IAIA18 Session Submissions

Following is a list of IAIA18 Annual Conference Sessions which have been submitted.

 
  • A rights-based approach to FPIC and HRIAs: Lessons from the field

     

    Session Proposal ID 59

    Lead Chair: Irit  Tamir |  CoChair(s):  Titus Gwemende ,   Wilimien   Wicomb ,   Sara Bice

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Participants will learn more about the challenges and lessons that local communities, civil society organizations, companies, and NGOs face when documenting impacts on rights of affected communities and their environment. This session will be part panel, part workshop so audience participants have a chance to discuss and problem-solve.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • A role for enhanced institutional capacity in driving improved SDG outcomes

     

    Session Proposal ID 91

    Lead Chair: Josh  Fothergill |  CoChair(s):  John Carstensen

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The session explores the practical and operational use of competency frameworks to enhance and ascertain adequate technical impact assessment capability in organizational and national contexts. This open session aims to examine the approach to IA capacity building across international financial and development institutions, regions, and countries.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • A systems approach to SEA capacity development

     

    Session Proposal ID 63

    Lead Chair: Bobbi  Schijf |  CoChair(s):  Daniel Slunge ,   Gwen   Van Boven ,   Anna Francis Olsson

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    A systems approach helps to see the bigger picture, and to decide where to focus capacity efforts in a country. The NCEA has developed such an approach for ESIA and SEA. The Sida-funded SEA training program also uses a systems approach. We outline our approaches and share application experiences.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Aashukan, one year later

     

    Session Proposal ID 106

    Lead Chair: Marc  Dunn |  CoChair(s):  Kepa Morgan ,   Philippe   Hanna

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    In 2017, the Indigenous Peoples Section organized Aashukan, designed to build bridges between communities and proponents through IA. This session will revisit the lessons from Aashukan. Presenters are encouraged to bring case studies that exemplify (or not) the principles from Ashukan to continue the discussion initiated in 2017.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Aging health publications

     

    Session Proposal ID 115

    Lead Chair: Mark   Divall

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session will be organized by the IAIA Health Section to discuss aging health publications and updating the same.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • And now the good news: A therapy session on the value of EIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 44

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

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Tired of hearing EIA talked down? Come and hear inspiring, therapeutic stories of why EIA is valuable, how it drives better decision-making, better environmental conditions, better policy, better results for communities and delivers environmental justice for society. Your stories will be welcome too. Be energized by the good news!

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Applying resilience thinking in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 35

    Lead Chair: Cary  Ehrman |  CoChair(s):  Pieter Booth

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session provides the opportunity for people and organizations to share experience in integrating resilience assessment in the impact assessment process. Papers are encouraged on frameworks and tools describing case studies representing a wide variety of contexts, key attributes, and lessons learned.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Applying the mitigation hierarchy to address marine biodiversity impacts

     

    Session Proposal ID 119

    Lead Chair: Jan-Willem  van Bochove |  CoChair(s):  Suzanne Livingstone

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    How can the mitigation hierarchy be applied to address marine biodiversity and ecosystem service impacts? What are some of the challenges and opportunities for implementing good mitigation practice? We bring together experiences from around the world to share new ideas, tools, and approaches for improving marine biodiversity outcomes.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Are the SDGs an opportunity to guide a regulatory framework for HIA?

     

    Session Proposal ID 25

    Lead Chair: Mark   Divall

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

    Health impacts are often not adequately considered in policy or project development. This session explores the potential to include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or other in the promotion of a more robust regulatory framework, including presentation of case studies ideally from low and middle income countries.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Assessing and managing cultural heritage risk

     

    Session Proposal ID 86

    Lead Chair: Christopher  Polglase

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Cultural Heritage

    A challenge in IA is understanding the threats posed to cultural heritage (CH) by projects and the risks that poorly understood CH issues have upon project success. Practitioners have developed tools for addressing this challenge. We will discuss the importance of understanding and managing CH risks and some relevant tools.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Assessing the capacity to manage environmental and climate change risks

     

    Session Proposal ID 122

    Lead Chair: John  Carstensen |  CoChair(s):  Nick Pyatt ,   Alex   Harvey

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    How do you assess that an implementing partner institution has the capacity to assess and manage climate and environmental risks in overseas development programmes? When is the capacity good enough? The session will explore these questions based on the experience of bilateral and multilateral donors.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Biodiversity and Ecology Section session

     

    Session Proposal ID 61

    Lead Chair: Jo   Treweek |  CoChair(s):  Denny Grossman

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    To be determined

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Biodiversity offsets and people

     

    Session Proposal ID 124

    Lead Chair: Suzanne  Livingstone |  CoChair(s):  Mike Riddell ,   Malcolm   Starkey

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    We draw on real world offset projects to identify trade-offs between multi-stakeholder visions for offset management. Presenters will highlight lessons learned from their experiences and tools and techniques to develop a collaborative approach to offset design, establishment, and implementation using an interdisciplinary approach.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Biological climate change scenarios for environmental assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 30

    Lead Chair: Pamela  Gunther |  CoChair(s):  Randy Krichbaum

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    This session focuses on climate changes to biodiversity and how climate may alter a project’s environmental consequences. Included are biodiversity megatrends; changes in plant, wildlife, and fish communities; and effects to the project area, when combined with project effects, including predictive models for changes in species distributions.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Building common ground in shifting landscapes of indigenous rights in EA

     

    Session Proposal ID 69

    Lead Chair: Jordan  Tam |  CoChair(s):  Gillian Gregory ,   Rachel   Olson

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Indigenous rights are increasingly being recognized, but this shift in rights and power creates both opportunities and challenges for indigenous groups, proponents, and governments who may wish to find common ground in development and EA. What lessons have been learned that can help move indigenous rights from promise to reality?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Can equitable outcomes reasonably be expected from biodiversity offsets?

