IAIA22 Sessions

Note:  Sessions identified as “Pre-recorded presentations only” will consist of pre-recorded presentations that will be uploaded to the Pathable platform for online viewing. All other sessions will be held live, in person, in Vancouver.

  • Indigenous-specific cumulative effects assessment methodologies

     

    Session Proposal ID 148

    Lead Chair: Alissa   Cartwright |  CoChair:  Jessica Kent

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G16 Cumulative affects assessment

    How can Cumulative Effects Assessments (CEA) reflect Traditional Knowledge? What does a CEA methodology based on Indigenous ways of knowing look like? Our panel of experts will discuss cumulative effects projects they have completed with Indigenous communities in in western Canada.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • (How) can SIA guidelines really make a difference?

     

    Session Proposal ID 39

    Lead Chair: Richard  Parsons |  CoChair:  Edwina Loxton

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    The work of SIA doesn’t stop with great guidelines. What happens when they are implemented? This session invites contributions that consider both practitioner and community perspectives. That is, how do SIA guidelines help or hinder practitioners, and how do SIA guidelines influence social outcomes for communities?

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • A holistic approach to SIA: Meaningful implementation for modern challenges

     

    Session Proposal ID 100

    Lead Chair: Nina  Barton |  CoChair:  Vilma Gayoso-Haro

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G14 Social impact assessment

    This session explores topics relevant to current and evolving Social Impact Assessment (SIA), including best practices and principles in SIA around the world, analysis of differential effects, alignment with the principles of UNDRIP, the evolution of public involvement as a key component, and ex-ante analysis to adaptive management.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Achieving more meaningful public participation practice in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 162

    Lead Chair: Timothy J.   Pierson-Smith

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G12 Public participation

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

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Advancing impact assessment: Opportunities, methods, and tools

     

    Session Proposal ID 98

    Lead Chair: Thomas  Gunton

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    This session explores opportunities to advance impact assessment processes with respect to assessing impacts to Indigenous communities and protecting Indigenous interests, revising and improving economic impact assessment methods, better supporting public interest determinations, and addressing distributional inequities.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Advancing legislative provisions for socio-economic assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 118

    Lead Chair: Roxanne  Scott |  CoChair:  Linda Havers

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G9 Regulation and governance

    Legislative provisions for socio-economic assessment are evolving in various countries. This session will explore the state of play of provisions within impact assessment legislation and policy frameworks, as well as priority actions and processes to support legislative advancement, drawing on country specific examples.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • AFF Section`s past, present, and future to reboot for enhanced application

     

    Session Proposal ID 124

    Lead Chair: Patrick  Duffy |  CoChair:  Ann Pacey

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G1 Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries

    This theme forum will review progress on the application of ESIA to Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries with a view to expanding the initiative launched 17 years ago. Success stories, gaps, and short comings will be featured to remove barriers to a wider application of the ESIA model.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Application of the Zone of Influence concept in impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 93

    Lead Chair: Mike  Setterington |  CoChair:  Kerman Bajina

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G17 Impact assessment,

    Zone of Influence (ZOI) studies assess the indirect impacts of development on wildlife populations. However, the methods, estimates, and mechanisms proposed for ZOIs are inconsistent and ambiguous, which undermines confidence if ZOIs are used to inform decision-making. Should ZOIs be used as a standard metric for Impact Assessments?

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Are we positive? Is IA prepared to implement positive effects requirements?

     

    Session Proposal ID 120

    Lead Chair: Mark  Shrimpton |  CoChair:  Keith Storey

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    Canadian impact assessment legislation now includes a requirement that positive effects be assessed. These panel presentations and associated discussion will consider the implications of this change for the conceptualization, practice, and implementation of impact assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Asian S3EA: Strategic, spatial, and sustainable EA

     

    Session Proposal ID 23

    Lead Chair: kiichiro  hayashi |  CoChair:  Jong-Gwan Jung

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G13 Strategic impact assessment

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

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Best practice of integrating GHG emissions into project assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 4

    Lead Chair: Meinhard  Doelle

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G5 Climate change

    This session considers best practice in jurisdictions around the world who have real life experience with the integration of GHG emissions into project level assessments. The focus is on the consideration of GHG emissions in triggering, scoping, decision making and post approval follow-up.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Best practice principles for the independence of impact assessment reviewers

     

    Session Proposal ID 33

    Lead Chair: Rob  Verheem |  CoChair:  Eddie Smyth

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    This session will discuss a first draft Best Practice Principles publication on the independence of impact assessment reviewers. The session builds on the results of a session at IAIA21 at which it was concluded that lack of independence in IA is a serious issue in IA practice worldwide.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Best practices governance principles for EsIA compliance and enforcement

     

    Session Proposal ID 81

    Lead Chair: Cheryl  Wasserman

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G9 Regulation and governance

    Through facilitated discussion and small groups this workshop will help to perfect IAIA’s Best Practices Draft Document: “Good governance principles and best practices to efficiently and effectively secure compliance with and enforcement in EsIA” informed by review of related papers, discussion summaries from past Conferences, webi

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Best practices in interpretation and implementation of the UNDRIP

     

    Session Proposal ID 57

    Lead Chair: Patricia  Brady

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G11 Indigenous peoples

    Participants will hear various approaches, principles, challenges and best practices in implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Beyond consent: Embedding Indigenous decision making in extractive projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 102

    Lead Chair: Christine  Crispin |  CoChair:  Andy Symington

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

    Conference Topic: T5 Meaningful consultation: Advancing Indigenous governance and participation

    Indigenous self-determination requires not only consent to a project but that communities define its parameters and participate in operational decision making. This panel discusses partnerships between Indigenous communities and extractive companies, co-management and operationalization, beyond FPIC, of true self-determination.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Building confidence in EA through good evidence and practitioner integrity

     

    Session Proposal ID 61

    Lead Chair: George  Hegmann

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

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    This Panel-based Session focuses on how building confidence in project environmental assessment can happen between consulting practitioners and other assessment participants. Here, confidence is of evidence (in provided information), of trust (in those who prepare that information), and of outcomes (from open inclusive engagement).

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Building confidence in IA results by using participatory approaches

     

    Session Proposal ID 142

    Lead Chair: Victoria   Griffiths |  CoChair:  Michael Riddell

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T6 Supporting human and community well-being through effective participation

    Putting local people at the centre of an evaluation by using participatory approaches will not only improve the quality of an impact assessment but will increase confidence in the its results. This session aims to explore how novel participatory approaches are used in practice, drawing on experiences, insight and hindsight.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Closure planning: The value of public and Indigenous voices

     

    Session Proposal ID 139

    Lead Chair: Melissa  Pink |  CoChair:  Marie-Christine Beliar

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T6 Supporting human and community well-being through effective participation

    Discuss what closure planning looks like or could look like in your country/community/back yard. Is closure planning still focused on physical and chemical stability, or is it starting to look beyond, at potential socio-economic outcomes, and improving those outcomes? Share stories that look at what life could be like after mining.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Compliance and enforcement of impact assessment decisions

     

    Session Proposal ID 165

    Lead Chair: Julie  Chace

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    It’s now common for rigorous impact assessments to establish legally-binding measures to avoid or mitigate adverse effects. This session will discuss the experience of different jurisdictions in establishing legally-binding, clear, measurable and enforceable requirements as part of impact assessment decisions, including how jurisdictions undertake compliance activities and enforcement actions.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Confidence building through engagement in alternative assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 136

    Lead Chair: Kathrin  Kunzmann |  CoChair:  Lisa DeSandoli

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G10 Community engagement

    Alternative assessments seek to bring environmental and human considerations together at the early stage of project planning. They can also be a great way for facilitating early engagement. What are best practice examples for different approaches to successfully engage community members and build confidence in these assessments?

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Confidence in policies and public involvement: Moving targets?

     

    Session Proposal ID 89

    Lead Chair: Aaron  Goldschmidt

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    Whether intentional or not, IA has been pulled from a third-party, unbiased, science- and community-based practice to a politicized “hot button,” resulting in a whiplash effect ranging from implementation of requirements to confidence in the process. Case studies requested to share shifting EIA guidance and confidence effects..

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Cultural and natural heritage as critical components of SEA

     

    Session Proposal ID 40

    Lead Chair: Christopher  Polglase

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T2 Regional and strategic impact assessments: Moving from theory to practice and filling the data gap

    It is time to assess the value of SEA for heritage, the importance of heritage as a component of SEA, and to identify best practice for integrating cultural and natural heritage into SEA with an eye to increased effectiveness. This session also intends to include the integration of World Heritage into SEA, a growing challenge to UNESCO, States Parties, and World Heritage Managers.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Digital EIA initiatives for responsive environmental and social governance

     

    Session Proposal ID 155

    Lead Chair: Try  Thy |  CoChair:  Ratana Pen

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G18 Emerging technologies

    How can digital tools leverage EIA information to make environmental governance more transparent, accountable and inclusive? This session will delve into innovative projects helping countries in the Lower Mekong to prevent environmental degradation, empower citizens, improve public participation and keep the government accountable.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • EA Follow-up: Exploring its role as a confidence building exercise

     

    Session Proposal ID 51

    Lead Chair: Urmila  Jha-Thakur |  CoChair:  Ritu Paliwal

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

    Conference Topic: G19 Capacity building in impact assessment

    This session will explore Environmental Assessment follow-up case studies from around the world to review the extent to which they are helping in confidence building within and for Impact Assessment (IA). In doing so, the case studies will be compared against the recently updated best practice principles of IA follow-up.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Engaging IAIA22 delegates: If I could say just 1 thing about IA confidence

     

    Session Proposal ID 105

    Lead Chair: Angus  Morrison-Saunders

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

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    If you could say just 1 thing about impact assessment… (related to Confidence in IA: policies, partnerships and public involvement) what would that be? A random selection of conference delegates will be asked to share their reflections for 1-2 minutes each. It might be you!

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Ensuring meaningful community wellbeing outcomes of shared benefit programs

     

    Session Proposal ID 152

    Lead Chair: Jessica  Anagnostaras |  CoChair:  Dr Sheridan Coakes

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T6 Supporting human and community well-being through effective participation

    To explore the meaningfulness and efficacy of shared benefit and community investment programs implemented by proponents of development projects, in bringing about improvements to human wellbeing and social sustainability. Consideration of multisector and international case studies to explore commonalities and learnings of projects.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Environment + social impacts of nature conservancy and climate initiatives

     

    Session Proposal ID 112

    Lead Chair: Miguel  Coutinho |  CoChair:  Boris Schinke Gabriela Factor

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T3 Partnerships in unlikely places: How new relationships are transforming projects

    Emerging innovative financing instruments, partnerships and initiatives for nature conservancy and climate can create unwanted environmental, social and human rights impacts. The session discusses findings of IA and due diligence process for nature conservancy, interactive discussion on opportunities,challenges, and actions needed.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • ESG's importance in building confidence in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 87

    Lead Chair: Francois Landry  Kim Swanzey

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

    Conference Topic: G14 Social impact assessment

    The panel discussion will highlight regulatory requirements, ESG performance standards, effective planning, reporting and engagement in a Post-COVID world. The session will focus primarily on impact assessment and ESG reporting in the extractive sectors and will make linkages to the Low Carbon Economy Transition, Sustainability.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • First experiences with Canada’s 2019 Impact Assessment Act

     

    Session Proposal ID 153

    Lead Chair: Christian  Reuten

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    Few projects have entered the new assessment process under Canada’s 2019 Impact Assessment Act, which particularly emphasizes the rights of Indigenous peoples and climate change. Presenters will share first project experiences under the new act with a focus on challenges, lessons learnt, and recommendations.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • From data and information to knowledge and wisdom in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 161

    Lead Chair: Kieran  Massie |  CoChair:  Ana Andrews

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G14 Social impact assessment

    We will examine the challenges of relying on secondary data to inform impact assessments and the need for qualitative insights; meaningful relationships with host communities and recognition of local knowledge to support meaningful decisions in Project development.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Game-changer: Social performance and community health & safety in Anglo American

     

    Session Proposal ID 134

    Lead Chair: Tricia   Wilhelm

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G8 Corporate stewardship and risk management

    Anglo American’s publicly available social performance standards - The Social Way – were recently updated. We will present a retrospective of our social performance journey, internal learning and development efforts, and how we are changing the game in critical areas such as Community Health and Land Access, Displacement and Resettl

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Gender impact assessment (GIA) with an inclusive perspective

     

    Session Proposal ID 74

    Lead Chair: Lena   Levin |  CoChair:  Charlotta Faith-Ell

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G14 Social impact assessment

    The perspective on gender as ground of inequality in land use and transport planning has been criticised for missing the social diversity within gender. Other categories (class, age, disability) play a crucial role in transport needs and barriers. This session focus on an inclusive perspective which advances understanding of gender.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Gender lens refocused: A deeper look at inclusion in impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 117

    Lead Chair: Sarah  Zoen |  CoChair:  Anya Knechtel

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G10 Community engagement

    While gender equality is a critical component of IA, implementing gender analysis is often considered a complex undertaking. To overcome this challenge, Oxfam leads in developing effective methodologies for applying an intersectional gender lens in community-based HRIA. This session gives partners the floor to share experiences.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Handbook of Cumulative Impact Assessment: Highlights and insights from contributing authors

     

    Session Proposal ID 12

    Lead Chair: Jill  Blakley |  CoChair:  Daniel Franks

    Session Format: Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G16 Cumulative affects assessment

    This session features pecha kucha style presentations from various contributors to the Handbook of Cumulative Impact Assessment, released in 2021. The Handbook is a collection of essays from well-regarded practitioners and thought-leaders internationally who are grappling with the challenges and opportunities of cumulative impact assessment today. Insights and highlights from the book are shared with the audience.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Health and safety is our everyday: Outcomes of community-led Indigenous HIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 47

    Lead Chair: Janis  Shandro |  CoChair:  Chris Apps

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T6 Supporting human and community well-being through effective participation

    This session will present the work Kitselas First Nation has accomplished as part of community-led HIA. Evidence on how identifying health risks and impacts can: influence positive outcomes; improve understanding between proponents and communities, and; strengthen relationships will be provided. Kitselas has over 20 industrial projects affecting its People.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Health impact assessment: Key topics and new direction for inclusion in handbook

     

    Session Proposal ID 106

    Lead Chair: francesca  viliani

    Session Format: World Café  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: T6 Supporting human and community well-being through effective participation

    The editors of a handbook on HIA will set out, and invite comment on, the outline for the handbook itself. Through the discussion and audience interaction we will scrutinise what key topics and new directions should be included to ensure that the handbook remains relevant for the next 10-20 years

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Health impact assessment: Research, policy, and application

     

    Session Proposal ID 128

    Lead Chair: Sally  Western |  CoChair:  Dawn Hoogeveen

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G15 Health impact assessment

    Advancements in research, policy, and practice have driven significant innovation in the incorporation of health impact assessment in environmental impact assessments. This session explores how health and wellness can be better integrated into impact assessment, from the local and community level up to Crown regulatory spaces.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • IA approaches and methods

     

    Session Proposal ID 177

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: 

    This session will present various perspectives on how IA is carried out, from broad experience with the implementation of IA to methods for assessing specific technical issues.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • IAIA21 Test Session

     

    Session Proposal ID 175

    Lead Chair: Jen  Howell

    Session Format: Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G2 Earth resources extraction and processing

    IAIA21 Test Session Summary Statement

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment and the blue economy: EIA in the high seas—A new frontier

     

    Session Proposal ID 154

    Lead Chair: Patience  Whitten

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G9 Regulation and governance

    This session examines the use of EIA in the “high seas” as currently proposed in UN language updating the UNCLOS treaty. The session will consider opportunities for collaboration and improved decision-making amongst key stakeholders in the “Blue Economy.” Strategic Environmental Assessments, emphasized under the proposed treaty lang

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment innovations in Western and Northern Canada

     

    Session Proposal ID 91

    Lead Chair: Matt  Hammond |  CoChair:  Randy Krichbaum

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G9 Regulation and governance

    This session shares creative innovations to address known problems in impact assessment, with examples from Western & Northern Canada. This region includes progressive impact assessment laws, methods, collaborative processes, and assessment tools.  Come explore exciting new approaches! Hosted by the Western & Northern Canada Affiliate of IAIA.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment: Fostering partnerships for green resilient development

     

    Session Proposal ID 119

    Lead Chair: Mokshana  Wijeyeratne |  CoChair:  Neha Vyas

    Session Format: Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T3 Partnerships in unlikely places: How new relationships are transforming projects

    What kind of possibilities open-up when IA is used for promoting green and resilient development? What role do partnerships have in this? The session will bring together global experience that highlights success stories, lessons learnt and will make recommendations for promoting stronger partnerships that make IAs more effective.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact assessment: Tool for promoting conservation or delaying destruction

     

    Session Proposal ID 101

    Lead Chair: Anupam  Joshi |  CoChair:  Joy Agene

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G9 Regulation and governance

    Have IAs served their intended purpose? What can countries developing IA guidelines learn from global experiences? Panelists will discuss the successes and limitations of impact assessments, identify key challenges and make specific recommendations for making IAs more effective.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Impact of development on Indigenous community-conserved areas

     

    Session Proposal ID 16

    Lead Chair: Lisa  Pourlak |  CoChair:  Julian Inglis

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G11 Indigenous peoples

    This session will focus on definition and criteria for identification, as well as sample ICCAs affected by development projects. There will be discussions on prevention and mitigation measures and potential of ICCAs in nature conservation and restoration, as well as building resilience to Climate Change effects.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Implementation of local content programs: From policies to results

     

    Session Proposal ID 135

    Lead Chair: Jeanne  Ellis |  CoChair:  Jeff Geipel

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G8 Corporate stewardship and risk management

    This session will identify and explain different local content policies globally, discuss how to address them during the ESIA process, identify the public, private and civil society roles, and give examples of local content development programming, including programs that focus on indigenous suppliers and workers.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Including nature-based solutions in project design and impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 109

    Lead Chair: Stephen   Edwards

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: S1 Special to IAIA

    This Session will discuss and clarify what are Nature-based Solutions, including a framework to design, implement and scale up NbS actions (the IUCN Global Standard for NbS), it will review cases where NbS is being used around the globe, and discuss how to integrate NbS clearly into policy and impact assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Increasing IA transparency though open science and data

     

