IAIA22 Session Submissions

Following is a list of IAIA22 Annual Conference Sessions which have been submitted.

  • Ports -delivering the needs of stakeholders in the energy transition

     

    Session Proposal ID 42

    Lead Chair: DR Nigel  Wright

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    Ports and harbours are the gateway to international transport and trade. Ports are also energy hubs underpinning energy development in near and offshore locations a as transition from oil and gas to new low carbon forms of energy. Today ,renewable energy from offshore wind is proving to be an vital energy source in decarbonisation while floating wind open up further opportunities in deep-water areas. The development of hydrogen from wind presents further opportunities to supply low cost, transportable energy which can be stored in ports. Ports are needed to install, support and maintain these facilities, provide grid connections and energy storage plus PV energy gathering. Port innovation hubs are becoming the epicentre for new technology development and synergies, developing new employment, skills and training development for new generations Ports are located at the dynamic transition zone between marine and terrestrial ecosystems and have responsibilities for stewardship of eco resources and sustainability goals of the stakeholders and communities they serve. Ports have to strike careful balance between the risks and sustainability expectations of a diverse array of interested parties which requires engagement and long-term partnerships especially where strategic investment in infrastructure is required Air quality impacts from coastal and port industries impact human well being , safety, and the long-term health of people . Green Port enable key sustainability goals through digital EIA , risk assessment and live “big data analytics” monitoring processes, exploiting partnerships in the latest suite of DIGITAL technologies data analytics and satellite data. Recent experience shows that International finance organisations recognise the value of green ports as key investment credentials Partnerships between port, city, airport and renewable energy developers can provide powerful synergies to leverage decarbonisation of transport, long term wellbeing of people and a sustainable future

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • (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

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Aashukan Declaration: 5 years on

     

    Session Proposal ID 92

    Lead Chair: Martin  Haefele |  CoChair:  Tumanako Fa'aui

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

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

    IAIA22 marks the 5 year anniversary of the Aashukan Declaration, outlining principles to follow when working with indigenous peoples. This session aims to take stock of the developments that have been made since Aashukan, 2017, and explore what the future holds for the Aashukan Declaration and working with indigenous peoples.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: Theme forum – Panel discussion  |  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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Assessing the effectiveness of ESIA frameworks in Mining

     

    Session Proposal ID 80

    Lead Chair: Jenifer   Hill |  CoChair:  Clémence Naré

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

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

    The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) will discuss along with key ESIA partner organizations and government representatives, lessons learned from deploying a new mining ESIA diagnostic tool in various jurisdictions and how the tool is improving policies, educating, and building cap

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Best practices for public participation in the EIA process

     

    Session Proposal ID 13

    Lead Chair: Virginie  DEFROMONT

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G12 Public participation

    Identify and share best practices for public participation in the EIA process around the world: Is public participation provided for by national regulations? Is public participation associated with the EIA process? Is public participation reflected in the EIA study? Does the public have a real influence on the projects?

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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 operationalisation, beyond FPIC, of true self-determination.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Blended application of environmental assessment & industrial ecology tools

     

    Session Proposal ID 70

    Lead Chair: Ralf  Aschemann

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G17 Impact assessment,

    This workshop is pooling different EA tools, in particular EIA and SEA, and key tools in industrial ecology, namely life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA), in order to identify potential synergies between those tools and to learn how they could contribute to each other.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Building Confidence in EA Through Good Evidence and Practitioner Integrity

     

    Session Proposal ID 61

    Lead Chair: George  Hegmann

    Session Format: 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: pending

     

  • Can Impact Assessment contribute to Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods?

     

    Session Proposal ID 43

    Lead Chair: Thierry  Rodon |  CoChair:  Anne Merild Hansen

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G11 Indigenous peoples

    Some of the most complex project impacts on Indigenous livelihood are rarely considered. With this session we seek to highlight good practices and lessons learned from the field. We invite papers by IA practitioners, project proponents and IO's and NGO's and Indigenous Peoples on the topic.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Communicating under Covid: reflections on the Canadian IA experience

     

    Session Proposal ID 94

    Lead Chair: Ian  Stewart |  CoChair:  Peter Croal

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

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

    Has Covid changed everything in IA? Scholars and practitioners will reflect on recent experiences in Canada regarding the changing landscape of communication in IA. Do the realities of virtual engagement change who gets to speak and who is listening, and how they do so? Q&A to follow panel presentations.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Community Engagement

     

    Session Proposal ID 99

    Lead Chair: Obinna  Oguh |  CoChair:  Ikechukwu Inoma

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    This session seeks to introduce sustainable methods to alleviate poverty by empowering local young girls and women, so that they can become independent and urgently request for better health services in terms of their reproductive health.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Development of EIA techniques for seabed mining from the Japan projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 38

    Lead Chair: Hiroyuki   Yamamoto |  CoChair:  Shinsuke Kawagucci

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G2 Earth resources extraction and processing

    In this session, we will introduce the current situation of seabed mining and the past decade products from the Japan projects on survey and monitoring for deep-sea, and discuss on the technical goal of marine environmental impact assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Ecological impacts of anthropogenic activities on the behavior of terrestrial mammals in tropical forests: dealing with transect avoidance in estimating animal density.

     

    Session Proposal ID 10

    Lead Chair: Gaius  ELENGA BOLUMBU ENTANGA |  CoChair:  Gaius ELENGA

    Session Format: Debate  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G3 Biodiversity and ecology

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • EIA follow-up to facilitate confidence in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 113

    Lead Chair: Theunis  Meyer

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

    Conference Topic: G9 Regulation and governance

    Confidence in impact assessment is key to the success thereof. To inspire and retain the confidence of all the parties in the process, meaningful collaboration between parties are needed, as provided by follow-up. This session will reflect on the effectiveness of EIA follow-up in contributing to continued confidence in EIA.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Encouraging participation through ethical data collection & digitalisation.

     

    Session Proposal ID 84

    Lead Chair: Debbie  Cousins |  CoChair:  Claire Penny

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G12 Public participation

    Application of ‘ethical’ ESG data collection principles are essential in the digital world. This session explores how to balance providing safe pathways to collect information protecting the privacy and safety of individuals, natural and cultural resources, whilst encouraging increased participation.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

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

     

    Session Proposal ID 105

    Lead Chair: Angus  Morrison-Saunders |  CoChair:  Jenny Pope

    Session Format: Theme forum – Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    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: pending

     

  • Environment + Social Impacts of Nature Conservancy and Climate Initiatives

     

    Session Proposal ID 112

    Lead Chair: Miguel  Coutinho |  CoChair:  Boris Schinke

    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: pending

     

  • Environmental Stewardship Initiative: A Model for Provincial and Indigenous

     

    Session Proposal ID 88

    Lead Chair: Mark  Graham

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

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

    The Environmental Stewardship Initiative is a partnership between the Province of British Columbia and First Nations communities providing high-quality, trusted environmental information while providing a model for stewardship collaboration. Work achieved within the ESI informs the BC Cumulative Effects Framework through consistent

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Environmental Stewardship Initiative: A Provincial & Indigenous Partnership

     

    Session Proposal ID 90

    Lead Chair: Mark   Graham

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

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

    The Environmental Stewardship Initiative is a partnership between the Province of British Columbia and First Nations providing high-quality, trusted environmental information. Work achieved within the ESI informs the BC Cumulative Effects Framework through consistent strategic and operational level linkages in resource management.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • ESG - the emerging paradigm.

     

    Session Proposal ID 8

    Lead Chair: John  Aronson

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G8 Corporate stewardship and risk management

    ESG and ESIA in the modern world.  Challenges, opportunities, and approaches.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Free, Prior & Informed Consent: Equator Principles and Impact Management

     

    Session Proposal ID 56

    Lead Chair: Chris  Anderson |  CoChair:  None

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

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

    Acorn International’s expert panel will explore how Free, Prior and Informed Consent processes are evolving around the world, in order to ask: how is the evolution of FPIC influencing stakeholder participation in impact assessment and management – is a new paradigm emerging for project-related social dialogue?