     

    Session Proposal ID 47

    Lead Chair: Susie  Brownlie |  CoChair(s):  Amrei von Hase

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Biodiversity offsets aim for 'no net loss' of biodiversity for current and future generations, striving for equity. Many see this goal as 'symbolic,' not explicit. This session explores the basis for biodiversity offsets in different contexts, to examine how effective they are likely to be in helping curb biodiversity loss.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • China’s EIA Process: Adapting for a sustainable future

     

    Session Proposal ID 50

    Lead Chair: Tianwei  Li |  CoChair(s):  Clara U

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This discussion explores restructuring of environmental impact assessment framework to address environmental impacts of local and regional mega infrastructure in order to safeguard the environment, integrate the need of community, and develop sustainable development strategy. Case studies from the mainland and other countries will also be demonstrated.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • City-Port-Environment relations in transitional countries

     

    Session Proposal ID 37

    Lead Chair: Bert  Enserink |  CoChair(s):  Obakeng Molelu

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    Port developments in transitional societies bring welfare and economic growth to the country but may also challenge social justice and impact the physical and human environment at their location. Creating a sustainable port-city relation is the subject of this session.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • CLEAA Africa Professional Development Fellows Program

     

    Session Proposal ID 48

    Lead Chair: Peter  Tarr |  CoChair(s):  Dieudonne Bitondo

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Africa’s most promising young and mid-career environmental and social impact assessment professionals will present on their experiences from the 2017-2018 Professional Development Fellowship Program in Environmental Assessment. The award-winning program is implemented by the pan-African network Capacity Development and Linkages in Environmental Assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Climate change and impact assessment: Good practice cases

     

    Session Proposal ID 46

    Lead Chair: Arend   Kolhoff

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    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.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Combined renewables: New opportunities for renewable energy solutions

     

    Session Proposal ID 40

    Lead Chair: Steef  van Baalen |  CoChair(s):  Bernt Rydgren

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Power Generation and Transmission

    In this session, we give special attention to the development of combined use of renewable sources, and the way they are impacting the environment. We specifically invite papers on “battery-type” solutions, i.e., intermittent wind/solar co-developed with, for example, hydro or geothermal.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Community participation in governance processes for reduced vulnerability

     

    Session Proposal ID 96

    Lead Chair: Sean  O'Donoghue |  CoChair(s):  Catherine Sutherland ,   Kathleen   Diga

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Community participation in catchment management governance processes has resulted in a number of approaches employed to improve water security and reduce vulnerability in Durban. This session aims to highlight how these projects address social and environmental injustice.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Coordinating national and international ESIA to ensure streamlining

     

    Session Proposal ID 127

    Lead Chair: Denise  Wright

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Projects relying on financing from international financial institutions must meet national and international standards. This is often achieved through a national EIA and an international ESIA, which are typically not fully aligned. The objective of the session is to review good examples where these processes have been successfully coordinated.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Country experiences with environmental justice in practice: Oil and gas

     

    Session Proposal ID 21

    Lead Chair: Arne  Dalfelt |  CoChair(s):  Frank Eklo

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The oil and gas industry does have a positive economic impact for most countries, but regretfully also negative impacts. Negative environmental impacts affecting local communities livelihood are more often than not being overlooked. This session will hear experiences and cases where environmental justice has been sought.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Cultural resources in strategic environmental assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 110

    Lead Chair: Arlene  Fleming

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This workshop will examine SEAs that have included cultural resources, and others wherein attention to cultural resources was lacking but would have been beneficial. Workshop participants will identify and discuss strategies for stimulating attention to cultural resources in SEA, including training and institutional collaboration.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Current regime of tenure rights in developing societies

     

    Session Proposal ID 71

    Lead Chair: ijeoma  Vincent-Akpu |  CoChair(s):  Aduabobo Hart

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session proposes to evaluate how tenure system and land use practices affect social and biophysical environment for agriculture and aquaculture in developing society; useful tools that are available for the different users; and the role of government, landholder, and financing institutions in ensuring local and regional sustainability.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Decision-making in an uncertain world: Welcome to the Anthropocene

     

    Session Proposal ID 101

    Lead Chair: Nicholas  King |  CoChair(s):  Francois Retief

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The Anthropocene is an era of which we have no experience and for which we are ill-equipped in terms of understanding trends and trajectories and long-term outcomes. This session will explore potential future scenarios and the new leadership and decision-making approaches required to deal with the challenges of the Anthropocene.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Desertification, land degradation, and drought: Role of impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 100

