IAIA09 - Impact Assessment and Human Well-Being

17-22 May 2009 - Accra, Ghana

How do you promote human well-being and protection of ecosystems when evaluating proposed development Policies, Plans, Programs, and Projects (PPPPs)?

Human well-being depends on ecosystem services, and a healthy environment is essential for improving development and human wellbeing. Impact assessment aims at ensuring a healthy environment, ultimately leading to improved human well-being.

This conference assessed the relevance of human well-being in impact assessments focused on how impact assessment assures: