IAIA17: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel
4-7 April 2017
Climate change represents a key challenge to the sustainability of global ecosystems and human prosperity in the 21st century. Climate change goes beyond project impacts, as it affects many diverse global issues: from water, food, and energy security to impacts on human rights and vulnerable peoples. Global climate change raises important questions of international and intergenerational justice.
IA science and practice are strongly challenged by climate change. IA will contribute to ensuring that future development outcomes are not jeopardized by present-day decisions, and to identifying resilient adaptation measures to reduce and manage the adverse effects of climate change.
Using our skills to adapt or mitigate the adverse effects of climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face as professionals and citizens. You are invited to join IAIA in Montréal to share information, best practices, success stories, innovations, and lessons learned with delegates from all over the world.
Integration of climate change in EIA, SEA, environmental and social management plans, and regional and project planning
Revised IA baselines integrating climate change data, uncertainties, and impacts
Adaptation and resilience from developed and developing countries
Climate finance and risk management
Major infrastructures adaptation measures and risk assessment
Capacity building transfer and communication about climate change to decision makers and different stakeholders
Climate change impact on policies, legislation, regulations, and “climate justice”
Climate change compensation and reduction/carbon capture and storage, market, and pricing
IAIA’s role in “climate smart(er)” impact assessment and the future
Climate change, extreme events, and impact assessment
The Association québécoise pour l’Évaluation d’Impacts (AQÉI) is honored to host the 2017 IAIA conference in Montréal. AQEI is comprised of 275 members from different sectors (private, government, non-profit organization, university), many of them working around the world in impact assessment. AQEI’s objectives are to gather all individuals, professional or non-professional, generally interested in impact assessment in view of:
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: