IAIA20 Session Submissions

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Following is a list of IAIA20 Annual Conference Sessions which have been submitted.

 
  • 40 Years of progress in involuntary resettlement collaboration

     

    Session Proposal ID 204

    Lead Chair: Charlotte  Bingham |  CoChair:  Roxanne Hakim

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    The World Bank formulated the first involuntary resettlement policy in 1980; many other institutions followed suit. We have much progress: collaboration with engineers, smarter consultations, and better technology (satellite imagery, drones, GIS, etc.). After sharing successes and lessons learned, participants will recommend better practices.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • 6 encuentro sobre legislación de Evaluación de Impactos en España (CONEIA – Spanish submissions only)

     

    Session Proposal ID 252

    Lead Chair: Jorge   Feijoó |  CoChair:  Ana Vázquez

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Presentación y bienvenida al encuentro. Exposición y debate sobre novedades legislativas. Exposición y debate sobre problemática en la aplicación práctica de la ley tanto en proyectos como en planes y de ámbito regional y/o nacional. Conclusiones finales y evaluación.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • A radical approach: IA should start with implementable mitigation measures

     

    Session Proposal ID 325

    Lead Chair: Vanessa   Warnock |  CoChair:  Shana Westfall

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Impact assessment practioners need to have a new objective: focus and invest in strengthening the mitigation and enhancement measures defined in impact assessment to have a real impact on outcomes. A panel of developers, contractors, consultants, and lenders will share their views on how IA can improve its credibility for industry.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Aashukan continues: Envisioning Indigenous capacity and engagement in IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 346

    Lead Chair: Rachel   Olson |  CoChair:  Melissa Saganash

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    The vision of Aashukan remains timely and important and has led to the creation a formalized network called the Network for Indigenous Capacity and Engagement (NICE). This session will work towards implementing the principles of Aashukan and advancing Indigenous perspectives in IA.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Addressing reprisal risks in impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 337

    Lead Chair: Julia  Gallu

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Reprisals against individuals defending social, environmental, and Indigenous Peoples’ rights are at record levels. At the same time, firms are pursuing opportunities in markets where reprisals risks are especially high. Practitioners in these environments face difficult challenges. This workshop explores how to address these risks in IAs.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Advancements in environmental and social policies of the European IFIs

     

    Session Proposal ID 193

    Lead Chair: Adina   Relicovschi

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    The session discusses the latest developments regarding International Financial Institutions' (IFIs) approaches to ESG and focuses on how the new policies trigger a comprehensive approach integrating governance and equality issues in the environmental and social aspects throughout the whole project cycle.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • An informed conversation with tech sector experts

     

    Session Proposal ID 198

    Lead Chair: Marla  Orenstein

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    This panel session will let us hear directly from experts at several leading technology companies about technology changes that are coming, what new “tools” might exist to help IA practice, and how communication, information management, decision-making, and contracts might be different in the near future.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Asian S3EA: Strategic, spatial and sustainable EA

     

    Session Proposal ID 184

    Lead Chair: Kiichiro  Hayashi |  CoChair:  Jong-Gwan Jung

    Session Format:  Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The advancement of remote sensing technology, information technology, and spatial analysis with a variety of environmental, social, and economic items has received big attention. This session will focus on IA examples which support strategic decision making, including SEA and utilizing the well-organized spatial scale analysis for achieving SD in Asian regions.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Assessing significance: Practical lessons from global IA projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 265

    Lead Chair: Samir  Whitaker

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    This session aims to compile and summarize a set of practical guiding lessons in assessing impact significance from the perspective of several key stakeholder groups, including lenders, consultants, companies, government, and NGOs, based on ongoing and completed projects.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Augmenting IA capacity building: Delivering for SDGs and ESG capability

     

    Session Proposal ID 345

    Lead Chair: Jo  Murphy

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Senior professionals from IA, financial institutions, and academia discuss how capacity building needs to change and be enhanced if it is to enable the rapid transition needed to deliver SDGs, improve E&S governance and tackle the climate, resource, and biodiversity emergencies we now face across the globe.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Beginning with the end in mind

     

    Session Proposal ID 292

    Lead Chair: Dr Cathryn   MacCallum |  CoChair:  Jonathon Russill

    Session Format:  Solution room  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Participants will be engaged in a participatory consensus building session, with representatives from the INFACT EU-funded H2020 project. to explore and inform solutions to reinvigorating European mining for green growth and a sustainable future.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Benefit sharing: Enablers, mitigation, conflicts, and sustainability

     

    Session Proposal ID 343

    Lead Chair: SHIVCHARN  DHILLION

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The session draws on benefit sharing processes across nations and cases to illustrate (i) the need for clarity in processes to assure stakeholder responsiveness, (ii) the enablers for benefit sharing aiming at SDGs and (iii) exploring mechanisms that reduce conflicts.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Best impact reporting in sustainable finance

     

    Session Proposal ID 202

    Lead Chair: Hakan  Lucius

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Sustainable finance includes a strong green component to support economic activities that either have a positive impact or reduce pressures on the environment. Therefore it is essential to define what to measure and how. This session will focus on environmental sustainability indicators and best practices in impact measurement and reporting.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Biodiversity and wind energy: improving practice using a strategic approach

     

    Session Proposal ID 366

    Lead Chair: Leon   Bennun |  CoChair:  Rebecca Hall Elsa Joao

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Wind energy is expanding rapidly, notably in the developing world, potentially impacting sensitive biodiversity. This session exhibits the value of going beyond project-focused approaches; larger-scale strategic views to project siting, impact assessment, and offset could create greater certainty for developers and improved outcomes for biodiversity.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Blended application of environmental assessment and industrial ecology tool

     

    Session Proposal ID 190

    Lead Chair: Ralf  Aschemann

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    50 years of EIA: After specialization of EA tools (into SEA, HIA, SIA, etc.), it is worthwhile to explore how neighboring research fields can contribute to EA. This session analyzes EIA and SEA and key tools in industrial ecology—namely life cycle assessment and material flow analysis—in order to identify their mutual enrichment potential.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Building sustainable project pipelines in infrastructure finance

     

    Session Proposal ID 312

    Lead Chair: Bernard  Crabbe |  CoChair:  Juan Palerm

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    In financing infrastructure projects, environmental and social safeguards are useful to ensure we are “doing things right." But are we also “doing the right things?", or are we simply minimizing impacts of carbon-intensive and unsustainable projects? Find out about successful experiences and help us identify innovative solutions to this challenge.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Can IA practitioners help decision makers improve their judgment criteria?

