IAIA17 Videos


IAIA17 Opening Plenary | 4 April 2017



The IAIA17 Opening Plenary was the kick-off to a great conference. The various components and their time stamps are below:

  • Opening remarks from François Boulanger and Louise Fecteau, IAIA17 Co-chairs
  • Welcome from First Nations Chief Zachary Deom, Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (2:30)
  • IAIA President Ana Maria Esteves (10:20)
  • Greetings from David Heurtel, Minister of the Québec Sustainable Development, Environment, and the Fight Against Climate Change Ministry (15:30)
  • Presentation of IAIA Global Award to The World Bank Group (received by Mark King) (21:50)
  • Charlie Wolf Memorial Lecture by Marjolaine Castonguay CEO, PESCA Environnement (29:48)
  • Keynote address by Barry Smit "Climate change and impact assessment" (48:07)
  • Armchair discussion moderated by Julie Reid Forget, panelists Julie Gelfand, Adina Relicovschi, Aaron Goldschmidt (1:11:48)


IAIA17: Special Session with Honourable Catherine McKenna | 5 April 2017



In 2016, the Government of Canada embarked on an extensive review of federal environmental assessment processes. This review, led by an Expert Panel, consisted of months of engagement with Canadians from coast to coast.

The Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, sat down at IAIA17 to have an armchair discussion with Expert Panel Chair Johanne Gélinas about the panel's experience leading to the delivery of its report.