    Session Proposal ID 82

    Lead Chair: Jessica  Coulson |  CoChair:  John Clarke

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G17 Impact assessment,

    "Big Data" and "Open Data" converge in Impact Assessment. This session will share lessons from the Government of Canada's experiences making cumulative effects information, publicly open and accessible.  It is also an opportunity to learn from other jurisdictions, including Indigenous organizations, to make science and data accessible.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Indigenous and stakeholder involvement in post-decision activities

     

    Session Proposal ID 110

    Lead Chair: Philip  Seeto

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T3 Partnerships in unlikely places: How new relationships are transforming projects

    Building public trust in IA requires involvement of Indigenous peoples and stakeholders following a decision. To accomplish this we require approaches that consider funding needs, legal limitations, policy approaches and creativity. Help us dive into a discussion on best practices for achieving these goals.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Indigenous knowledge in impact assessment: International case studies

     

    Session Proposal ID 59

    Lead Chair: Rachel   Olson |  CoChair:  Michel Bérubé

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T4 Indigenous knowledge, local knowledge, and Western science/emerging technologies

    Impact assessment legislation and policy around the world is increasingly incorporating expanded requirements related to Indigenous Knowledge (IK). This session will provide an opportunity to share best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities related to the braiding of IK and western science through case studies.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Indigenous-led approaches to Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 95

    Lead Chair: Leslie  Beckmann |  CoChair:  Syetáxtn (Chris) (Lewis)

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T5 Meaningful consultation: Advancing Indigenous governance and participation

    Indigenous-led impact assessments: elevating cultural and place-based values. Leaders from Indigenous communities in BC who are developing their own IA processes will discuss why indigenous-led IA matters, how it differs from conventional IA, and some of the challenges involved.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Insights on land issues from World Bank Inspection Panel cases

     

    Session Proposal ID 36

    Lead Chair: Mark  Goldsmith

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G9 Regulation and governance

    Land plays a vital role in economic growth for billions, but many fear losing their land due to insecure tenure. Understanding of these tensions is increasing and policies continue to evolve. This session provides insights from World Bank Inspection Panel cases with a focus on land management and administration, as well as social and environmental dimensions.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Integrating intangible and spiritual values in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 156

    Lead Chair: Angeles  Mendoza Sammet |  CoChair:  Eric Gagnon

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T4 Indigenous knowledge, local knowledge, and Western science/emerging technologies

    In this session we will explore practices, tools and ideas to assess impacts on intangible values and to mitigate impacts on them. Protecting the cultural rights of communities and addressing the loss of cultural diversity are some reasons to improve the assessment of impacts on intangible and spiritual values.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Leadership in IA is strategic for increased confidence

     

    Session Proposal ID 71

    Lead Chair: Ross  Marshall |  CoChair:  Maria Partidario

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T3 Partnerships in unlikely places: How new relationships are transforming projects

    The key to all successful IA partnerships is Trust. Strong IA leaders build confidence, trust and cooperation through their external and internal stakeholder networks. We will examine how IA professionals harness their leadership skills to bring forward sustainable solutions. IA leadership extends IA process into tangible project

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Mandatory human rights due diligence: New policies for impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 133

    Lead Chair: Irit  Tamir

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G9 Regulation and governance

    The rise in mandatory human rights due diligence laws has clear implications for the role of human rights impact assessment in meeting these new requirements. This session will discuss the various laws in place and those being proposed in various jurisdictions.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Manito Aki Inakonigaawin and the Harmonized Impact Assessment Model

     

    Session Proposal ID 62

    Lead Chair: George  Kakeway

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G11 Indigenous peoples

    This session invites participants to learn about the Manito Aki Inakonigaawin and its implementation in the Anishinaabeg Nations of Treaty #3. Participants will examine how the Harmonized Impact Assessment model successfully integrates western science with Anishinaabe knowledge and stewardship practices.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Meaningful participation: Defining this key to IA success and confidence

     

    Session Proposal ID 77

    Lead Chair: Janet  Blackadar

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

    Conference Topic: G12 Public participation

    This panel discussion aims to explore what constitutes meaningful participation and how it can contribute to a successful IA outcome. We will explore how our understanding of meaningful participation may evolve with different project types, locations and regulatory drivers.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Measurement, methods, and meaning in psychosocial impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 103

    Lead Chair: Sérgio  Moreira |  CoChair:  Helen Ross

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G14 Social impact assessment

    PSIA is crucial to understanding how communities can prepare for, respond to, and recover from development-induced impacts. To address persistent reluctance on PSIA in IA practice, we explore the meaning of psychosocial impacts and the range of methods available for assessing them, complementing a companion session on PSIA theory.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Meet the editor

     

    Session Proposal ID 129

    Lead Chair: TBC 

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: S1 Special to IAIA

    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

     

  • Modern approaches to assess and regulate energy infrastructure projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 37

    Lead Chair: Genevieve  Carr

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    This session will explore innovations in assessment and regulation of energy infrastructure projects, in the context of expectations and commitments to strengthen and broaden oversight of projects, and in a world that is moving toward a low-carbon future and emerging energy sources.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • More collaboration...better results

     

    Session Proposal ID 144

    Lead Chair: Patrícia  Rodrigues

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T3 Partnerships in unlikely places: How new relationships are transforming projects

    Collaboration has become more and more the way to achieve better results. Having as common interest overcoming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services challenges, we pretend to attract presenters who are willing to inspire, by sharing their experiences where a meaningful collaboration made the difference in Environmental Assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Nature positive: Reaching a global goal for nature

     

    Session Proposal ID 76

    Lead Chair: Rachel  Asante-Owusu

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G3 Biodiversity and ecology

    What role environmental and strategic impact assessment (ESIA) can play, to help define and achieve Global Nature Positive goals. How can EIA processes and practitioners be harnessed to help decision-makers and other societal groups to implement projects that meet numerous broader goals including Nature positive targets.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • New models of IA and climate change law worldwide

     

    Session Proposal ID 126

    Lead Chair: Susan   George

    Session Format: Theme forum – Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G9 Regulation and governance

    Session Summary: Eight presenters from different parts of the world, in two consecutive Forums, will discuss will discuss elements of model IA law, including more effective application of SEA and CEA in climate change mitigation and application, and improvement of public participation processes.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Online IA processes for sustainable development: Building relationship and collaboration

     

    Session Proposal ID 5

    Lead Chair: Galina  Williams

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T3 Partnerships in unlikely places: How new relationships are transforming projects

    The purpose of this session is to explore the effectiveness of online IA processes with a particular focus on relationships and collaborations between stakeholders. This will include implementing, teaching and training of IA. While the IAIA’s own Foundations of IA training course was developed as an online offering, the Covid lockdown measures forced a move to online teaching in universities. Similarly, following the move to electronic reports in the past two decades rather than paper-based, increasingly online platforms are being developed by regulators to host all IA material for a given jurisdiction in one central location. These sites are intended to enable all stakeholders to access the material on IA procedures and projects undergoing assessment. In theory, then, they enable relationship building and collaboration to occur, but it remains to be seen how effective these new ways of conducting IA are in practice. This session will invite papers on any aspect of IA now being carried out online, seeking the reflections of practitioners on the sustainability implications of this move.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Operationalizing tiering: Linking SEA and EIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 75

    Lead Chair: Heikki  Kalle |  CoChair:  Jos Arts

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T2 Regional and strategic impact assessments: Moving from theory to practice and filling the data gap

    In this session we will discuss the notion of tiering in IA and planning, the various dimensions related to tiering and good practices in tiering, how to make it happen. How tiering contributes to the overall confidence in planning/IA systems.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Participation in impact assessment strengthens communities

     

    Session Proposal ID 60

    Lead Chair: Victoria   Márquez Mees

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G11 Indigenous peoples

    Participatory impact assessment processes are a key ingredient of sustainable and viable projects, but their importance is even higher when indigenous communities are involved.. This interactive panel will showcase the most prominent cases handled by independent accountability mechanisms in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Perception of impact assessment by young practitioners

     

    Session Proposal ID 79

    Lead Chair: Mario  Mesarić

    Session Format: Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: S1 Special to IAIA

    How is the impact assessment perceived by the younger generation of environmental professionals and experts? To what degree does it meet their expectations and career aspirations? Through an interactive fishbowl concept session participants will get the opportunity to tell their experience and offer new a perspective on IA!

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Planning early for next generation IA: Lessons from BC, Canada, and beyond

     

    Session Proposal ID 122

    Lead Chair: Anna  Johnston |  CoChair:  John Sinclair

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    We know that early initiation and planning of impact assessment can lead to better results and greater buy-in, but how? This session explores best practice in early planning, and experience to date from Canada and beyond.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Planning for a greener future? The role of impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 107

    Lead Chair: Peter   Nelson

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

    Conference Topic: G13 Strategic impact assessment

    Make your voice heard in this Interactive Global SEA on the future of the Human Species - and in the process discover the question which led to the answer '42' in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Join this scintillating panel discussion by leading IAIA members on the role of SEA at a Global level and its impact on decision-making.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS ONLY: Advancements in IA practice: New and evolving methods for IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 168

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: 

    This topic is only for presentations that will be pre-recorded and posted on the online platform.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS ONLY: Bridging the gap between the theory and practice of IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 174

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: 

    This topic is only for presentations that will be pre-recorded and posted on the online platform.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS ONLY: Legislation, regulation, and policy for IA: New developments

     

    Session Proposal ID 173

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: 

    This topic is only for presentations that will be pre-recorded and posted on the online platform.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS ONLY: Public and community involvement in IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 170

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: 

    This topic is only for presentations that will be pre-recorded and posted on the online platform.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS ONLY: The role of IA in achieving sustainable development

     

    Session Proposal ID 172

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: 

    This topic is only for presentations that will be pre-recorded and posted on the online platform.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS ONLY: The role of IA in addressing regional and global-scale issues

     

    Session Proposal ID 171

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: 

    This topic is only for presentations that will be pre-recorded and posted on the online platform.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS ONLY: The role of Indigenous peoples, knowledge, culture, and governance systems in IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 169

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: 

    This topic is only for presentations that will be pre-recorded and posted on the online platform.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • PRE-RECORDED: Why does stakeholder engagement matter for impact assessments in LAC?

     

    Session Proposal ID 48

    Lead Chair: Eva   Heiss |  CoChair:  Esteban Tovar

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G10 Community engagement

    Stakeholder engagement? Yes, please! This session looks into the many reasons why engaging stakeholders is key to sustainable project outcomes. In a dynamic Panel we will share perspectives of the financier and the independent accountability office, hoping to shed light on challenges and opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Public participation during COVID-19 in the environmental impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 66

    Lead Chair: Renato  Calmet

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G12 Public participation

    The pandemic caused by COVID-19 means a challenge for the actors involved in the process of evaluating environmental impact studies that seeks to guarantee the right to effective, inclusive, transparent, accessible and timely citizen participation.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Regional assessments: Objectives, approaches, and lessons from practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 54

    Lead Chair: Steve  Bonnell

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T2 Regional and strategic impact assessments: Moving from theory to practice and filling the data gap

    Explores the various objectives, approaches, outcomes and uses of regional assessments, including experiences and lessons from recent practice.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Safeguarding Indigenous coastal communities and marine environments

     

    Session Proposal ID 63

    Lead Chair: Laura   Jokinen |  CoChair:  Christa Meuter

    Session Format: Caravan  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: T4 Indigenous knowledge, local knowledge, and Western science/emerging technologies

    Come with us on a journey to discover how one coastal First Nation in British Columbia has implemented innovative approaches to identify, assess and manage environmental, social and health risks related to on-going industrial development, tourism and recreation in their territory.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Sharing steps to improve IA by using stronger argument and reasoning

     

    Session Proposal ID 145

    Lead Chair: Glenn  Brown

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G19 Capacity building in impact assessment

    A panel of people from different sectors will share their experiences in adopting two sets of tools to present stronger argument and clearer communication, and thus improve the quality of their IA documents. They’ll discuss benefits and challenges to their assessment processes internally, with partners, and with the public.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • SIA’s role in enhancing participation for DRR in recovery and development

     

    Session Proposal ID 72

    Lead Chair: Angelo Jonas  Imperiale

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G14 Social impact assessment

    The COVID19 crisis and climate-related disasters made engaging and empowering local communities’ resilience for disaster risk reduction (DRR) more urgent than ever. This session welcomes good practice examples of and reflections on using SIA to integrate DRR and community resilience-building strategies into recovery and development.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Socio-economic and environmental assessments for modernized land use plans

     

    Session Proposal ID 67

    Lead Chair: Samuel  Lee |  CoChair:  Kelly Sims

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    This panel will reflect the different practical, partnership, theoretical, socio-cultural, and applied views in undertaking socio-economic and environmental assessments (SEEAs) in the modern BC context of land use planning. Be prepared for a lively discussion on the gaps, hopes and challenges facing those undertaking SEEAs in BC.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • State-Indigenous processes that advance FPIC requirements under UNDRIP

     

    Session Proposal ID 141

    Lead Chair: Angel  Ransom |  CoChair:  Trefor Smith

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T4 Indigenous knowledge, local knowledge, and Western science/emerging technologies

    This session will explore the challenges and opportunities of emerging IA processes that seek to redesign and/or repurpose existing IA processes for the purpose of reconciling the rights and interests of Indigenous peoples and states in respect to proposed major projects.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Status of IAIA's Climate Change Action Plan and next steps in 2022

     

    Session Proposal ID 114

    Lead Chair: Weston  Fisher

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: G5 Climate change

    This roundtable will use the “IAIA Climate Change Action Plan Status Report and Next Steps 2022” to discuss accomplishments to date, and suggested practical next steps for the period May 2022 – April 2023. It will also include a discussion of the relationship of the Climate Change Section to the Theme of the Vancouver '22 Conference

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Streamlining EIA with pre-emptive “early” engagement: Does it work?

     

    Session Proposal ID 123

    Lead Chair: Malcolm   Smith |  CoChair:  J.Charlie Palmer

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

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    This session topic will offer value to practitioners and proponents in exploring the benefits of formal pre-emptive engagement versus allowing these approaches to be conducted voluntarily. The session will provide information that can be used to improve early engagement regardless of the jurisdictional requirements.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • The 1996 SEA Effectiveness Study: A 25 year benchmark for review of progress

     

    Session Proposal ID 32

    Lead Chair: Barry  Sadler

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

    Conference Topic: T2 Regional and strategic impact assessments: Moving from theory to practice and filling the data gap

    The 1996 SEA Effectiveness Study provides a 25-year benchmark against which to review progress in this field. This theme forum will explore through an interactive process how SEA has changed and if its effectiveness has improved, where process and practice still fall short, and what steps can be taken to move forward, particularly on regional and strategic assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • The 50th anniversary of NEPA: Lessons learned and future challenges

     

    Session Proposal ID 50

    Lead Chair: Michael  Smith

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T1 The role of legislation and policy in building confidence in impact assessment

    This session will be part celebration of the world's first environmental impact assessment law, and part critical examination of the National Environmental Policy Act's (NEPA) 50-year history, accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities for the future.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • The COVID pandemic, disasters, conflict, impact assessment, and beyond

     

    Session Proposal ID 111

    Lead Chair: Charles  Kelly

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G7 Natural disasters and conflict

    COVID has affected the policy, practice and the lives of those doing, and the focus of, impact assessment. The session will include papers on all aspects of how the pandemic has affected impact assessment, from the personal to practice and policies. Papers on other disasters and conflicts are also welcome.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • The Intersection of ESG, sustainability, and IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 176

    Lead Chair: TBC 

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: 

    This session will explore the interface between the consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainability issues and the practice of Impact Assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • The strategic role of HIA for climate crisis and pandemics

     

    Session Proposal ID 97

    Lead Chair: Genandrialine  Peralta |  CoChair:  Francesco Mazzei

    Session Format: Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: G5 Climate change

    This lively fishbowl session will prompt important discussions related to the crucial and strategic role HIA can and will play in addressing the global climate change crisis and the emergence of pandemics such as COVID-19.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Theories and concepts to build confidence in psycho-social impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 127

    Lead Chair: Jeffrey   Jacquet |  CoChair:  William Rifkin

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G19 Capacity building in impact assessment

    Gain a better understanding of the concepts, theories and terminologies employed in Psycho-Social Impact Assessment through academic case-studies and real-world PSIAs.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Towards a consensus in wind energy decision-making under uncertainty

     

    Session Proposal ID 86

    Lead Chair: Helena  Coelho |  CoChair:  Miguel Mascarenhas

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T2 Regional and strategic impact assessments: Moving from theory to practice and filling the data gap

    A wind project in a critical site is proposed. Regulators, Authorities and Consultants together. A decision must be made: approval or rejection. Conflict will arise. By joining the session in a board game-like experience participants will help to increase decision with informed/accurate data in a close-to-real-case-scenario

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Trauma-informed impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 7

    Lead Chair: Somia  Sadiq |  CoChair:  Desiree Theriault

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: T5 Meaningful consultation: Advancing Indigenous governance and participation

    This dynamic workshop invites participants into a conversation on trauma and what it means to be trauma-informed in our work as Impact Assessment professionals. Participants will gain an understanding of the impacts of trauma, why Impact Assessment professionals should be trauma-informed, and guidance on incorporating trauma-informed principles into everyday interactions.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Unusual bed fellows: Thinking of a hybrid impact assessment 

     

    Session Proposal ID 96

    Lead Chair: Caroline  Brodeur

    Session Format: Solution room  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T3 Partnerships in unlikely places: How new relationships are transforming projects

    Company-commissioned and community-based HRIAs face criticism but in different areas. Companies often have limited rights holder engagement and communities led processes can result in limited changes, if the companies do not embrace the findings. Participants will think about the conditions needed to develop this approach.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • What’s hot in social impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 25

    Lead Chair: Frank  Vanclay |  CoChair:  Ana Maria Esteves

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G14 Social impact assessment

    Invited SIA identities will give 5 minute pitches about what they think are current or upcoming hot topics. These commentators are contributors to the “International Handbook on Social Impact Assessment” (being published by Edward Elgar). This will be followed by facilitated audience discussion around what is or will be hot.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve

     

  • Working with Indigenous community to create confidence in projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 163

    Lead Chair: Margaret  Scott |  CoChair:  Geetha Ramesh

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G11 Indigenous peoples

    This session aims to bring BC Indigenous Nation leaders and IA practitioners together to compare and contrast approaches to improving project design development through involving Indigenous Nations as part of the development team or supporting independent impact assessments.

     

    Acceptance Status: approve