    Lead Chair: Chizoba  Chinweze |  CoChair(s):  Chinny Kennedy-Echetebu

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The desertification, land degradation, and drought (DLDD) challenge is of a global dimension and poses a threat to the sustainability of the physical and human environment, particularly in developing countries. In Africa drought means famine. This session will address different risk topics that focus on the role of impact assessment in managing DLDD.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Diagnostic tools for country ESIA systems: An update

     

    Session Proposal ID 72

    Lead Chair: Rob   Verheem |  CoChair(s):  Peter Tarr

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Reliable diagnostic tools are needed to assess country ESIA systems. In this session we bring together different tools, share results of applications, and discuss which tool works best when.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Digital impact assessment: The latest developments

     

    Session Proposal ID 109

    Lead Chair: Jan  Nuesink |  CoChair(s):  Bart Barten ,   Paul   Eijssen ,   Jona Bjarnadottir

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session highlights latest achievements and innovations in digital impact assessment reporting, reviewing, and communication. We focus on sharing and discussing state-of-the-art IA project showcases, approaches, and interactive tools like virtual reality to support informed decision making in a society in digital transition.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Disaster risk reduction, impact assessment, and the SDGs

     

    Session Proposal ID 33

    Lead Chair: Chizoba  Chinweze |  CoChair(s):  Abbas Suleiman

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Disaster risk levels are driven by factors such as climate variability, poverty, poor land-use planning/management, and ecosystem degradation. The associated economic loss is increasing in all regions, and the poor are suffering the most; therefore, it is important to understand the role of impact assessment in managing disaster risk.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Disasters, conflict, other crises and impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 55

    Lead Chair: Charles  Kelly

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Disasters and Conflict

    A session on crisis, disasters, and other crisis and impact assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Distributional and procedural justice in development projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 82

    Lead Chair: Takehiko  Murayama

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session focuses on environmental justice issues induced by development projects. One aspect is distributional justice related to balance of costs, benefits and risks. Another is procedural justice on stakeholders consultation. Topics on not only domestic projects, but also infrastructure developments by international cooperation are welcome.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Economic displacement and livelihood restoration

     

    Session Proposal ID 104

    Lead Chair: Irge   Satiroglu |  CoChair(s):  Katherine Witt

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    It is not uncommon that projects interfere with the livelihood activities of the local people and economically displace them. This session aims at sharing experiences on livelihood restoration and enhancement as part of project social management.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Effective public participation in extractive industries and energy sector

     

    Session Proposal ID 89

    Lead Chair: Marie  Hanusch |  CoChair(s):  Patrick Wieland

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The session aims at identifying innovative features of effective public participation based on good practice examples from countries in transition as well as industrialized countries. The participants will discuss ways to reduce both social conflicts and environmental damage.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • EIA effectiveness for infrastructure development projects in Africa

     

    Session Proposal ID 38

    Lead Chair: Catherine  Warburton

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session will analyze and explain EIA processes for infrastructure development projects in Africa in terms of effectiveness and appropriateness. EIA processes will be reviewed with reference to particular infrastructure development projects in Africa such as power generation projects, including renewable energy projects and major rail and road development projects. Papers to be presented in this session must identify challenges identified and include suggestions on how to improve the effectiveness of EIA for these kinds of projects, with reference to the applicable EIA regime. Various components of the EIA process will be focused on such as scoping, public participation, and specialist studies. The role of other environmental management tools such as strategic environmental assessment and environmental management plans will be discussed from a solutions-based perspective.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • EIA systems in developing countries: A comparative analysis

     

    Session Proposal ID 129

    Lead Chair: Ana Luisa  Lima |  CoChair(s):  Ernesto Sanchez-Triana

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The session will discuss the legal frameworks of EIA in developing countries, focusing on differences and similarities among the main elements of current EIA procedures. It will also discuss the effectiveness of EIA systems to improve environmental quality in developing countries.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Eish! Another World Café, African bush style. What are your Big Five?

     

    Session Proposal ID 70

    Lead Chair: Michele  Gilbert

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    It’s the last day of the conference, you are brimming with ideas from contemplative beach walks after conference sessions and ready to head out to South Africa’s big five. Before you head out on your safari, let’s get together over koeksisters and coffee and identify your big five takeaways.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Energy justice: Beyond climate and environmental justice

     

    Session Proposal ID 138

    Lead Chair: Raphael  Heffron |  CoChair(s):  Darren McCauley ,   Jiska   De Groot

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session explores the inter-linkages between energy, climate, and environmental justice. The major premise of the session is to explore how 'energy justice' contributes to the justice debate and action in terms of meeting societies energy, environmental, and climate targets.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Enhancing disaster risk reduction and resilience. What role SIA can play?