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Game-changer: Social Performance and Community Health & S 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Guidance for Including Cultural and Natural Heritage in SEA

     

    Session Proposal ID 121

    Lead Chair: Arlene   Fleming

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    Concerns about climate change and its effects increase the importance of SEA as essential for planning. Guidance is required for incorporating cultural and natural heritage as important elements in SEA. Workshop participants will review SEAs and SEA training to identify strategies for strengthening attention to heritage in SEA

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Health & 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: Closed

    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: pending

     

  • Health Impact Assessment: key topics and new direction for inclusion in han

     

    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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • IAIA22CANADA

     

    Session Proposal ID 3

    Lead Chair: GABRIEL SANTOS  LAUYA AVELINO

    Session Format: Debate  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

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

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact assessment for an integrated approach to sustainability

     

    Session Proposal ID 24

    Lead Chair: Viviana  Premazzi |  CoChair:  Carlotta Chimenti

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    What are the institutional and cultural factors that shape and influence the sustainability approach and performance of an organization? And how impact assessment can take them into consideration? The session aims at investigating and discussing the role that culture, education, and institutions can have in promoting an integrated approach to sustainability and how impact assessment can play a role in it.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment Method: Searching for an Approach for Multiple Regulators

     

    Session Proposal ID 53

    Lead Chair: Jim  Howell

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    Environmental assessments are required by various jurisdictions under different guidelines and terms of references. Is there a rigorous assessment method that, like an accordion, can be expanded or contracted to meet requirements for assessments of projects of different size and complexity?  

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Impact of Development on Indigenous Community-conserved Areas

     

    Session Proposal ID 16

    Lead Chair: Lisa  Pourlak |  CoChair:  Martin Haefele

    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: pending

     

  • 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: Invitation Only

    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: pending

     

  • Improving Confidence in an era of Planetary Crises

     

    Session Proposal ID 115

    Lead Chair: Nicholas  King

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

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

    We have entered an era of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) of which we have no experience and for which ‘BAU’ IA is ill-equipped in terms of understanding trends and long-term outcomes, let alone planning for them. A radical transformation framed around contribution assessment is required.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Indigenous & Stakeholder Involvement in Post-Decision Activities

     

    Session Proposal ID 110

    Lead Chair: Philip  Seeto |  CoChair:  N/A N/A

    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: pending

     

  • Indigenous Culture under the new Impact Assessment Processes in Canada

     

    Session Proposal ID 78

    Lead Chair: Jennifer  Campbell

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

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

    Indigenous involvement in the impact assessment processes in Canada is moving from contributing to assessments to leading them. This panel presents papers by impact assessment practitioners and Indigenous peoples involved in impact assessment, focusing on new approaches to incorporating Indigenous knowledge and culture.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Indigenous led impact assessment in Western Canada

     

    Session Proposal ID 132

    Lead Chair: Kevin  Hanna

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G11 Indigenous peoples

    This panel session explores the key components of Indigenous-led impact assessment (ILIA), including the various was Indigenous Nations/groups in Western Canada have implemented ILIA and the variable degrees of control over development achieved through ILIA.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Indigenous-led approaches to Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 95

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

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

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

    Elevating cultural and place-based values: Changing the way decisions are made can change the decisions themselves. This session will focus on indigenous-led IA: what makes them different, how they engage conventional IA practices, and how they produce outcomes that matter to communities.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Innovations in technology, science, social and environmental takes a leap in strategic impact

     

    Session Proposal ID 9

    Lead Chair: Siva Durga Prasad  Mallula

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G13 Strategic impact assessment

    Paricipents will learn how Innovations in various streams are impacting the society and contributing to the economic and social revolution. What kind of strategic impact it may bring for the upliftment of the society.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Integrating Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, & Contemporary Land Use in EIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 41

    Lead Chair: Henry  Cary

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    The cultural heritage components of EIA studies are often divided into separate studies, resulting in a “divide and conquer” approach perpetuating Western disciplinary boundaries. How can we create more a holistic IA for cultural heritage, one that reflects the more fluid understanding of heritage by local communities?

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • INTEGRATING CLIMATE CHANGE INTO IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Safeguarding Development

     

    Session Proposal ID 15

    Lead Chair: Jeanette  Normand |  CoChair:  Mary Rodriguez

    Session Format: Theme forum – World Café  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G5 Climate change

    Impact assessment is beneficial for all infrastructure development; however, if projects are not assessed to mitigate or adapt to climate change, the benefits sought by said development can be negated. Climate risk screening forces project designers to use climate data to adapt infrastructure designs to withstand impacts from climate change.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Integrating human rights into ESHIAs for Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

     

    Session Proposal ID 52

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

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G1 Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries

    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 project in one of the AFF sectors. The audience will be involved by asking questions using the mobile phone tool Mentimeter.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Leadership in IA is strategic for increased confidence

     

    Session Proposal ID 71

    Lead Chair: Ross  Marshall |  CoChair:  Maria Partidario

    Session Format: Theme forum – 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Manito Aki Inakonigaawin and the Harmonized Impact Assessment Model

     

    Session Proposal ID 62

    Lead Chair: Somia  Sadiq |  CoChair:  George Kakeway

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

    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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Need for Capacity Building on Environmental and Social Safeguards

     

    Session Proposal ID 108

    Lead Chair: Prasad  Modak |  CoChair:  Mohammad Zaman

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G19 Capacity building in impact assessment

    E&S Safeguards at MDBs are in expanding today. Lending operations are shifting towards financing intermediaries. The country systems are diluting. Implementation of the safeguards is therefore going to be challenging This session will discuss need for a proactive and sustained approach for capacity building and share experiences

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • New Models of IA & 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: pending

     

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

     

    Session Proposal ID 5

    Lead Chair: Galina  Williams |  CoChair:  Angus Morrison-Saunders

    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: pending

     

  • Operationalising tiering- linking SEA and EIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 75

    Lead Chair: Heikki  Kalle |  CoChair:  Charlotta Faith-Ell

    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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Permanent Environmental Arbitration Agreement

     

    Session Proposal ID 131

    Lead Chair: Ramzy  Salih

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G17 Impact assessment,

    Permanent Environmental Arbitration Agreement is a new proposed agreement for control the environmental damage in the country and beyond the boarder of the country through a mandatory from all countries

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: Theme forum – 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: pending

     

  • Planning for a Greener Future? - the role of Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 107

    Lead Chair: Peter   Nelson |  CoChair:  Peter Croal

    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: pending

     

  • Practically applying Indigenous Knowledge to impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 46

    Lead Chair: Bob  Watts |  CoChair:  Allan Webster

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

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

    This session demonstrates that interweaving Indigenous Knowledge with best available western science in a collaborative impact assessment results in better projects and greater satisfaction with the overall process in surrounding communities. The impact assessment community must work together to improve how project proponents approach meaningful participation for Indigenous peoples and communities. This change to the status quo is needed to effectively interweave Indigenous Knowledge into impact assessment practice. The panel session will focus on describing concrete ways to interweave Indigenous Knowledge and western science. Panelists will discuss the successes and challenges they have experienced in attempts to assess project impacts while accommodating plural values and different worldviews. Importantly, they will share their reflections on improving impact assessment practices consistent with Reconciliation and evolving regulatory requirements. The considerable benefits of the practical applications that the panelists will describe include establishing respectful relationships, breaking down the misconceptions of what it means to interweave Indigenous Knowledge and western science, and leveraging the sophistication of Indigenous Knowledge regarding environmental science, social, cultural, economic, and health issues, governance, and decision-making. Collectively, the panelists will discuss how these actions can facilitate dialogue regarding the goals of each party and how implementing the project can help to achieve them leading to increased likelihood for the project to be successfully implemented.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Preservation and Conservation of the Photographic Archive of the Coptic Museum’s of Cairo