     

    Session Proposal ID 349

    Lead Chair: Luis  Montañez-Cartaxo |  CoChair:  To be determined

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    You will be glad to have come to this workshop and learned from the main speakers and the participants’ experiences how to be more effective in translating impact assessment results into a language that can smarten up decision makers and, in the end, produce better projects.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Can impact assessment contribute to Indigenous sustainable livelihoods?

     

    Session Proposal ID 311

    Lead Chair: Anne Merrild  Hansen

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session provides a platform for sharing of good practices in relation to addressing and managing the impacts on local communities and Indigenous livelihoods when extractive industries are implemented.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Capacity Development: An agenda for research and practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 289

    Lead Chair: Matthew   Cashmore |  CoChair:  Daniel Slunge

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    This session sets a new agenda for capacity development research, policy and practice. It comprises of a mixture of traditional paper presentations and panel discussions that bring together leading international experts and policy makers. The session has a global focus, rather than concentrating solely upon low income countries.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Capacity enhancement: Building human capital for promoting natural capital

     

    Session Proposal ID 304

    Lead Chair: ASHA  RAJVANSHI |  CoChair:  VINOD B. MATHUR

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    The session explores the impacts of capacity building on promoting human capital development for securing natural capital in impacted environments.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Catch the worm! Early biodiversity risk screening for impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 267

    Lead Chair: Eugenie  Regan

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Would you like to better understand biodiversity risks and opportunities at an early stage for your projects? Is accessing and interpreting biodiversity information often a challenge? Do you want to be inspired by a new generation of technologies and approaches? If yes, then this session is for you.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • China’s EIA process: Reshape and connection with pollutant discharge

     

    Session Proposal ID 223

    Lead Chair: Dongpu  WANG |  CoChair:  David Yeung

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    This session will discuss the reshape of the current EIA process in China and its connection with the pollutant discharge permit system to address the environmental impacts of development projects in order to safeguard the environment, integrate the need of community, and develop sustainable development strategy.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Citizen science iInvolvement and resident-driven impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 352

    Lead Chair: Alan  Chenoweth |  CoChair:  Lea den Broeder

    Session Format:  Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    How can citizen science, resident involvement, and personal smart technology be integrated into IA to improve and validate data; involve and empower communities; and contribute to a healthy, sustainable, vibrant society? Participants may prepare a 6-minute presentation, or join discussion for overview of issues, solutions, and remaining questions.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Collaboration to enhance availability and access to biodiversity data

     

    Session Proposal ID 216

    Lead Chair: Sharon  Brooks |  CoChair:  Ragnvald Larsen

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    This will be a discussion on the availability and accessibility of biodiversity data for national-level decision making, related to the impact assessment and mitigation processes at project and strategic-level. It will combine insights from national-level support under the Oil for Development program to build capacity around data management.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Community participation in impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 191

    Lead Chair: Melissa  Mayhew |  CoChair:  Mark Gough

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Drawing on case studies, the session explores how local communities could participate in impact assessments and how the process can build consensus, trust, and social acceptance for projects. By facilitating decision making and contributing to reconciliation, the effectiveness of assessments in enriching community well-being is strengthened.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Competent experts and ethical dilemmas for health in EIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 201

    Lead Chair: Ryngan  Pyper

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    What does it mean to be a "competent expert" in EIA? This participatory workshop will use scenarios and ethical dilemmas to identify defining qualities. We will focus on health, but the relevance is broad. Learn about professional virtues and help identify and navigate tensions that arise during assessments.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Conflict or agreement: Role of impact assessment in managing conflicts

     

    Session Proposal ID 326

    Lead Chair: Rauno  Sairinen |  CoChair:  Daniel Franks

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The session calls for papers that discuss the possible role of EIA and SIA in managing natural resources and energy conflicts. The session will also explore the insights from collaborative processes as well as environmental conflict resolution and mediation to help IA to understand conflict dynamics and design better processes.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Connecting IA, monitoring, and evaluation through adaptive planning

     

    Session Proposal ID 251

    Lead Chair: Leon  Hermans

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The emergence of dynamic and adaptive planning approaches implies that impact assessments, monitoring, and evaluation will be more and more connected. This session invites papers that look into this connection between impact assessment, monitoring, and evaluation, to learn about recent advances and possible future improvements.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Data-driven health impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 333

    Lead Chair: Astrid  Knoblauch

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Case studies and approaches using primary and secondary data to strengthen evidence-based health impact assessment are presented.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Decision making and environmental assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 313

    Lead Chair: Amanda  Chisholm

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Environmental assessment plays an important role in decision making—but its effectiveness is often evaluated in terms of whether a plan or project will result in environmental damage. Is that a fair appraisal? Let’s explore the other factors influencing decision making! Can/should we work to influence the outcome?

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Developing a Smart Impact Assessment Act: A hypothetical

     

    Session Proposal ID 301

    Lead Chair: Jack  Krohn |  CoChair:  Tanya Burdett

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Would you like to write your own Smart Impact Assessment Act? Here is your chance! Listen to a Cabinet Subcommittee debate in a fictional but authentic jurisdiction, then join the discussion. Hypothetical perhaps, but the insights will be real!

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Digital EIA: Is the smartening of EIA working?

     

    Session Proposal ID 226

    Lead Chair: Aaron  Goldschmidt

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    As smartening is applied to IA, goals have been identified to facilitate focused analyses, enhanced engagement, and streamlined decision-making through digital EIAs. Documentation is visual, interactive, succinct, and readily understandable. How is digital EIA working? Case studies are requested to identify and share experiences.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Digital impact assessment: The latest developments

     

    Session Proposal ID 215

    Lead Chair: Paul  Eijssen

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session highlights the latest achievements and innovations in digital impact assessment reporting, reviewing and communication. Our paper-based session shares and discusses state-of-the-art IA projects and interactive tools to support informed decision making.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Digital technologies for biodiversity assessment and monitoring

     

    Session Proposal ID 273

    Lead Chair: Patrícia  Rodrigues

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Big data analytics is increasingly being used to assess and monitor wildlife and ecosystems. This session will present digital tools developed to facilitate collection, management, and reporting of these data in the IA context and also bring to discussion problems, needs, and future directions in processing this kind of data.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Disaster, conflict and crisis: Are impacts being Identified?

     

    Session Proposal ID 230

    Lead Chair: Charles   Kelly

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Disaster, conflict, and crises challenge lives, the economy, and society. These events may catalyze change, but impact assessment should lead avoidance or mitigation of negative impacts before they occur. Papers on whether impact assessment achieving this goal, or on any aspect of impact assessment, disasters, conflict and crisis, are welcome.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Economic impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 367

    Lead Chair: Galina  Williams

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Economic Impact Assessment (EcIA) is an important part of IA. Typically it is done simplistically in order to support the proposed projects. This session explores a better way to conduct EcIA. A range of case studies that demonstrate the potential use of various EcIA tools is provided.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Effectiveness of the EIA of transport in the dawn of Anthropocene

     

    Session Proposal ID 348

    Lead Chair: Liborio  Castro |  CoChair:  Alvaro Enriquez

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Discuss the effectiveness of EIA in transport projects, show some of the outcomes of the EIA tool, and evaluate its contribution to the main goals and objectives of sustainability. Find out the reasons that can spoil the success of EIA in its role as a key tool.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Emerging issues in ESG risk management

     

    Session Proposal ID 194

    Lead Chair: Peter  Moore |  CoChair:  James Lea-Cox

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    As a condition of financing, IFI-financed projects must adhere to a set of stringent environmental, social, and governance (ESG) safeguards. This session will explore emerging issues that the banks and their clients are currently facing.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Encouraging advances in IA public participation practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 363

    Lead Chair: John   Sinclair |  CoChair:  Timothy J. Peirson-Smith

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Public participation is a cornerstone of IA. In this session we will explore next generation advancements in IA participatory practices as recognized by the public, proponents, practitioners and academics.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Enforcement and compliance of environmental and social impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 320

    Lead Chair: Cristian  Perez

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session will explore how to secure promised mitigation and avoidance throughout all projectphases, draft enforceable conditions, ensure ESIAs requirements are completed in a timely fashion, and better tailor legal consequences for violations to ensure compliance with ESIAs conditions written into enforceable obligations.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Environmental journalists and the integration of climate change into IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 259

    Lead Chair: Gunnar  Baldwin |  CoChair:  To be determined

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session examines how environmental journalists are helping to catalyze the incorporation of climate change and related concerns into the impact assessment process at the policy and strategic level as well as the project-specific level, as they draw increasing attention to the finite carrying capacity of our planet.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Evaluación de Impacto en Salud: Estado del arte y experiencias en España

     

    Session Proposal ID 268

    Lead Chair: Carlos  Iglesias-Merchan |  CoChair:  Elvira Dominguez-Ares

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    La Evaluación del Impacto en la Salud (EIS) se considera incorporada al ordenamiento jurídico español desde 2011. Pero su desarrollo práctico y normativo está resultando desigual entre territorios y puede generar inquietud entre actores y/o sectores de actividad. Esta sesión pretende ilustrar casos prácticos y sus perspectivas de futuro.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Evaluación del impacto sobre la Biodiversidad y RN2000 en España (Spanish

     

    Session Proposal ID 254

    Lead Chair: Ana   Vázquez Valverde |  CoChair:  Manuel Díaz Martín

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    l seminario constará de dos charlas de expertos y posteriormente la presentación de 3 casos de éxito, en el que se pondrán en común los puntos que hacen que el proyecto pueda considerarse una buena práctica. Finalmente habrá un debate abierto, entre asistentes y ponentes.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Exploring the need to shake up biodiversity offset theory and application

     

    Session Proposal ID 239

    Lead Chair: Jane  Mogina

    Session Format:  Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Putting biodiversity offset theories to the test to develop more practical and sustainable solutions.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Gender in human rights impact assessment: Experiences and perspectives

     

    Session Proposal ID 309

    Lead Chair: Nora   Gotzmann |  CoChair:  Jacqueline Tedaldi

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    What works and what doesn’t when assessing gender impacts in human rights impact assessment? Does gender perspective make a difference? Can these lessons learned be applied to other types of impact assessment, like social, environmental, health? A session to share experiences, discuss approaches and challenges, and identify opportunities for collaboration.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • General best practice principles for impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 310

    Lead Chair: Julio  Jesus

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    In 1999 IAIA started the publication of the International Best Practice Principles series, covering several impact assessment instruments. The analysis of these documents shows many common principles.The session will discuss the concept of a general set of international best practice principles applicable to all forms of impact assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Global benefits, local impacts: Social performance of renewable energy

     

    Session Proposal ID 208

    Lead Chair: Gabriela   Factor |  CoChair:  Orlando San Martin

    Session Format:  Solution room  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    How can we improve the social and human rights performance of renewable energy projects and what does it take? Solution room on impact and benefit management of renewable energy projects discussed by a multi-stakeholder panel and the public, focusing on strategies and the collaborations needed to implement them.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Governance improvements in Pacific Island impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 356

    Lead Chair: Gregory  Barbara |  CoChair:  Easter Galuvao

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Pacific Island countries face increasingly complex developments, including emerging industries such as deep sea mining and bioprospecting, that may cross traditional national jurisdictions. Hear how the Pacific region is preparing for and dealing with these changes through legislation, impact assessment guidelines, and enforcement procedures.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Health impact assessment in the Iberoamerican context

     

    Session Proposal ID 295

    Lead Chair: Piedad  Martin-Olmedo |  CoChair:  Francesca Viliani

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    The session will let us hear from experts about models adopted in different countries and regions within Spain, Portugal, and Ibero-America for the implementation of health impact assessment, discussing with attendees embraced perspectives (legally binding or voluntary, integrated in other IA types or stand alone, etc.) and challenges.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Hits of the 21st Century (thus far) for smartening impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 224

    Lead Chair: Jos  Arts

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    In this session we take stock of the critical lessons from 21st century literature for smartening impact assessment. Share with us what you consider to be key wisdom from IA publications since 2000. What were the main debates, trends, concepts, cases, and publications? What are lessons for future IA?

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • How can an IA practitioner influence decisions in the oil and gas industry?

     

    Session Proposal ID 218

    Lead Chair: Frank  Eklo

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    A fun and interactive role play focusing on how technological and digital advances in the IA sector can influence decision makers in the oil and gas industry

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • How does EIA influence decision making in the oil and gas sector?

     

    Session Proposal ID 217

    Lead Chair: Svein   Grotli Skogen |  CoChair:  Arne Dalfelt

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Developing countries need more energy and revenues thereof, but also suffers disproportionally from climate change and environmental degradation. However, the ministries responsible for environmental regulation is normally the weakest part in negotiating solutions. Can this be changed with technological and digital advances in communication?

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • How to successfully conduct an EIA/SEA in the digital era

     

    Session Proposal ID 274

    Lead Chair: Giorgio  Baldizzone |  CoChair:  Giuseppe Magro

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    IA practitioners and academics present case studies that illustrate how new modelling and innovating decision support tools and techniques can be successfully used during the assessment of policies, plans, or projects, with particular reference given to the use of new digital technologies, “big data,” and social networking.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • IA and climate change actions and next steps: IAIA20 Seville

     

    Session Proposal ID 334

    Lead Chair: Weston  Fisher

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    The IAIA Climate Change Section has produced a “2020 Draft Report on IA & Climate Change Actions and Next Steps.” This draft report will be used to build on past “IA and Climate Change: Actions and Next Steps” discussions at IAIA19 in Brisbane, and posted on IAIAConnect. The report will be used as the starting point for a roundtable discussion.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • IFIs and adoption of lessons learned through their accountability functions

     

    Session Proposal ID 225

    Lead Chair: Alfredo  Abad

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    The panelists are representatives of the IFIs and their accountability functions. They will discuss how lessons learned through the handling of environmental and social complaints have contributed to raising awareness of specific issues related to the assessment and monitoring of E&S impacts and to improving the IFIs' E&S procedures.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment and new mobility systems

     

    Session Proposal ID 261

    Lead Chair: Jiří  Dusík

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The session will explore implications of new mobility solutions, including, e.g., autonomous vehicles, micro-mobility, ride-hailing, and fully electrified public transport. It will include presentation of selected abstracts and a panel discussion.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment and synthetic biology technologies

     

    Session Proposal ID 339

    Lead Chair: Katharine  Gotto Walton

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Case-based workshop exploring population-scale genetic engineering projects addressing urgent environmental and health problems. Participants will be invited to design an assessment with related engagement process to examine potential impacts (environmental, socio-economic, health, human rights and others) of such proposal.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment and the landscape approach: The added value of SEA and ES

     

    Session Proposal ID 298

    Lead Chair: Gwen  van Boven

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Impact assessment for landscape governance has added value, especially where the landscape is not yet a clearly-defined entity. SEA then helps create internal linkages within the landscape, bringing together stakeholders within a formalized legal context. This session demonstrates how SEA in practice helps address concerns in landscape governance.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment guideline for wildlife-friendly renewable energies

     

    Session Proposal ID 344

    Lead Chair: Ricardo  Tomé

    Session Format:  World Café  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    How can we avoid trading off wildlife for renewable energy? This session will draw on the knowledge and expertise of participants to prioritise issues and frame guidance to help proponents and assessors to maximise the environmental benefits of renewable energy while protecting biodiversity values.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment guidelines for world heritage

     

    Session Proposal ID 305

    Lead Chair: Eugene   Jo

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    The session will serve as the basis of disseminating the content of the new holistic guidance for recognizing natural and cultural world heritage in impact assessments and understanding how best to implement it on the ground.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment of large-scale linear infrastructure projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 253

    Lead Chair: Jon  Hobbs |  CoChair:  Diego Juffe

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    This session will present and discuss the current status and future prospects of impact assessment tools in large-scale linear infrastructure projects. Case studies from Kenya, Tanzania, and China will be included and the interaction between strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment will be considered.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact Assessments for Smart Cities - Trending Adoption of Technologies

     

    Session Proposal ID 243

    Lead Chair: Andy  Chung |  CoChair:  Terence Tsang

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Urbanisation is a global trend, giving pressure to the local communities, from land use, town planning to infrastructure. This session aims to invite experience sharing with case studies on the latest impact assessment practices, particularly what and how smart technologies are adopted on smart city development projects.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact of offshore renewables on human communities

     

    Session Proposal ID 306

    Lead Chair: Bridget   Durning

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Are the social and economic impacts on local communities during the construction and operation and maintenance (O&M) phases of offshore renewable energy generating developments really understood?

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impactos acumulativos en Iberoamerica: lecciones aprendidas (CONEIA – Spanish submissions only)

     

    Session Proposal ID 266

    Lead Chair: Miles  Scott-Brown |  CoChair:  Juan Carlos Juan Carlos Paez

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    La gestión de impactos acumulativos sigue siendo un desafío para la evaluación ambiental. Esta herramienta, por lo general, no forma parte de los marcos legales e institucionales vigentes en Iberoamérica, también hay poca experiencia práctica en su aplicación. Únase a nuestro panel para intercambiar lecciones aprendidas.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Implementing FPIC through the IA processes

     

    Session Proposal ID 308

    Lead Chair: Thierry   Rodon

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) is a contested norm that is increasingly mobilized by Indigenous people. In this session we will look at how Indigenous organizations implement this norm through the IA processes.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Implementing UNDRIP into IA for better decisions

     

    Session Proposal ID 242

    Lead Chair: Scott  Bailey

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    What are your theories and realities of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in IA? Participants will hear a range of views and have the opportunity to explore different experiences, approaches and methods, and their results.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Importance of science, evidence, and meaningful engagement for IA decisions

     

    Session Proposal ID 331

    Lead Chair: Christine   Loth-Bown

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    The session will focus on the importance of transparency in decision making for the effectiveness of IAs, including the basis for which decisions are made. Panelists will present approaches in IA processes in various jurisdictions related to decision making and how science, Indigenous knowledge, and community knowledge are considered.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Improving coverage of cultural heritage in EIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 228

    Lead Chair: Arlene  Fleming

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Case studies, analysis, discussion, and proposals aimed at improving coverage of cultural heritage in EIA.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Improving environmental and social performance of infrastructure projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 262

    Lead Chair: Patrick  Francis

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The true value of environmental and social management measures lies in their effective implementation. This session explores ways to improve their performance on infrastructure projects, drawing on examples of practical application of advancements in science, technology and governance to deliver better environmental and social results.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Incorporating Indigenous knowledge into health impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 275

    Lead Chair: Colleen  Purtill |  CoChair:  Deirdre Treissman

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Concerns raised by Indigenous communities align strongly with issues examined in HIA. Given these shared concerns, how best should HIA practitioners approach engagement and consultation programs, baseline health and susceptibility, traditional land use, and vulnerabilities related to food security and climate change?

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Indigenous Peoples

     

    Session Proposal ID 362

    Lead Chair: Kepa  Morgan |  CoChair:  Philippe Hanna

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    To be developed by the Indigenous Peoples Section.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Integrating climate change into IA: Key design elements

     

    Session Proposal ID 189

    Lead Chair: Meinhard  Doelle

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session will consider how to effectively integrate climate mitigation into IA at four critical stages: the application of the process, scoping, decision making, and follow-up

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Integrating human rights into ESHIA of agro, forestry, and fisheries projec

     

    Session Proposal ID 248

    Lead Chair: Tulika   Bansal |  CoChair:  Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This interactive session will present cases of impact assessment in the AFF sectors, followed by the presentation of a fictitious case that illustrates the challenges of conducting an ESHIA of a large fisheries project. The audience will be involved by asking questions using the mobile phone tool Menti.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Integrating Indigenous rights and knowledges into impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 353

    Lead Chair: David  Livingstone

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    From Indigenous land claim agreements to community-based regional strategic environmental assessments, this session will present various ways of incorporating Indigenous rights and Indigenous traditional and local knowledge into impact assessments. We invite you to share your experiences and involvement of successful incorporation.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Introduction to Technology Assessment Processes

     

    Session Proposal ID 246

    Lead Chair: Miltos  Ladikas

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    The session will present and discuss various technology assessment processes that evolve around the world – focusing on approaches used, their linkages to decision-making, stakeholder engagement, etc.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Is digital technology necessary for efficiency and effectiveness?

     

    Session Proposal ID 212

    Lead Chair: Hugo  Woesthuis

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    What is your opinion regarding the power of digital innovation for impact assessment? What can digital innovation bring us? What developments do you see as most promising? What is needed for a digital transition? In this session we will investigate key issues that are critical to moving digital IA forward.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Is governance an SEA theme in European practice?

     

    Session Proposal ID 300

    Lead Chair: Margarida  Monteiro

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Is governance being considered in SEA practice? Is SEA improving the governance of decision-making? Can governance be a leverage component in making SEA context-specific? This session intends to debate what are real benefits in considering governance in SEA, by exploring lessons shared through participants' experiences.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Is technology contributing to effective Indigenous engagement in EA?

     

    Session Proposal ID 205

    Lead Chair: Jordan  Tam

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session explores how technology is shaping how Indigenous groups assert and draw attention to their environmental and land rights. Are there examples of how technology has enhanced the ability of Indigenous communities to engage in EA? What is needed for technology to work well?

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Land degradation neutrality: Country experience

     

    Session Proposal ID 315

    Lead Chair: Chioba  Chinweze

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Land degradation neutrality (LDN) aims to halt the ongoing loss of healthy land through degradation. This session will focus on country experience in combating land degradation, including efforts through local/traditional knowledge.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Listening with technology: deepening the impact of impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 294

    Lead Chair: Madeleine  Koalick

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Meaningful stakeholder engagement and effective follow-up are two main challenges for impact assessments, such as HRIA. We want to explore how technology can help us listen better to stakeholders and support the long-term impact of assessments. Following practitioner input, participants will be invited to work in groups on scenarios.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Local content development: Advances in approaches, tools, and governance

     

    Session Proposal ID 272

    Lead Chair: Jeanne  Ellis |  CoChair:  Jeff Geipel

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    In this session we will explore the tools and frameworks around local content and how they can be used to identify, implement, and measure local content within an operation, and explore where there is room for improved governance frameworks, technological advances, and further integration with the impact assessment and management cycle.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Make economic growth sustainable: The EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Pl

     

    Session Proposal ID 213

    Lead Chair: Nancy  Saich |  CoChair:  Martin Spolc

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Based on the SDGs, the European Commission issued a Sustainable Finance Action Plan aiming at reorienting and increasing capital flows towards a more sustainable economy, mainstreaming sustainability into risk management and fostering transparency and long-termism. How do IFIs translate these objectives into their policies and sector strategies?

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Meet the editors

     

    Session Proposal ID 360

    Lead Chair: Thomas  Fischer

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  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: approve

     

  • Mitigation hierarchy and decisions in emerging high-risk environments

     

    Session Proposal ID 237

    Lead Chair: Pippa  Howard

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    Companies prefer a risk-based approach compared to a No-Go framework to decision making on where and how they develop and operate projects. This debate will test this in highly sensitive environments such as the Arctic, deep seabed, high seas, and KBAs. Evidence-based decision making applying precautionary principle, no-go in PAs and NPI targets.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • New directions in livelihood restoration in project design and beyond

     

    Session Proposal ID 236

    Lead Chair: Maria   Dacunha |  CoChair:  Ana Maria Esteves

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    How can we make substantial changes to how livelihoods restoration is considered in project design and throughout the evaluation cycle, in order to ensure displaced people are better off as a result of being impacted by development projects? This session will focus on lender incentives as instruments for change.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • New learning approaches for HIA capacity strengthening

     

    Session Proposal ID 355

    Lead Chair: Yina  Xiao

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Capacity on health impact assessment is limited among national authorities, safeguards divisions of IFIs, and elsewhere. National pools of HIA experts are limited or non-existent. We will take stock of old, new, and innovative learning approaches for HIA capacity strengthening, from WHO-sponsored training to recent approaches adopted across the world.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • New models of IA and climate change law worldwide

     

    Session Proposal ID 321

    Lead Chair: Susan  George |  CoChair:  Olivia Rumble

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    Presenters from different parts of the world will discuss the IA implications of groundbreaking IA and climate change law at the global, national, and local levels, with 30 minutes reserved for audience interaction.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Odor impact assessment: International experience and new technologies

     

    Session Proposal ID 269

    Lead Chair: Andrea  Peña

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Odor emissions of a project or activity are susceptible to causing environmental impacts on communities or human health.This session will explore the state of the art in odor impact assessment, focused on methodology, analysis, and technologies available in odor matters.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Operating in a changing climate: Assessment, mitigation, and implementation

     

    Session Proposal ID 317

    Lead Chair: Jonty  Knox |  CoChair:  Thomas Maddox

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    This session will explore operating in a changing climate: assessing vulnerability, implementing adaptation, and mitigating impact in the extractive and infrastructure industries. Case studies from the oil and gas sector, the mining industry, and regional Infrastructure projects in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania will be profiled.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Operating in emerging countries with high biological and cultural diversity

     

    Session Proposal ID 238

    Lead Chair: Lucie  NGuessan

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This forum will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities of developing world-class projects in sensitive environments and emerging nations, where biodiversity and cultural diversity shape the IA processes. In addition, lessons learned from various project experiences will be shared to encourage an open forum discussion of evolving IA.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Opportunities and challenges for early career IA practitioners and research

     

    Session Proposal ID 361

    Lead Chair: Catherine  Kerr-Smith |  CoChair:  Abulele Adams

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session is designed to help early careers and researchers find their feet, present and test their ideas and experiences, bring something new to IA perspective, and provide information on the early career/researcher experience.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Participation and grievance resolution in involuntary resettlement

     

    Session Proposal ID 221

    Lead Chair: Gordon  Appleby

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Participation and grievance resolution examines people’s collaboration in projects that affect them directly. It covers harmonizing national and international expectations, disseminating information, reaching minorities and women, using technology to resolve complaints efficaciously, and dealing with legacy issues.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Peer learning on integration of climate change in development programs

     

    Session Proposal ID 329

    Lead Chair: John  Carstensen

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    This session will explore the key lessons from the OECD peer learning process on integration of climate and environmental concerns into development programs, particularly the lessons associated with the use of impact assessments and safeguards.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Planetary crises: IA as usual is not an option

     

    Session Proposal ID 203

    Lead Chair: Nicholas  King |  CoChair:  Miguel Coutinho

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    The magnitude of change brought about by human activities, which is precipitating a number of intersecting planetary crises, requires a revolutionary leap to effect transformation in decision making from "impact" assessment to assessing "contribution" to the full spectrum of requirements for a sustainable future.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Prioritizing landscape connectivity in environmental impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 271

    Lead Chair: Charla  Patterson |  CoChair:  Jochen Jaeger

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The conservation of landscape connectivity is one of the most valuable tools for protecting biodiversity in times of climate warming, and yet available tools used to measure and evaluate connectivity have still not been integrated into environmental assessment in many countries. This workshop will review best practices in connectivity research.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Progress and challenges of impact assessment in Latin America

     

    Session Proposal ID 214

    Lead Chair: Alberto  Barandiaran |  CoChair:  Orestes Orrego

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The session focuses on the progress made during the last 25 years in impact assessment in the region and the challenges still ahead facing impact assessment in Latin America.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Psycho-social impact assessment as an element of your work

     

    Session Proposal ID 282

    Lead Chair: Will  Rifkin

    Session Format:  Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Short presentations on psycho-social impact assessment will outline participants’ experiences, even if you do not see yourself as a PSIA expert: what assessment practices seem revealing, what mental health impacts are the most common, or how to "sell" the idea of PSIA to clients.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Public participation in the Digital Age: Are we hearing you?

     

    Session Proposal ID 233

    Lead Chair: Janet   Blackadar

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    As IA practice and information presentation improves, stakeholder input remains limited to those who are able to provide input in a timely fashion. Does this mean we are missing important input from certain groups of stakeholders? Case studies are requested to identify and share experiences with streamlining stakeholder participation and feedback.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Reconciliation and conflict transformation using impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 281

    Lead Chair: Somia  Sadiq |  CoChair:  N/A N/A

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    This session will share preliminary results of merging impact assessment and a cultural identity-based methodology called Engagement Methodology for Identities in Conflict. The blended approach speaks to several prerequisites of the Resource Law of the Anishinaabeg as it pertains to building partnerships and reconciliation within their territory.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Reform of EsIA implementation for greater efficiency and effectiveness

     

    Session Proposal ID 231

    Lead Chair: Cheryl   Wasserman

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    This session will explore the process and content of reforms to EsIA governance and implementation systems and how and whether they are affecting BOTH efficiency and effectiveness. Explore lessons from pressures for timeliness, lower costs, stakeholder engagement, transparency, and greater accessibility and utility of EsIA documents.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Responsible disruption?

     

    Session Proposal ID 285

    Lead Chair: Justine  Lacey |  CoChair:  Yuwan Malakar

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session discusses the operationalization of "responsible innovation" in the advancements of disruptive technologies within cyber-physical systems. It will include presentations followed by a panel (group) discussion.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Restoration of unorthodox, informal, communal, or illegal livelihoods

     

    Session Proposal ID 241

    Lead Chair: Liz  Wall |  CoChair:  Angela Reeman

    Session Format:  Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    How to restore the livelihood of someone engaging in illegal, informal, or illicit activity? How to collect data, identify alternative livelihood options, formalize livelihoods and ensure affected individuals can access new livelihoods? Submissions with experience restoring unorthodox livelihoods and the challenges they have overcome are welcome.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Restructuring the timing and nature of impact assessments for rivers

     

    Session Proposal ID 314

    Lead Chair: Jackie  King |  CoChair:  Cate Brown

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The effectiveness of impact studies for water-resource developments of rivers is often compromised by their timing and scale, or by poorly designed environmental flows assessments (EFAs) that produce simplistic flow recommendations. This session will explore the benefits of including detailed basin-wide EFAs at the earliest stage of planning.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Rethinking communication in EA: Exploring social media and online resources

     

    Session Proposal ID 336

    Lead Chair: Michele  Kvistad

    Session Format:  Game - Gaming  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    Online resources and social media have shown themselves to be a useful tool, necessary to communicate in society at present, which could enhance public participation in EA. In this interactive session, a game aims to show the existing and untapped potential to implement online resources and social media into communicating EA.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Riesgos y vulnerabilidades (CONEIA - Spanish submissions only)

     

    Session Proposal ID 359

    Lead Chair: Iñigo  Sobrini

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    To be completed

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Scaling out, not up! Improve IA efficiency via collaboration and dataficati

     

    Session Proposal ID 357

    Lead Chair: Petrina  Raitt

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Scaling out IA beyond an individual project does not necessarily mean scaling up the assessment complexity and length of process, if data management and collaborative strategies are leveraged appropriately. The session will look at case studies where scaling of IA has been successfully applied using collaboration and data sharing.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • SEA effectiveness: Getting more out of less

     

    Session Proposal ID 187

    Lead Chair: Ainhoa  Gonzalez |  CoChair:  Riki Therivel

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This participative session will explore dimensions of SEA effectiveness, identify practical ways of improving the process, and highlight good practice examples.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Smartening biodiversity offsets: Opportunities in technology and governance

     

    Session Proposal ID 303

    Lead Chair: Marie  Grimm |  CoChair:  Gesa Geissler

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session covers technological opportunities and governance approaches that can improve the design and implementation of biodiversity offsets.Topics include scientific reviews and evaluations of best practice examples from across the world, as well as ideas for innovative approaches for the future.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Smartening E&S skills in international finance

     

    Session Proposal ID 307

    Lead Chair: Phil  Le Gouais |  CoChair:  Debbie Cousins

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    Money talks, and the role of finance in delivering a sustainable future is growing. The industry is increasingly reliant on the use of technology-driven “analytics” to understand E&S Performance. This session explores the need to develop the necessary technical and technological skills mix to meet future demands.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Smartening health and well-being in IA: From policies to projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 195

    Lead Chair: Julia  Nowacki

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    The session discusses the most recent guidance for including health and well-being in impact assessment. This has been developed by IAIA members with other institutions to satisfy the requirements of the amended EU Directive on EIA, the UNECE Protocol on SEA, and the revised international best practice principles on HIA.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Smartening IA through 50 years of research and practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 358

    Lead Chair: Francois  Retief |  CoChair:  Angus Morrison-Saunders

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Closed

    It has been 50 years since the enactment of NEPA, so it is an ideal time to reflect on the learning and wisdom from the wealth of IA literature and follow up developed since. This session serves as a culmination of previous conference sessions discussing IA wisdom from different decades.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Smarter governance in resettlement I: Benefit sharing and livelihoods

     

    Session Proposal ID 258

    Lead Chair: Susanna  Price

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The session explores current and future potential for benefit sharing as part of “smarter” governance frameworks for resettlement, particularly for livelihood restoration and enhancement. Theoretical or conceptual papers and case studies illustrating the negotiation of benefits, and positive or negative impacts on livelihoods, are all welcome.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Smarter governance in resettlement II: Rights, risks, and responsibilities

     

    Session Proposal ID 327

    Lead Chair: Eddie  Smyth

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    National legal and regulatory frameworks play a central role in resettlement governance for displacement by development. This session will explore “smarter” country governance approaches as well as challenges and issues for protecting human rights and mitigating impoverishment risks in countries that lack robust regulatory frameworks.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Stopped on social impacts: How can SIA contribute to balanced decisions?

     

    Session Proposal ID 245

    Lead Chair: Katherine  Witt

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    In the real world, does social impact assessment contribute to balanced decisions, or are other forces more influential, such as politics, economics, and a system biased towards biophysical measurement? How can we build the capacity of impact assessment to be more truly multidisciplinary and meet the expectations of diverse stakeholders?

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Strategic Planning for Hydropower with Environmental and Social Values

     

    Session Proposal ID 270

    Lead Chair: Ana Maria   Quintero |  CoChair:  Arend Kolhoff

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    TNC and NCEA are partnering to offer their international expertise and experiences in strategically planning hydropower development that avoids and minimizes impacts on people and nature. This session is open to all interests and experiences with strategic planning of hydropower at transboundary, national and river basin levels.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Streightening SEA and EIA in a transboundary context

     

    Session Proposal ID 199

    Lead Chair: Kolar Planinšič  Vesna

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The session aims to facilitate the exchange of good practice in implementing the (Espoo) Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context and the (Kyiv) Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment and lessons learned from across the world that support efficient transboundary cooperation on environmental assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Strengthening IA through inter-governmental cooperation

     

    Session Proposal ID 280

    Lead Chair: Nathan  Braun

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The session will focus on how jurisdictions can cooperate to create regulatory clarity and improved IA practice for resource development. What tools are needed? What can agreements look like? How do parties manage conflicts? What are the pitfalls? Just a few questions to be discussed in this interactive session.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Technology assessment of artificial intelligence

     

    Session Proposal ID 256

    Lead Chair: Johann  Čas |  CoChair:  Michael Friedewald

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    The session will present and discuss lessons from technology assessment processes used for artificial intelligence. This workshop-like session will include presentations of few selected abstracts and a panel discussion.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Technology assessments and IAs: Distant relatives or different species?

     

    Session Proposal ID 247

    Lead Chair: Alan  Bond

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    The session will explore similarities and differences between technology assessment (TA) and impact assessment (IA) processes, their potential linkages, and opportunities for future collaboration between IA and TA communities.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • The contribution of impact assessment to achieving the SDGs

     

    Session Proposal ID 211

    Lead Chair: Rob  Verheem |  CoChair:  Maria Partidário

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    IAIA created a task force to stimulate debate on how SDGs can inspire more effective IAs and how IA contributes to achieving SDGs. In a workshop open to all, an inventory of case studies will be presented, followed by a discussion on next steps.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • The evolution of the tiering concept: Connecting IA and planning levels

     

    Session Proposal ID 227

    Lead Chair: Heikki  Kalle |  CoChair:  Paul Hardcastle

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    In this session we will discuss various aspects related to the notion of tiering in IA and planning—how the evolution of planning/IA has developed our understanding of the concept of tiering and how tiering contributes to the overall effectiveness of planning/IA systems.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Toward an IAIA special publication on independence in IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 207

    Lead Chair: Rob  Verheem

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    Come join this workshop on a possible new "IAIA Special Publication" on independence in IA. What are the building blocks that could be the core of more independent IA systems? The workshop will discuss a draft special publication, prepared by the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Transboundary ESIA: New frontiers beyond the national borders

     

    Session Proposal ID 299

    Lead Chair: DEFNE  ARISOY

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session will showcase examples of good practice in transboundary project ESIAs, where some of the legal, institutional, lender, and compliance monitoring challenges have been effectively addressed and the lessons learned can be shared.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Trends of impact assessment in developing countries

     

    Session Proposal ID 210

    Lead Chair: Rubhera  Mato

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Trends of Impact Assessment in Developing Countries: How is Impact Assessment developing in your country? What are the hurdles to jump over? Are ESIA Reports truly implemented? Are Local and International Funded projects implemented to address inherent environmental challenges on the same scale? Welcome to share your experience.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Using open EIA reporting to drive accountable and transparent governance

     

    Session Proposal ID 286

    Lead Chair: Try  THY |  CoChair:  Ratana PEN

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Invitation Only

    With little public input, corruption, and the influence of private gain, Cambodia’s closed EIA process is not protecting vulnerable communities or the environment. A local open data NGO is putting simplified and searchable EIA data online where communities and civil society groups can find it and act on it.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Using spatial web-enabled tools for environmental screening: Pros and cons?

     

    Session Proposal ID 324

    Lead Chair: Paul  Lochner |  CoChair:  Dee Fischer

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This session calls for presentations on innovative approaches for using geographically-based web-enabled tools to inform environmental screening. Many countries host spatial online data, but few explicitly link it to decision making. Examples of environmental screening tools will be presented and debate will be facilitated on pros and cons of these tools.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Utilización de tecnología en labores de Seguimiento y Vigilancia (CONEIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 297

    Lead Chair: JOSE MARIA  CASILLAS

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    ¿Cómo puede beneficiarse la E.I.A. del desarrollo tecnológico? El uso de nuevas herramientas facilita la toma de datos y su posterior interpretación durante el seguimiento y vigilancia de los impactos ambientales, lo que permite aumentar la eficacia en la toma de decisiones.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Value impact in global food chain governance

     

    Session Proposal ID 293

    Lead Chair: Katja  Lindroos |  CoChair:  Tuija Mononen

    Session Format:  Theme forum – Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Western eating habits spread malnutrition globally. Access to healthy food is limited. We target disruptions in global food chains and regulation that challenge just distribution of nutritious food. We seek SIA proposals responding to power consumerism, personalized nutrition, and food e-commerce trends, and developing better regulation.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Visual tools in public participation: Why? How to design? Who to involve?

     

    Session Proposal ID 200

    Lead Chair: Ana  Roque de Oliveira

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    How can our knowledge of visual tools’ technical, cultural, cognitive, or emotional advantages/limitations determine their selection and design to ensure inclusive dialogues in EIA processes? Who should be involved in this process? Debating case studies may enlighten EIA practitioners about the adequacy and effectiveness of visual tools.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • We are connected: Integrating global interlinkages in impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 338

    Lead Chair: Leila  Hoell

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Do you (want to) know how we can tackle distant and global socio-environmental effects in impact assessments? Do you (want to) know more about transboundary, regulatory, technology, trade impact assessments or life cycle assessments? Then submit your short paper and/ or join our workshop to design a future-oriented impact assessment!

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • What is the real extent of social impacts of renewable energy projects?

     

    Session Proposal ID 287

    Lead Chair: Holle Linnea   Wlokas |  CoChair:  Victoria Griffiths

    Session Format:  Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    Renewable energy projects are increasing globally and there is growing/emerging evidence (e.g., from mega projects like the Egyptian Benban solar project) that negative social impacts can be avoided or minimised. Is this possible? We invite practitioners with project experience to join this panel to exchange views and discuss field evidence.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Without health there is nothing: Institutionalizing HIA for the SDGs

     

    Session Proposal ID 341

    Lead Chair: Robert  Bos

    Session Format:  Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Open

    This case-based session will explore various elements needed for effectively institutionalizing HIA as an effective approach in support of the SDGs—political leadership, legal, policy and regulatory frameworks, capacity and competency within key institutions, stakeholders and impact assessment professionals, and supportive institutional arrangements.

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

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