     

    Session Proposal ID 84

    Lead Chair: Angelo Jonas  Imperiale |  CoChair(s):  Frank Vanclay ,   Charles   Kelly

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Disasters and Conflict

    This session reflects on the role social impact assessment can have in enhancing, locally, disaster risk reduction and resilience of people and places at risk. We explore the value in IA of assessing prevention and community resilience in post-disaster and development interventions. Best practices and lessons learned from the field are welcomed.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Enriching ES(H)IAs with the natural and social capital concept

     

    Session Proposal ID 97

    Lead Chair: David  Thelen |  CoChair(s):  Frank Wildschut

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The broad scope of the natural and social capital concepts can enrich ES(H)IAs. They can help unravel the complexities of impacts, disclose dependencies, and further improve mitigation options. This can increase the opportunities to make developments more sustainable, on site and in the value chain.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Environmental justice and the pursuit of sustainable cities

     

    Session Proposal ID 80

    Lead Chair: Anél   Du Plessis

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    This session seeks new knowledge from the perspective of environmental, planning, and local government law in the domain of good urban governance and integrated urban development planning. Papers to be presented by a mix of law, public administration and urban governance, planning scholars, and practitioners and government officials.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Environmental justice and urban disaster risk reduction management

     

    Session Proposal ID 121

    Lead Chair: Cristina Olga  Gociman |  CoChair(s):  Florescu Tiberiu Constantin

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Cultural Heritage

    Topics to be discussed include urban risks assessment methodology and practice, urban heritage and the communities affected by a hazard, urban aggression by political decision case studies and lessons learned, urban regulations and law constraints for sustainable urban development, and sustainable urban planning and architecture for disaster risk reduction management.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Environmental justice in IA: Case studies in guidance and practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 123

    Lead Chair: Aaron  Goldschmidt

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

    IA guidance worldwide varies on how to address impacts related to environmental justice. Some agencies/governments are aggressive, ensuring robust analyses; other agency guidance is weak or nonexistent. Case studies are requested to explore best practices—and identify mechanisms to identify opportunities to share those best practices globally.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Environmental justice in South African communities: Legal case studies

     

    Session Proposal ID 126

    Lead Chair: Stewart  Green

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    South Africans have a constitutional right to a healthy environment. Pollution is an issue that affects both poor and wealthy communities alike and this session will detail some of the case studies of South African communities who have used environmental law to deal with pollution affecting their quality of life.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Environmental justice: Options for coastal communities

     

    Session Proposal ID 90

    Lead Chair: ijeoma  Vincent-Akpu |  CoChair(s):  Gordian Obute

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    This session will look at negative impacts of development projects on coastal communities dependent on water and how available regulatory frameworks and best practices could be utilized by the coastal communities to avoid violence.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Experiences with developing IA online platforms

     

    Session Proposal ID 20

    Lead Chair: Thomas  Fischer |  CoChair(s):  Julia Nowacki ,   Sam   Hayes

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session invites papers on experiences from developments (on and offline) which have sought to support impact assessment practice, professional development, and the development of professional communities.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Exploring pathways for resilience: Environmental policy amid power shifts

     

    Session Proposal ID 62

    Lead Chair: Gesa  Geissler |  CoChair(s):  Erik Fruth ,   Gina   Maskell ,   Yuhan Miao ,   Bradyn Winiarski

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Recent shifts of political power in the US, UK, and around the world have brought into question the resilience of environmental goals, mechanisms, and regulations. This workshop investigates the various ways that power shifts affect environmental policy and impact assessment, and how advocates can respond to emerging risks and opportunities.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Exploring the relationship between quality and justice

     

    Session Proposal ID 95

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

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Impact assessment is part of the checks and balances that pay heed to social and environmental justice. What role does the quality of an impact assessment play in ensuring justice? How is the quality of an impact assessment judged and by whom? Join us to explore these and other questions.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Food production Impact assessment for agriculture, risk and social license

     

    Session Proposal ID 98

    Lead Chair: Anne  Dansey |  CoChair(s):  Peter Parbery

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    Food production is at a crossroads. Climate change is creating volatility of weather patterns and introducing new pests and diseases to new environments. Global population growth and affluence is increasing the demand for food that is more resource-intensive. This session is an exploration of the future of food.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Global nexus of future IA systems in Asia and vicinity transition societies

     

    Session Proposal ID 43

    Lead Chair: Kii  Hayashi |  CoChair(s):  Jung Jong-Gwan

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    In this session, the future perspective of IA system development will be discussed, taking into consideration a variety of experiences from many levels of economic development stages. Asia and Africa and surrounding regions will be centers of economic development. Experiences on current and future IA systems are invited.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Good practice examples of environmental justice in societies in transition

     

    Session Proposal ID 131

    Lead Chair: Denise  Wright

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    For societies that are in transition, it is imperative that environmental and social justice is achieved. Impact assessment work that is undertaken at the national level must be robust and transparent. The objective of the session is to review good examples where vulnerable receptors have been successfully protected.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Greening the transport sector through smart plans and eco-friendly designs

     

    Session Proposal ID 102

    Lead Chair: Bruce  Dunn |  CoChair(s):  Vinod B. Mathur ,   Asha   Rajvanshi ,   Kate Newman

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Over the next 3 decades it is anticipated that 25 million lane-kilometers of new roads will be constructed globally. Without mitigation, this is likely to have catastrophic impacts on biodiversity. This session explores biodiversity-inclusive spatial planning and impact assessment methods, as well as best practice designs for eco-friendly transport.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Health impact assessment: Assessing environmental and societal change

     

    Session Proposal ID 76

    Lead Chair: Lindsay  McCallum |  CoChair(s):  Filipe Silva

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    HIA considers the complex interface between the biophysical environment and human well-being by characterizing the consequences of development on health. This session will focus on HIA methods, principles, and innovative cases of how HIA can contribute to social justice and equity in the face of environmental change and development.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Hits of the 1980s: Insights from the formative years of IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 65

    Lead Chair: Jos  Arts |  CoChair(s):  Francois Retief

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    In this session we discuss critical lessons from the formative years of IA. Share with us what you consider to be key wisdom from IA publications in the 1980s. What were the main debates, trends, concepts, cases, professionals, and publications? What are the lessons for today’s IA?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • HRIA in the agricultural sector: A case learning session

     

    Session Proposal ID 74

    Lead Chair: Nora   Gotzmann

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    This case learning session will take a deep-dive into two human rights impact assessments in the agricultural sector: a community-based assessment in the sugar industry, and a sector-wide assessment in the palm oil industry. Presentation of the case studies will be followed by interactive group discussions facilitated by the presenters.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment, decision making, and change

     

    Session Proposal ID 130

    Lead Chair: Wil  Thissen |  CoChair(s):  Lone Kornov

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    While IA intends to affect decision making and development, relatively little effort has been made in the IA community to assimilate insights from disciplines studying decision and change processes. This session intends to explore the reasons for this phenomenon, and what insights from key neighboring fields could greatly benefit IA.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment: Its role in triggering conflict and using mediation

     

    Session Proposal ID 141

    Lead Chair: Gina  Barbieri

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

    This session will focus on answering questions about conflicts associated with impact assessment and development projects. Using practical case examples, the panel will discuss mediation tools used to avoid and address conflict situations associated with environmental and social justice, project development and the impact assessment process.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Implementing IFC’s requirements for biodiversity risk management

     

    Session Proposal ID 140

    Lead Chair: Conrad  Savy

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IFC’s Performance Standard 6 is recognized by many stakeholders as international best practice for project-level biodiversity risk management. The session will share IFC-compliant examples, discuss lessons learned, and present updated guidance from IFC. The focus of the session will be to empower more practitioners to practically implement PS6 requirements.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Improved integration of land acquisition and resettlement expertise in ESIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 118

    Lead Chair: Eddie  Smyth |  CoChair(s):  Prof. Frank Vanclay ,   Ellen   De Keyser

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session will explore the central role played by impact assessment consultants in assessing the impact of land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) on vulnerable communities in societies in transition. The session format will be mixed with a selection of papers and a panel of LAR experts discussing how LAR policy and practice can be improved.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Improving environmental and social performance on construction projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 134

    Lead Chair: Patrick  Francis

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Ultimately, the value of environmental and social measures lies in their implementation. This session explores strategies to improve their performance in construction projects. These include easier-to-implement plans, cloud-based tools to update and use information in the field in real time, and contractual incentives for good performance.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Improving environmental justice in IA through public participation

     

    Session Proposal ID 125

    Lead Chair: Sanna-Riikka  Saarela

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The session focuses on procedural and distributive justice in impact assessment procedures. Research-focused and practical contributions present concrete examples of methods and practices that can better address environmental justice in IA. In addition, challenges and opportunities for procedural justice in IA processes are discussed.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Independent panels for helping address environmental challenges

     

    Session Proposal ID 87

    Lead Chair: Stephen  Edwards |  CoChair(s):  Rachel Asante-Owusu

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Independent panels and advisory committees are medium-to-long-term processes that involve experts who provide scientific and technical advice on a conservation or natural resource management issue, established to help understand, propose recommendations for, and monitor, projects with challenging issues and impacts on biodiversity and conservation.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Indigenous and vulnerable people, cultural heritage, and health

     

    Session Proposal ID 57

    Lead Chair: Angeles  Mendoza Sammet |  CoChair(s):  Geetha Ramesh ,   Veronique   Simon ,   Inge Lindblom

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    In this joint session from the Health, Cultural Heritage, and Indigenous Peoples Sections, we want to promote a discussion with practioners from different IA practice areas on how IA is helping—or not—to promote social justice and participation of Indigenous and vulnerable people on decisions that may affect them.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Informing enviro-cultural justice in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 94

    Lead Chair: Kepa  Morgan |  CoChair(s):  Tumanako Ngawhika Fa'aui

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    Building on Aashukan, informing cultural justice is the focus. Disaster, scarcity, and competition all result in prioritization of the majority while enviro-cultural costs are ignored. Often Indigenous Peoples are the minority. What examples can be shared that achieve the empowerment of environmental and cultural justice in impact assessment?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Infrastructure financing and EIA: Managing risk and the public interest

     

    Session Proposal ID 81

    Lead Chair: Patience  whitten

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Why is it that IA practitioners too often are asked to step into infrastructure project reviews too late in the project life-cycle to meaningfully influence the environmental outcome of projects? These issues will be discussed in relation to up-stream financial decision making with panelists from the public and private sectors.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Integrated IA for addressing Africa-specific challenges in extractives

     

    Session Proposal ID 78

    Lead Chair: Rebecca  DeWinter-Schmitt

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    This interactive panel will focus on impact assessment to address challenges associated with resource extraction in Africa. Presenters will share examples demonstrating the value of integrated impact assessment to identify and manage the human rights, social, and environmental effects of extractive projects and to empower affected rightsholders.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Integrated strategic environmental assessments for post-crisis recovery

     