     

    Session Proposal ID 11

    Lead Chair: Rasha  Shaheen |  CoChair:  Mona Ali

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G6 Cultural heritage

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Professional Registration for Impact Assessment (IA) practitioners across the globe

     

    Session Proposal ID 27

    Lead Chair: Jacqui  Hex |  CoChair:  Snowy Makhudu

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    An opportunity to share experiences on professional registration of IA practitioners from across the globe. Unpacking how developed and developing countries are responding to the need for a registration authority, quality assurance, code of ethical conduct, improved awareness, registration, and malpractice complaints.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Renewable energy: The true cost of displacement

     

    Session Proposal ID 104

    Lead Chair: Vera   Ogorodnikova

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

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

    How can partners in renewable energy projects promote joint accountability for land acquisition impacts on economically displaced people? Panelists will discuss how financial models and incentive structures for key decision makers can be improved to adequately consider people’s rights in early project development.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Role of Tech in Facilitating Involuntary Resetlement in Times of Covid-19

     

    Session Proposal ID 116

    Lead Chair: Merve  Birgul |  CoChair:  Naveed Ahmed

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    Innovative consultation in times of Covid-19 is determined by several factors, including the presence of physical-digital infrastructure, affordability, gender, access to technology, enabling culture and technology literacy. Moreover, the experience of development organizations in obtaining such data and interpreting it, taking into account any potential biases, is also a significant challenge. Therefore, this paper uses mixed-method approaches to analyze data collected from project managers, local consultants, and PAPs to examine the effect of using technology to carry out meaningful consultations with PAPs.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • SDGs and Social Impact Assessment in Asia

     

    Session Proposal ID 55

    Lead Chair: Takako  Hashimoto

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G14 Social impact assessment

    To fulfill their social responsibilities, organizations are making various efforts in their business domains, and it is becoming increasingly important for Social Impact Assessment (SIA). This session will focus on Asia, sharing various approaches on SDGs and SIA in different organizations, understanding the current situation, and discussing future directions.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Senace's Indigenous Agenda as an institutional initiative

     

    Session Proposal ID 58

    Lead Chair: Alberto  Barandiarán

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    For Senace, effective public participation in the environmental impact assessment process is essential, therefore, institutional initiatives such as Senace's Agenda with Indigenous or Native People have allowed us to close the population to the rigorous, technical and objective evaluation process and build trust in them.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Social management actions for effective citizen participation

     

    Session Proposal ID 64

    Lead Chair: Alberto   BARANDIARAN

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G12 Public participation

    Strategic social management initiatives implemented by Senace of the Ministry of the Environment of Peru, have an impact on promoting and strengthening informed and effective citizen participation through the promotion of permanent, inclusive and intercultural dialogue, in the context of environmental certification processes of proj

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Social management actions for effective citizen participation

     

    Session Proposal ID 65

    Lead Chair: José  Ambía

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G12 Public participation

    These set of tools intertwine and complement each other to design, plan and implement social management strategies, developed in geographical areas of projects linked to the environmental certification process, in all of its stages. Its application is aimed at citizens to promote and strengthen their right to information and effecti

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Solving Impact Assessment When Most of the Puzzle Pieces are Missing

     

    Session Proposal ID 125

    Lead Chair: Tracy  Hart

    Session Format: Solution room  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G19 Capacity building in impact assessment

    This session will aid practitioners trouble-shoot how to improve IA in conflict and/or low-capacity situations. Case studies will evince lessons about how we make decisions when information is scant and traditional solutions are impractical. How do we meet, or do we meet, standards when half the puzzle pieces are missing?

