despite the traditional patriarchal system, both China and Japan have recently witnessed more passion for entrepreneurial endeavors among women. In reaction to the question of whether women are losing out, this session examines women’s entrepreneurial and public participation promoted by various government and NGO programs.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment of small things

     

    Session Proposal ID 43

    Lead Chair: Rauno  Sairinen

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Social Impact Assessment

    Paper submissions are invited on the topic. Presenters will be asked to prepare brief presentations in order to maximise interaction and discussion.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Building resilience for long-term wellbeing

     

    Session Proposal ID 44

    Lead Chair: Yoichi  Kumagai |  CoChair(s):  Maria Partidário

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This session considers what builds resilience for long-term wellbeing and how to make that happen. It structures presentations and discussions around three main questions about key elements of resilience for long-term wellbeing, incorporating them in planning and assessment instruments, and distinguishing good and bad resilience.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • A plain language introduction to Resilience Thinking for IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 45

    Lead Chair: Roel  Slootweg |  CoChair(s):  Mike Jones

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Resilience thinking provides helpful concepts to define pathways towards sustainability in a changing and unpredictable world. The academic character of the resilience literature makes it inaccessible for impact assessment practitioners. This workshop aims to collect practical experience to draft a plain language introduction to resilience for impact assessment practitioners.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Systems approaches to impact assessment for resilience and sustainability

     

    Session Proposal ID 46

    Lead Chair: Jenny  Pope

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This session will explore how systems approaches to impact assessment can enhance practice and promote resilience and sustainability. Such approaches include resilience assessment, systems thinking and all forms of systems analysis, including system dynamics and soft systems methodology. Both theoretical contributions and practical

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Advancing EIA outcomes and processes through learning-centered approaches (I)

     

    Session Proposal ID 47

    Lead Chair: John  Sinclair |  CoChair(s):  Alan Diduck

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Public Participation

    EIA is recognized as a means to broad-based individual and social learning that could enable transitions to sustainability. The purpose of this session is to expand our knowledge of learning-centered approaches in EIA, with a special focus on the potential for such approaches to promote legitimacy, sustainability and resilience.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • HIA as a creation of deliberative society for sustainable development

     

    Session Proposal ID 48

    Lead Chair: Dr. Wiput   Phoolchareon |  CoChair(s):  Ms. Khanitta Seaiew

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Public Participation

    Due to prejudice and inequity in using evidences, the session is designed to redefine the HIA mainstream as fostering a deliberative and reconciliation process among the investors and civil society towards sustainable development; and to find the solutions for empowerment and capacity building of civil society, investors and authorities.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment following large infrequent disturbances

     

    Session Proposal ID 49

    Lead Chair: Randall  Krichbaum

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Impact assessments of large, unplanned disturbance events are often challenging due to the lack of direct pre-disturbance baseline data. This session explores indirect baseline modelling techniques useful in these situations, and looks at the ways impact assessments can be structured to compensate for a lack of direct baseline data.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Is nature’s resilience a valid argument for expanding the oil industry?

     

    Session Proposal ID 52

    Lead Chair: Peter  Tarr |  CoChair(s):  Arne Dalfelt

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    There is still limited knowledge of ecosystem resilience to oil spills and accidents, both off- shore and on-shore. This session debate will throw light on real-life experiences, knowledge and arguments related to ecosystem and natural resources resilience to accidents in the oil and gas sector.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The resilience of Indigenous People

     

    Session Proposal ID 56

    Lead Chair: Angeles  Mendoza Sammet |  CoChair(s):  Kepa Morgan ,   Marc   Dunn

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Indigenous Peoples

    This is the dedicated slot for the Indigenous People Section, still evaluating alternatives to use this slot.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Landscapes in development context (I)

     

    Session Proposal ID 61

    Lead Chair: Inge  Lindblom |  CoChair(s):  Véronique Simon

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Cultural Heritage

    This session focuses on how to manage cultural and natural heritage in urban and suburban landscapes within EIAs and SEAs. In a broader context this session also welcome different methods on how to characterize landscape as a tool for managing values in spatial planning.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Picture this: Images of resilience and sustainability

     

    Session Proposal ID 62

    Lead Chair: Angus  Morrison-Saunders |  CoChair(s):  Reece Alberts

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    A picture says a thousand words! Do you have a single image that communicates about resilience or sustainability in impact assessment? Presenters will display and explain their image. Audience participation to select the best image at the session is invited.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Urban resettlement and land readjustment.

     

    Session Proposal ID 64

    Lead Chair: To be confirmed 

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Social Impact Assessment

    Land readjustment or the idea of reassembling land parcels by a new layout plan together with the development of new infrastructures represent an opportunity to provide new ways to solve the old need to involuntary resettled people as the only solution to acquire land to build infrastructure in cities.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Early stakeholder engagement during site selection and project design (II)

     

    Session Proposal ID 65

    Lead Chair: Monica  Fundingsland Tetlow

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Early stakeholder engagement is arguably key to an effective EIA process, but is not without challenges for developers. This session aims to identify success factors for effectively managing stakeholder concerns and expectations early in the process when the feasibility of alternative project sites and design solutions is uncertain.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Innovative communication of project and impacts

     

    Session Proposal ID 66

    Lead Chair: Margrét   Arnardóttir |  CoChair(s):  Jóna Bjarnadóttir ,   Rúnar   Bjarnason

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    The session focuses on being creative and using new tools in the EIA process to inform the public and improve decision making. A new form of online digital non-technical environmental statement for wind farm in Iceland will be introduced. Other attendees are invited to present other examples.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Indigenous cultural landscapes and impact assessment (II)

     

    Session Proposal ID 67

    Lead Chair: Patricia  McCormack

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Cultural Heritage

    Additional IAIA Section if applicable:

    Indigenous Peoples

    Indigenous landscapes are often invisible to outsiders yet are critical for cultural heritage, identity, and resilience. This session addresses issues related to the complexity of these landscapes and of adequate impact assessments.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Communities’ role in HRIAs of private sector investment projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 69

    Lead Chair: Sarah  Zoen |  CoChair(s):  Peter Nestor ,   Irit   Tamir

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    Through case studies and role play, the workshop will examine approaches to seeking communities’ expectations and assertions of rights during an HRIA and what results ensued. Practical approaches to, and tools available for, will also be explored for community participation during impact assessments as well its subsequent management plans.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Social Licence to Operate and community resilience

     

    Session Proposal ID 71

    Lead Chair: Sara  Bice

    Session Format:  Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    The term ‘social licence to operate’ (SLO) is used to describe the business case for company engagement with stakeholders and issues, especially in resources industries. This session explores the connections between a project's SLO and community resilience.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Business and human rights: Where to now?

     

    Session Proposal ID 73

    Lead Chair: Sara   Bice

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    As industry continues to contend with understanding their human rights related risks and responsibilities, some businesses have been able to navigate this complex area. Businesses are starting to realise the opportunities that positive engagement in the context of Human Rights can bring.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Recovery from natural disasters and community resilience in aging society

     

    Session Proposal ID 74

    Lead Chair: Hideki  Koizumi |  CoChair(s):  Ryo Tajima

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    In this workshop, participants will discuss how we can design a sustainable and resilient community in an aging society while facing recovery from natural disasters.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Assessing environmental impacts with compliance gaps

     

    Session Proposal ID 75

    Lead Chair: Yuan  Xu

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Proposed solutions to potential environmental problems in EIA and SEA may not be exactly fulfilled due to compliance gaps. Optimistic assumptions about compliance could underestimate environmental impacts and risks. This session assesses the resulting divergence and explores the integration of compliance consideration in EIA and SEA.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Biodiversity offsets: The Asian experience

     

    Session Proposal ID 76

    Lead Chair: Vinod  Mathur |  CoChair(s):  Asha Rajvanshi

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Biodiversity offsets are increasingly being promoted to incentivize conservation. This session will bring together professionals/practitioners from across the globe, especially from the Asia Pacific region, to share their "win-win" or "playing with fire" experiences when offsets are being implemented in protected areas.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Contention, social movements, and the politics of impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 78

    Lead Chair: John  Devlin

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Public Participation

    Projects continue to put economic valuations foremost while social and environmental concerns are given only secondary consideration. This session will present cases demonstrating how publics mobilize to redress this imbalance and the political dynamics that such efforts create.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • As good as it gets: Working toward quality in impact assessment (I)

     

    Session Proposal ID 79

    Lead Chair: Ben  Cave |  CoChair(s):  Alan Bond ,   Rob   Verheem

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Quality underpins successful IA practice. But quality can be elusive. What makes a good quality assessment? How this can be delivered? We welcome examples of partnership between IA practitioners and academics, and examples of Asian approaches to quality in IA. Join us on our search for good quality IA.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • International comparison of public participation indicators

     

    Session Proposal ID 84

    Lead Chair: Kenichiro  Yanagi |  CoChair(s):  Noriko Okubo ,   Yukari   Takamura ,   Yayoi Isono ,   Naoyuki Sakumoto & Takehiko Murayama

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Public Participation

    This session aims at contributing to the development of criteria and indicators of public participation and consensus building by grasping the current status of public participation in Asia.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • ESIAs in the extractive sector (I)

     

    Session Proposal ID 85

    Lead Chair: Aimee   Bella |  CoChair(s):  Mbianyor Bakia ,   Amadou   Konare

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Energy - Oil, Gas and Renewable Fuels Section

    The session aims to bridge the crucial knowledge gap in the mining sector.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Uptake of impact assessment by the finance sector

     

    Session Proposal ID 86

    Lead Chair: To be  confirmed

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    This session explores the past, present and future potential of EIA and SEA to inform the risk management and voluntary corporate responsibility exercises of the finance sector. We are calling for research studies, case-study examples of best or worst cases, opinion and even provocative pieces to start deliberation over this issue.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Integrated policies toward sustainable resource management in Asia

     

    Session Proposal ID 87

    Lead Chair: Yoshiro  Higano |  CoChair(s):  Helmut Yabar

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Impact Assessment Law and Policies

    This session will explore the potential strategies to promote sustainable resource management in Asia, including technology innovation to improve resource productivity, integral policies to decouple economic growth from environmental pressure, promotion of technology transfer, and collaboration between developed and developing nations.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Social sustainability assessment in societies with decreasing populations

     

    Session Proposal ID 88

    Lead Chair: Hidefumi  Kurasaka

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    In a population-decreasing society, we have to face new sustainability problems, including a decreasing working-age population, abandonment of farming and planted forest, deteriorated social infrastructure and diminishing local communities. In order to assure social sustainability, it is necessary to put some assessment process in various planning procedures.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Sustainability: Solid ground or a slippery piece?

     

    Session Proposal ID 89

    Lead Chair: Asha  Rajvanshi |  CoChair(s):  Vinod B. Mathur

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    This session is intended to draw experience from around the world and especially from Asia on the performance and role of impact assessment in halting the loss of biodiversity and to inspire future assessments to promote biodiversity as a key element of sustainability assessment of development proposals.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Defining and achieving good practice in scoping

     

    Session Proposal ID 91

    Lead Chair: Lachlan  Wilkinson |  CoChair(s):  Claire Gronow

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Scoping is a critical step in IA but is often done poorly, for a variety of reasons. This session will explore good practice in scoping, drawing on work undertaken in 2015 by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and case studies and experience from other countries.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Health and wellbeing in infrastructure planning: How does IA fit?

     

    Session Proposal ID 92

    Lead Chair: Patrick  Harris |  CoChair(s):  Salim Vohra ,   Geetha   Ramesh

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Health

    The purpose of this session is to contribute towards a shared understanding of how health and wellbeing can be better included in infrastructure planning and approvals through impact assessment. The session will be comprised of presentations and a facilitated group discussion.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Developments and trends in HIA and health in EA in Asia and Pacific regions

     

    Session Proposal ID 93

    Lead Chair: Salim  Vohra |  CoChair(s):  Julia Nowacki ,   Robert   Bos

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Health

    This session aims to bring together policy-makers, practitioners, and academics to explore developments and trends in HIA and health in EA in the Asia and Pacific regions. This presentation-led session will discuss experiences and lessons learned as well as the likely future opportunities and challenges.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Corporate sustainability assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 94

    Lead Chair: Jerome  Donovan |  CoChair(s):  Thomas Borgert

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Increasingly the private sector is experiencing more pressure to not only engage in sustainability and sustainable development agendas, but also demonstrate their commitment to this through systematic processes to incorporate this into business operations. This session welcomes papers in this area.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • ODA and the role of IA for sustainability

     

    Session Proposal ID 97

    Lead Chair: Jong-Gwan  Jung

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Adaptation of safeguard policy in performance of ODA is mainly focused on the three objectives. Avoiding adverse impacts of projects on the affected local communities, and it minimizes or mitigates for the projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Resilient e-governance systems for smart communities

     

    Session Proposal ID 98

    Lead Chair: Giuseppe   Magro |  CoChair(s):  Roberto Mezzalama

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    We will present new tools based on opportunities opened by Big Data analytics for improving sustainability and resiliency in governance processes by stakeholder-social participation. Real use cases of sustainability optimization are invited.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Performance and innovation in resettlement and livelihoods restoration

     

    Session Proposal ID 99

    Lead Chair: Vincent   Roquet |  CoChair(s):  Warren Paul Mayes

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This session will include presentations on challenging resettlement projects as well as current topics and debate in resettlement, land acquisition and livelihoods restoration. The session will explore solutions that go beyond compliance with legislation and ensure mitigation of impacts and delivery of benefits to project affected p

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Renewable energy landscapes: Livability threat or NIMBY? (I)

     

    Session Proposal ID 101

    Lead Chair: Jan  Nuesink |  CoChair(s):  Margaret Trias

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    The renewable energy boom features mega windfarms, large PVparks and giant hydropower affecting natural landscapes and rural communities. Few locals benefit, many oppose the impact burden. Just old school NIMBY or should we reframe and rebalance impacts and ‘’externalities’’ of providing sustainable energy to urban centres?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Disasters, conflict and impact assessment (III)

     

    Session Proposal ID 106

    Lead Chair: Charles  Kelly

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Disasters and Conflicts

    The session brings together papers on conflict and disasters from a range of viewpoints and experiences to provide practical examples of how disasters and conflict can be included into the assessment process. The concept of resilience to disasters and from conflict will be a cross-cutting theme in the session.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Cultural heritage: Disaster planning, mitigation and response

     

    Session Proposal ID 107

    Lead Chair: Warren   Mayes

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Cultural Heritage

    Additional IAIA Section if applicable:

    Disasters and Conflict

    Cultural heritage places and objects are threatened by natural disasters and armed conflict that may make assistance and management difficult. Prospects for protection and salvage are increased if plans exist for mitigating damage. This session explores examples of successful plans and action to protect heritage places during natural disasters and armed conflict.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • What’s in it for us?

     

    Session Proposal ID 110

    Lead Chair: Paul  Lawrence

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This session invites papers to explore strategies in shifting expectations away from philanthropic gifts toward transparent environmental and social management.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Synergies between impact assessment and industrial ecology

     

    Session Proposal ID 111

    Lead Chair: Ralf  Aschemann

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This session explores synergies between the communities of impact assessment (IA) and industrial ecology (IE). Example: How can IE tools such as MFA or LCA support IA processes such as EIA or SEA? As a result, both communities should learn and profit from each other in order to unfold their full potential.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The role of SEA as a facilitator for sustainable planning

     

    Session Proposal ID 114

    Lead Chair: Charlotta  Faith-Ell |  CoChair(s):  Thomas Fischer ,   Berit   Balfors ,   Kristina Lundberg ,   Ulrika Gunnarsson Östling & Christina Hörnberg

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    There seems to be a need for a better understanding of the interrelationship between SEA and planning in order to achieve a better integration of sustainability in planning. In this session we want to explore the role of SEA in planning and discuss critically recent experiences of reforming SEA in different legal systems.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Habitat and ecosystem restoration as an impact mitigation option

     

    Session Proposal ID 115

    Lead Chair: Agnes  Kiss

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    The reversibility or irreversibility of ecological impacts can be fundamental to assessing project risks. How can EIAs assess the likelihood that ecosystem services and stable species populations can be restored, and what are the practical requirements (legal framework, baseline data, financing, etc.) that must be in place?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Fisheries resilience and sustainable aquaculture

     

    Session Proposal ID 116

    Lead Chair: Ijeoma   Vincent-Akpu

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    Fisheries and aquaculture subsectors tend to be impacted by their own activities, other sectors' activities, and on the environment. Experiences on fisheries and aquaculture practices that enhance 'eco-mitigation', increase beneficial socio-economic impacts and improve livelihood will be discussed.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Optimizing adaptation to increase resilience in a context of climate change

     

    Session Proposal ID 117

    Lead Chair: Manon  Circe |  CoChair(s):  Claude Desjarlais

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Adaptation is key to the resilience of communities facing natural disasters. In a climate change context, adaptation becomes critical and the communities need to make smarter choices. This session aims at sharing practical cases that demonstrate how impact assessment combined with other processes can lead to sustainable solutions.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Does impact assessment improve ecosystem resilience?

     

    Session Proposal ID 120

    Lead Chair: Pippa  Howard

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Papers will address whether IA improves ecosystem resilience in practice. Key topics include land use planning, mitigation hierarchy, ecological restoration, species versus ecosystem metrics, and the extent to which the revised IAIA Best Practice Principles might improve efforts towards strengthening ecosystem resilience.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Building excellence in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 124

    Lead Chair: Charlotte  Bingham

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Let us learn together by sharing and discussing techniques of building excellence in impact assessment. Papers discussing face-to-face training, mentoring, apprenticeships, professional development fellowships, training of trainers, distance learning and the establishment of country-based learning centers are solicited.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • How do leading practitioners embed sustainability into the ESIA process?

     

    Session Proposal ID 125

    Lead Chair: Cary  Ehrman |  CoChair(s):  Alexandra Blood

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Presenters will be discussing a variety of examples regarding how sustainability has been embedded into the ESIA process for projects using case studies and process presentations. The audience will then comment and discuss.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Collaboration and capacity building: The key to resilient IA practice?

     

    Session Proposal ID 126

    Lead Chair: Josh  Fothergill

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Collaboration is a key trait in progress towards sustainability. This paper session will explore how the IA community is collaborating to make practice more resilient to the increasing scale and complexity of global sustainability challenges.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Planning for disaster debris

     

    Session Proposal ID 129

    Lead Chair: Karl   Kim |  CoChair(s):  Kiyomi Kawamoto ,   Van   Romero ,   Eric Yamashita

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    The session considers debris generated from earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, and other natural and cascading disasters. It emphasizes the need for pre-event planning and highlights the use of new technologies and approaches for data collection and debris management.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Sustainable transport: Current situations and challenges

     

    Session Proposal ID 130

    Lead Chair: Hideharu  Morishita |  CoChair(s):  Yoshitsugu Hayashi

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Since Agenda 21 was published in 1992, the UN has been dealing with transportation issues as key elements for sustainability. This session will deal with current efforts all over the world as well as future challenges for sustainable transport from the environmental, economic, and social points of view.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • How to respond to public concerns on resilience and sustainability

     

    Session Proposal ID 131

    Lead Chair: Sachihiko  Harashina

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IA should be a communication channel to respond to public concerns on resilience and sustainability. The forum will invite the input from various societies to review the state of the art of concise EIA/IA systems. It will be discussed how to introduce such system to respond to public concerns.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment for smart cities (I)

     

    Session Proposal ID 132

    Lead Chair: AC  Chung

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Urbanisation is a global trend, giving pressure to the local community from land use, town planning, transportation and infrastructure. This session invites experience sharing on smart city development with case studies on the latest impact assessment practices in toward ultimate sustainability.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Connecting transportation planning and IA: Theory and practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 133

    Lead Chair: Robert   Paterson

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This panel session seeks papers that explore new theoretical possibilities, methodological advances, and/or practice-based innovations to make transportation plans and project impact assessment more integrated, efficient, and effective to advance sustainability concerns.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Environmental Information Platform for a resilient and sustainable society

     

    Session Proposal ID 134

    Lead Chair: Hiromichi  Fukui |  CoChair(s):  Takehiko Murayama

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This forum examines how an Environment Information Platform (EIP) can help make our society resilient and sustainable and shows some use cases. Information technologies such as GIS capacities are radically changed, and we face new challenges:  more data, large heterogeneity, variable quality, and new tools to support—especially citizen science.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • How SEA and EIA contribute to more resilient plans, programs, and projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 138

    Lead Chair: Louis  Meuleman

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    The EU environmental impact assessments on plans (SEA) and projects (EIA) have a built-in long term dimension. This session discusses how the EU IAs could contribute to more resilient plans and projects and help prevent future costs and damage, in particular in a transboundary context.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Poverty, inequality, and resilience

     

    Session Proposal ID 139

    Lead Chair: Riki  Therivel

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This session explores the links between poverty, inequality, and resilience, from the individual to the international level.  It aims to improve the consideration of these issues in impact assessment, and lead to more resilient and fairer projects and plans.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Technological risk and emergency preparedness in the WBG's EHS Guidelines

     

    Session Proposal ID 143

    Lead Chair: Gael  Gregoire

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Technological risk assessments and emergency preparedness in the World Bank Group's EHS Guidelines and in IFC Performance Standards.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Asian SEA, EIA and ecosystem service assessment: Biodiversity and ecosystem services (I)

     

    Session Proposal ID 145

    Lead Chair: Kii  Hayashi |  CoChair(s):  Oyunaa Lkhagvasuren

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    How do you assess the impacts of natural resource development in terms of one's economy, on its people, in its tradition and culture: We will look at EIA/SEA/ES assessment good practices in this region and provide you with a good human network in Asia.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment (IA) as a design tool

     

    Session Proposal ID 146

    Lead Chair: Elsa  João |  CoChair(s):  Lex Brown

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    We will explore the issues involved in using impact assessment as a design tool and discuss how best to engage with people who are skeptical of the benefits of IA and reluctant to do more than what is required by law. All aspects of impact assessment will be considered (e.g., EIA, SIA, SEA, HIA, Ecological Impact Assessment).

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Improving confidence in biodiversity baseline studies

     

    Session Proposal ID 147

    Lead Chair: Mervyn  Mason

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    We will explore solutions for improving the confidence in biodiversity baseline studies for ESIAs, as well as the application and interpretation of the IFC’s Performance Standard 6, as foundations for more robust and practical impact assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Contribution of SEA and EIA to Resilient PPP

     

    Session Proposal ID 151

    Lead Chair: To be confirmed 

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Pareticipants discuss how SEA and EIA can contribute to developing resilient policies, plans and projects in various countries other than the EU region. Papers address a variety of issues, from small islands to trans-boundary issues to specific energy projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Asia Day: The role of safeguards in supporting the challenges of PPP in Asi

     

    Session Proposal ID 152

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format:  n/a  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Asia Day: Supporting countries in the use of SEA and CIA in Asia

     

    Session Proposal ID 153

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format:  n/a  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Asia Day: Capacity building & country systems

     

    Session Proposal ID 154

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format:  n/a  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Asian SEA, EIA and ecosystem service assessment: EIA and SEA (III)

     

    Session Proposal ID 155

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format:  n/a  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Acceptance Status: approved