    Session Proposal ID 34

    Lead Chair: Karen  Sudmeier |  CoChair(s):  Samuel Yonkeu

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    What do Sri Lanka, Nepal and Côte d’Ivoire have in common? They are all post-crisis countries with needs for rapid planning while promoting sustainable reconstruction and recovery. This session describes lessons learned from applying Integrated strategic environmental assessments to post-crisis countries and how these lessons can be applied elsewhere.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • International best practice for hydro development

     

    Session Proposal ID 18

    Lead Chair: David  Blaha

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Hydropower is the leading renewable electricity generation source worldwide, but is often seen as controversial by many stakeholders and high risk by many financial institutions. Hydro has made significant progress toward managing these risks and becoming more sustainable. This session focuses on international best practice in hydro development.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • International finance: The role of independent accountability mechanisms

     

    Session Proposal ID 142

    Lead Chair: Gina  Barbieri

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

    This session focuses on international development finance and access to independent accountability mechanisms as a means of achieving environmental and social justice.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • International progress in regional-scale impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 139

    Lead Chair: Jill  Blakley |  CoChair(s):  Ayodele Olagunju

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

    Regional impact assessment is increasingly popular among project proponents, governments, NGOs, and societies that wish to better address cumulative environmental effects and issues of environmental and social justice. This session profiles a range of international experiences in regional impact assessment, and the methodologies, tools, partnerships, and public engagement strategies used to support it.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Involuntary Resettlement: Social license to operate

     

    Session Proposal ID 16

    Lead Chair: Charlotte  Bingham

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    A social license to operate is key to achieving socially just involuntary resettlement. Learn from in-depth presentations of experienced experts how you can plan and implement involuntary resettlement more effectively in the public and private sectors. Discuss and comment on the papers and their relevance to you.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Involuntary resttlement: Risky issues in social and environmental justice

     

    Session Proposal ID 23

    Lead Chair: Gordon   Appleby

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Involuntary resettlement planning and implementation creates serious risk for people. Share with us your examples of best practice for social justice in resettlement, such as relocation planning, livelihood restoration, tenant rights, lost communal resources, grievance resolution, fraud control, accurate recordkeeping, and more.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Is EIA really making a difference? Success cases

     

    Session Proposal ID 66

    Lead Chair: Iñigo   Sobrini |  CoChair(s):  Miguel Angel Casermeiro

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session aims to give visibility to success cases in which EIA made the difference for a real improvement of projects, useful for decision makers.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Is the oil and gas industry ready to prioritize environmental justice?

     

    Session Proposal ID 22

    Lead Chair: Arne  Dalfelt |  CoChair(s):  Bryony Walmsley

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Societies in transition are often suffering environmental injustice because of their weakened situation, socially and economically. The oil and gas industry in developing countries is often located in poor and environmentally-fragile regions dominated by societies in transition. This session will hear cases illuminating conflicts and opportunity.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Local vs global: Significance of cultural heritage in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 136

    Lead Chair: Ishanlosen   Odiaua

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Cultural Heritage

    Cultural heritage embodies various levels of value or significance for different stakeholders. What is done about cultural heritage in impact assessment depends on two things: who determines significance, and how it is determined. There is a debate about what is culturally significant and for whom it is significant in transitioning societies.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Managing cultural heritage in urban and rural landscapes

     

    Session Proposal ID 31

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

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Cultural Heritage

    This session focuses on cultural heritage in urban and rural landscapes, including its interdisciplinary nature. Cultural heritage is an important component because it involves different topics relevant to landscape. Papers should be are related to cultural heritage and sustainable development in culturally significant urban and rural areas.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Meet the editor

     

    Session Proposal ID 58

    Lead Chair: Thomas  Fischer

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    Are you considering writing an article or professional practice paper on impact assessment but aren’t sure where to start? The editor and managers of IAIA’s journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, will present ways to write a good article and get it published. Bring your questions and ideas for articles or guest issues.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Negotiating environmental justice with stakeholders

     

    Session Proposal ID 24

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

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    A fun and interactive roleplay about environmental and social justice of a controversial (fictitious) gas field development. The session simulates a public meeting and improves understanding of how impacts are perceived by different stakeholders. The session is concluded with an analysis of engagement and negotiating techniques employed.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Non-discrimination and equality for societies in transition

     

    Session Proposal ID 112

    Lead Chair: Michele  Gilbert

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    This interactive session will take a holistic vies of IA and explore how impact assessment can engage with groups at risk of discrimination and inequality within societies in transition. Presenters are invited to share challenges and lessons learned in IA around gender and racial issues, genocide, child labor, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and indigenous groups.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Online IA training: Experiences, lessons learned, and the future

     

    Session Proposal ID 88

    Lead Chair: John  Boyle

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The explosion of online training capabilities over the past decade offers considerable opportunity to enhance IA training worldwide. The session will share online IA training experiences, lessons learned, plans for the future, and thoughts about what is required for effective online training.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Policy social impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 42

    Lead Chair: Kwadwo  Adusei-Asante

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Social Impact Assessment

    This session focuses on policy social impacts assessment. We welcome ideas, examples, and studies that have measured the social impacts of specific public policies and the lessons learned. Discussion of the similarity or dissimilarity of the process and the lessons learned relative to the current SIA framework is welcome.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Power-sector ESIA: Good practice examples and guidelines

     

    Session Proposal ID 52

    Lead Chair: Bernt  Rydgren |  CoChair(s):  Steef van Baalen

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The aim is to share good practices in ESIA of power generation and transmission, including the development of standards and guidelines for practitioners.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Practical aspects of public particpation

     

    Session Proposal ID 49

    Lead Chair: Tim  Peirson-Smith

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Public Participation

    A lively, facilitated fast-paced workshop discussing the merits and demerits of the latest techniques used by practitioners in public participation around the world.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Psycho-social impact in support of environmental justice

     

    Session Proposal ID 135

    Lead Chair: michael  Edelstein

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Psycho-social impact assessment (P-SIA) has particular utility for identifying in detail adverse impacts that constitute the harm or injustice suffered by people due to environmental change and is important for avoiding harm as well as mitigating it and/or charting recovery. Papers will discuss theory, method, applications, and cases of P-SIA.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Reforming IA law in Canada: Moving to the next generation?

     

    Session Proposal ID 64

    Lead Chair: John  Sinclair |  CoChair(s):  Meinhard Doelle

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The Canadian federal government has committed to reforming IA laws, regulations, and policies. This panel session will address key reform issues in the advancement of next generation assessment law, and responses to those issues. Short introductory panel presentations on key developments will seed in-depth discussion.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Regional conservation assessments: Value, process, and case studies

     

    Session Proposal ID 77

    Lead Chair: Dennis  Grossman

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    The motivation behind this session is to encourage the development and implementation of a standard Regional Conservation Assessment (RCA) approach. This session will explore different RCA practices that have been implemented around the world. The RCA benefits to regional conservation and development planning and implementation will be explored.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Registration and certification of IA practitioners

     

    Session Proposal ID 29

    Lead Chair: Ross  Marshall |  CoChair(s):  Richard Hill

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    Are you an IA professional? Are you competent to practice IA? Are you seeking certification? Globally, national and institutional systems are emerging that seek to certify or accredit IA professionals recognized as 'competent' to lead on IA. This session seeks to explore and review existing systems and discuss their merits.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Renewable energy: Land acquisition, job creation, and benefit sharing

     

    Session Proposal ID 111

    Lead Chair: Holle Linnea  Wlokas |  CoChair(s):  Alison McCallum ,   Katharine   Gotto Walton

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Renewable energy projects require careful deliberation of the planning and implementation practices employed, particularly in complex social and environmental landscapes that are dominated by high rates of poverty and inequality. Three issues are key in this discussion of just energy transitions: land acquisition, job creation, and benefit sharing.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Resilience thinking and environmental planning and assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 143

    Lead Chair: Michelle  Audouin

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    We will explore resilience thinking as a way of understanding complex social-ecological systems within environmental assessment. A guide being drafted by the CSIR will be presented to stimulate debate.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Rights-holder capacity building for meaningful participation in IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 75

    Lead Chair: Kendyl  Salcito

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    This interactive panel discussion focuses on building the capacity of workers and local community members for meaningful participation in impact assessment. Taking a holistic view of impact assessment, presenters will share examples demonstrating the practice and value of capacity building for the enhancement of impact assessment practice.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Roundtable: IAIA’s climate change and impact assessment next steps

     

    Session Proposal ID 60

    Lead Chair: Weston  Fisher |  CoChair(s):  K.C. Lam ,   Shirley   Lee ,   Ana Maria Quintero ,   Peter Croal & Arend Kolhoff

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    How are IAIA and IA practitioners responding to the recommendations outlined in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change? We review actions that have been taken by IAIA and identify other initiatives we might take through impact assessment to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate impacts globally and locally.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • SEA as a tool for radical reform for countries in transition

     

    Session Proposal ID 56

    Lead Chair: David   Annandale

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Proponents of SEA hope that the approach will lead to better design of public policies, plans, and programs. In addition, it has the potential to be a tool for radical reform in countries in transition, where freedom of expression is not always guaranteed.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • SEA for the oil and gas sector: What about implementation?

     

    Session Proposal ID 51

    Lead Chair: Ineke   Steinhauer |  CoChair(s):  to be determined

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    What can be learned from SEAs applied and completed for onshore and offshore oil and gas developments for countries that are about to start such SEAs? And how can more attention be paid to actual implementation of these SEAs (follow-up, impact) and how can subsequent EIAs benefit from them?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • SEA practice for regional and land use planning

     

    Session Proposal ID 45

    Lead Chair: Gwen  van Boven

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session will provide the opportunity for people and organizations to share their experiences with SEA for regional and land use planning at sub-national level in low and middle income countries, focusing on plans in rural regions.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • SEA role in transitions to sustainability, endorsing SDGs

     

    Session Proposal ID 132

    Lead Chair: Maria  Partidario

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    How can SEA be instrumental in leading sustainable development processes? Debates in IAIA’17 recognized that SEA could play a role in helping to achieve SDGs. This opens up opportunities to look at SEA as an instrument of strategic change. This session invites examples on how SEA can strategically promote SDGs.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Shaping of a perfect HIA: Barriers in achieving the same

     

    Session Proposal ID 113

    Lead Chair: Geetha  Ramesh |  CoChair(s):  Francesca Viliani

    Session Format:  Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

    This session will explore the various HIAs conducted by experienced HIA practitioners around the world and discuss ways to better it while trying to comprehend the roadblocks along the way.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Social license to operate: Expectations of communities vs corporates

     

    Session Proposal ID 114

    Lead Chair: Michele  Gilbert |  CoChair(s):  Sara Bice ,   Philippe   Hanna

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    This session will explore the expectations and views of indigenous communities vs corporates regarding engagement. Topics discussed will include the definition of environmental justice for communities vs corporates, when is consultation sufficient?, priorities of communities vs corporates, and capacity of communities to engage.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The making of competent EIA experts

     

    Session Proposal ID 39

    Lead Chair: Lone   Kørnøv |  CoChair(s):  Ulf Kjellerup

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session examines the role, responsibilities and competencies of an EIA project manager: - What does 'competent' mean, and can experts be incompetent? - What are the perceived role of managers? - What knowledge, abilities and skills are perceived important to successfully fulfil the role? - How competences are developed/assured?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The oil and gas industry and environmental justice in practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 27

    Lead Chair: Morgan  Hauptfleisch |  CoChair(s):  Bryony Walmsley

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Environmental and social justice is often overlooked by the oil and gas industry, but may have dire consequences, something an increasing number of major oil companies have come to realize. Oil for Development participants will demonstrate interactions between oil and gas developments and environmental and social justice.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The potential of impact assessment in translating values in energy projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 73

    Lead Chair: Shannon  Spruit |  CoChair(s):  Raffael Argiolu

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    In this workshop, we discuss how E(S)IAs can enable a dialogue on the expression, prioritization, and operationalization of public values. To explore how E(S)IAs can advance exchange about values you will learn to recognize so-called epistemic cultural differences in energy cases. Further, we unravel how these form barriers between stakeholders.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Tiering of SEA/EIA in relation to energy infrastructure plans and projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 116

    Lead Chair: Luis  Martins Dias |  CoChair(s):  Maarten Scheffers ,   Jos   Arts

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The energy transition calls for new infrastructure and space for renewable energy projects. Different approaches (top-down, bottom-up) are possible for the realization of this transition. Experiences and tiering of impact assessment are discussed in this session, focusing on national/regional differences, decision-making, and public partipation.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Toward effective implementation of the mitigation hierarchy in EIA process

     

    Session Proposal ID 133

    Lead Chair: Holger  Treidel |  CoChair(s):  Aldo Renato Ramirez Palet ,   Amrei   von Hase

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The session will provide examples on how the mitigation hierarchy can be successfully integrated into the EIA process, and will discuss how the application of the principle can contribute effectively to biodiversity conservation, also considering challenges and risks.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Toward improved implementation of biodiversity offsets

     

    Session Proposal ID 128

    Lead Chair: Dave   Cox |  CoChair(s):  Susie Brownlie

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Biodiversity offsetting (BO) addresses ongoing loss of biodiversity, but successful implementation is limited. This session will define the factors for this and then analyze the strengths of different offsetting systems in addressing implementation issues. The outcome will be essential success elements for BO systems to improve practice.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • UN Environmental and Social Sustainability (ESS) Framework: Enabling SDGs

     

    Session Proposal ID 105

    Lead Chair: Yunae  Yi |  CoChair(s):  Maria Partidario

    Session Format:    |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    Is the achievement of the SDGs through environmental and social sustainability approach straightforward and commonsensical? This session will share the UN efforts on it.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Understanding stakeholder expectations in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 32

    Lead Chair: Megan  Jones |  CoChair(s):  Angus Morrison-Saunders ,   Jenny   Pope

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Come join our World Café discussions on evolving stakeholder expectations of the IA process. Take the opportunity to meet new people while having your say and hearing others’ perspectives on the extent to which IA is expected to (and can) contribute to environmental justice for societies in transition.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Using organized reasoning to improve impact assessment: Building capacity

     

    Session Proposal ID 54

    Lead Chair: Glenn  Brown

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    A set of tools that supports creating and writing arguments called 'Organized Reasoning' was assembled for IA practitioners. Hundreds of people received training. This workshop, including video clips from participants, shares our 'theory of change,' our experiences in building capacity with these skills and suggestions for others.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Using the law for environmental justice in transitional dispensation

     

    Session Proposal ID 137

    Lead Chair: Lucien   Limacher

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The South African legal system has become a catalyst for protecting and promoting environmental justice. The session will look at those legal successors, failures, and lessons learned.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Where did it all go wrong? An honest look at lessons learned in ESIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 79

    Lead Chair: Peter   Moore

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    IAIA practitioners are often reluctant to publically share their experiences when things have gone a bit “pear shaped” during project implementation. This session is intended to provide a “safe space” for practitioners to discuss lessons learned, and the corrective actions taken, to get things back on track.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Whose canary in whose coal mine? An environmental justice hypothetical

     

    Session Proposal ID 53

    Lead Chair: Tanya  Burdett |  CoChair(s):  Jack Krohn

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    If development comes at a cost – who pays? Join Canaria’s citizens’ jury to assess environmental indicators that might tell different stories to different stakeholders. How much stress can the canary in the coal mine sustain? Come and participate in a hypothetical with a twist – and a role for everyone.

    Acceptance Status: approved