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Solving the issue of public participation and whether citizen science helps

     

    Session Proposal ID 68

    Lead Chair: Dr Mark  Barnett |  CoChair:  Charlotte Niccolls

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G12 Public participation

    Using examples of where projects have or have not worked, this session will explore inclusive and digital approaches for participation and creating long lasting, trusting partnerships with citizen science. Participants can deliver a 15-minute presentation, or just take part in the discussion of issues, solutions, and community drive

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: Open

    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: pending

     

  • Streamlining EIA with pre-emptive “early” engagement – does it work?

     

    Session Proposal ID 123

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

    Session Format: 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: pending

     

  • Technology assessments and impact assessments – distant relatives?

     

    Session Proposal ID 49

    Lead Chair: Jiří  Dusík |  CoChair:  Mitos Ladikas

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

    Conference Topic: G18 Emerging technologies

    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: pending

     

  • 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: Invitation Only

    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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • The Impact of Historic Legacy Projects on First Nations Lands

     

    Session Proposal ID 73

    Lead Chair: Marc  Dunn |  CoChair:  Brian Toth

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    Brownfields projects were often built pre-ESIA and without consultation with Indigenous Peoples, yet the impacts continue to be felt today. How do we deal with these infrastructures in the spirit of reconciliation will be an important challenge.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The Origin of the International Association for Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 130

    Lead Chair: Dave  Hardy

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: S1 Special to IAIA

    Canada had a strong role to play in the formation of the International Association for Impact Assessment and as IAIA's first Secretary and member of the first Board, I'd invite any original Board members of the IAIA to present their recollections of how the organization started.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The Political Economy of Digitalization and Climate Change

     

    Session Proposal ID 85

    Lead Chair: Victor  OJAKOROTU |  CoChair:  Bamidele OLAJIDE

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G5 Climate change

    Using the conceptual framework of environmental governance, the sessi notes that digitalization offers the advantage of gathering and storing for seamless analysis of the environment and the economy, the two essential variables in societal development. Current climate change response efforts have proven ineffective due to inadequacy

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The role of local researchers in impact assessments in emerging markets

     

    Session Proposal ID 83

    Lead Chair: Julie  Lafrance

    Session Format: Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    This session will share lessons learned from Impacto and OTT and GDN on strengthening local indigenous knowledge for undertaking impact assessments aligned with SDG impact standards, how else local research organisations can contribute to the impact assessment ecosystem and contribute to an evidence-informed and sustainable impact

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The role of partnerships in enhancing resilience assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 35

    Lead Chair: Alan  Bond

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    This session will examine how partnerships can enhance our understanding and evaluation of system resilience. The focus is partnerships to engage with local and/or indigenous knowledge to better understand system function, or partnerships with between key stakeholders in order to develop and implement actions that protect, or enhance, system resilience.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The role of the IA practitioner in collaboration efforts PRIOR to EIA commencement

     

    Session Proposal ID 26

    Lead Chair: Gina  Martin |  CoChair:  Jacqui Hex

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

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

    Opportunity for IA practitioners and government officials to share experiences of increased demands on shortened EIA timeframes and the requirement for collaboration prior to the commencement of EIA. The role of the IA practitioner in coordinating multi-discipline teams outside of the EIA regime and the pros and cons of this.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: Invitation Only

    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: pending

     

  • Theories and concepts to build confidence in Psycho-Social Impact Assess.

     

    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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Using big data to assess change in Zambia's Protected Areas

     

    Session Proposal ID 69

    Lead Chair: Nyundo  Armitage

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G17 Impact assessment,

    How artificial intelligence and machine learning assists with impact assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • 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: pending

     

  • Zero Land Degradation

     

    Session Proposal ID 6

    Lead Chair: Chizoba  Chinweze

    Session Format: Debate  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G7 Natural disasters and conflict

    Land degradation is driven by factors such as climate variability, poverty, poor land-use planning/management, and ecosystem degradation. The associated economic loss is increasing in all regions, and the poor are suffering the most; thereforez, understanding the role of impact assessment, governance, and public involvement in abating land degradation is vital.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending