IAIA23 Sessions

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

     

    Session Proposal ID 25

    Lead Chair: Rob  Verheem

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

    Conference Topic: G5 Strategic environmental assessment

    25 years on, the 1996 SEA Effectiveness Study provides a convenient milestone against which to benchmark progress on the field. This theme forum will explore in an interactive way how SEA effectiveness has improved since then, where it still falls short and what the key steps are to now move forward ahead.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • A Global Assessment for Prosperity, People and the Planet (Session One)

     

    Session Proposal ID 64

    Lead Chair: Peter  Nelson

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

    Conference Topic: G14 Governance and implementation systems

    Climate Change and Biodiversity top the Global Agenda – but we face capacity constraints to deal with these and other crises. How can SEA be used to to achieve institutional reforms and better global governance? This session presents context of what we need to change, and the critical roles of SEA.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • A Global assessment for Prosperity, People, and the Planet (Session 2)

     

    Session Proposal ID 63

    Lead Chair: Paul  Mitchell-banks

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

    Conference Topic: G14 Governance and implementation systems

    Climate Change and Biodiversity loss are top of the Global Agenda – but our capacity to deal with these and other crises is limited. What steps can be taken to achieve institutional reforms and better global governance through use of SEA? This session will explore and debate a proposed Action Plan.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • A green transition: The role of finance and responsible supply chains

     

    Session Proposal ID 46

    Lead Chair: James  Lea-Cox |  CoChair:  Kevin D'Souza

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T1 Accelerators and agile strategies for impact assessment

    This panel discussion will explore the role capital markets and financiers play in the green transition and specifically with respect to the responsible extraction and supply of critical minerals. The panel will consider the role of ESIA and ESG factors in managing risks and promoting positive impacts in this area of rapidly increasing demand for raw materials.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Advancements in Environmental and Social Policies - MDB perspectives

     

    Session Proposal ID 34

    Lead Chair: Eva  Mayerhofer

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    The session discusses the latest developments regarding Multilateral Development Banks’ (MDBs) approaches to environmental and social sustainability and focuses on how the new policies trigger a comprehensive approach integrating environmental and social aspects throughout the whole project cycle.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Advancing understanding of Nature-based solutions in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 42

    Lead Chair: Stephen  Edwards |  CoChair:  Barbara Souza

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: S1 Special to IAIA

    This Session will discuss Nature-based Solutions in the context of impact assessment, describe progress of a framework to design, implement and scale up NbS actions (the IUCN Global Standard for NbS), review cases where NbS is being used, and discuss how to integrate NbS clearly into policy and impact assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Aligning local and international ESIA standards for transformational change

     

    Session Proposal ID 84

    Lead Chair: Mellissa  Winfield

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    This session will present case studies of local impact assessment processes being upgraded to meet EP 4 requirements for IFC-compliant ESIAs, exploring: challenges of integrating EP4 requirements with local IA processes; key outcomes and successes; and transformative mitigation identified as a result of applying international standards and guidelines.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Analysis of cumulative impact and its input for climate change management through ESIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 38

    Lead Chair: Renato  Calmet

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G11 Climate change

    In this session, we propose to present the successful cases and opportunities for improvement for the inclusion of cumulative impacts in the ESIA as tools to implement mitigation and adaptation measures to climate change, through a review of the policies and laws for the management of cumulative impacts within the EISA, identify sources of information available in recognized government and educational institutions that serve to CEA, and review of the guidelines and methodologies for CEA.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • ASEAN Day Session 1 - Resilience, Sustainability and Inclusion in IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 102

    Lead Chair: Stefano  Zenobi

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

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    This session, led by WWF Mekong for the Future, will examine the role of IA in promoting resilience, inclusion and sustainability in ASEAN. The focus will be on infrastructure development.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • ASEAN Day Session 2 - Rights Based Approach to IA in ASEAN

     

    Session Proposal ID 100

    Lead Chair: Georgina   Lloyd Rivera

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

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    This panel with examine the development of an ASEAN Declaration on Environmental Rights. This discussion, led by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) examines the role of environmental rights, including the use and enhancement of IA, to achieve those rights.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • ASEAN Day Session 3 - Climate Change and IA in ASEAN

     

    Session Proposal ID 103

    Lead Chair: Matthew  Baird

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

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    This session examined the opportunities for leadership in integrating climate change, human rights and biodiversity issues into IA in ASEAN

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • ASEAN Day Session 4 - Future of IA in ASEAN

     

    Session Proposal ID 104

    Lead Chair: Rocky  Guzman |  CoChair:  Matthew Baird

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

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    This session will examine the opportunities to enhance and strengthen IA and EIA in ASEAN

     

    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: G5 Strategic environmental 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

     

  • Building IA resilience through advances in qualitative study design

     

    Session Proposal ID 32

    Lead Chair: John  Sinclair |  CoChair:  Heidi Walker

    Session Format: Theme forum – World Café  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T3 Dynamic capabilities and quality innovation in impact assessment

    This World Café session will engage IAIA members in interactive dialogue on strategies for enhancing the application of qualitative research in IA and on best practice considerations for specific qualitative methods available for IA.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Building Resilience through Indigenous Participation in EIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 74

    Lead Chair: Lisa  Pourlak |  CoChair:  Nahid Naghizadeh

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G3 Indigenous peoples

    The last remnants of nature are mainly governed by indigenous people. These areas however are under increasing pressure from development projects. Involving indigenous people in decision making process through EIA could build resilience and leadership that is needed to protect these sites from further degradation.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Building Stronger Arguments in Assessments: Case Studies of Implementation

     

    Session Proposal ID 67

    Lead Chair: Glenn  Brown

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G9 Capacity building in impact assessment

    A panel from different sectors will share their experiences with a structured short-term program to enhance implementation of tools that promote stronger argument and clearer communication in IA documents. They’ll discuss the results of their case studies, and the benefits and challenges to their assessment processes.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Can an energy transition without FPIC be just(ified)?

     

    Session Proposal ID 97

    Lead Chair: Christine  Crispin

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G3 Indigenous peoples

    FPIC can help operationalise the concept of just transition on Indigenous territory and achieve an equitable distribution of impacts and benefits more broadly. This panel combines viewpoints of First Nations Peoples, practitioners, researchers and policy makers on how FPIC can be an enabler rather than an obstacle to decarbonisation.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Can livestock insurance be a measure of adaptation to climate change ?

     

    Session Proposal ID 59

    Lead Chair: Waounde  DIOP

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G11 Climate change

    The aim of this paper is to see how membership in weather insurance can improve household resilience to risk. We used data from surveys of breeders which were carried out in four areas of Ferlo. Participants will learn the behaviour of household choices to build their resilience to risks

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Capacity Building on SIA through Certification and Accreditation

     

    Session Proposal ID 55

    Lead Chair: Bryan  Alamani |  CoChair:  Mayumi Pimentel

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G9 Capacity building in impact assessment

    This panel discussion will gather SIA practitioners from different regions to share their experiences and perspectives about the available streams of certification/accreditation; identify challenges, best practices, and new trends in developing quality training programs and certifications, to further promote SIA principles through collaborative learning and capacity building programs.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Climate Change Impact Assessment and Integrated Application Tools

     

    Session Proposal ID 53

    Lead Chair: Young-Il  Song |  CoChair:  Changwan Seo

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G11 Climate change

    Climate-induced crisis have imposed tremendous impacts on human and nature. South Korean government developed MOTIVE system to assess the impact and vulnerability to climate change in diverse sectors. It could be adopted as a tool for considering climate change in EIA process and details of the system will be discussed.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Compliance and Enforcement of EsIA Requirements, Commitments and Related Pe

     

    Session Proposal ID 99

    Lead Chair: Cheyl  Wasserman |  CoChair:  Mathew Baird

    Session Format: Caravan  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    Through facilitated discussion and small groups this workshop will help to perfect IAIA’s Best Practices Draft Document: “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, webinars and draft documents under development.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment at Critical Sites

     

    Session Proposal ID 44

    Lead Chair: Christopher  Polglase

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G2 Cultural heritage

    The practice of impact assessment for cultural heritage has evolved significantly during the past two decades. During this session, we will hear about case studies related to impact assessments and Heritage Impact Assessments for World Heritage sites and sites of international and national levels of significance.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Ecological resilience and impact assessment: applications and challenges

     

    Session Proposal ID 33

    Lead Chair: Patricia  Rodrigues

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G10 Biodiversity and ecology

    Biodiversity is key to achieve a resilient ecosystem. We welcome the share of experiences, concerns, doubts, and hopes on measuring and applying the ecological resilience concept in impact assessment, with focus on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Efforts to 'simplify' environmental assessment - opportunity or threat?

     

    Session Proposal ID 22

    Lead Chair: Thomas   Fischer |  CoChair:  Alberto Fonseca

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T1 Accelerators and agile strategies for impact assessment

    There are efforts underway world-wide that aim at 'simplifying' Environmental Assessment (EA). Do these represents an opportunity or a threat or both to EA?. Presentations are invited to this session on EA 'simplification' efforts from experts of different countries. Furthermore, results of an associated survey will be presented

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Embedding climate change resilience into mainstream IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 98

    Lead Chair: Jacki  Schirmer |  CoChair:  Angelo Imperiale

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G11 Climate change

    All impact assessments should seek to build resilience to the rapidly growing effects of human-induced climate change. This session will discuss how to maximise climate change resilience when assessing impacts, focusing on the role of IA in supporting climate-related disaster risk reduction, improved disaster response, and disaster recovery.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Ensuring environmental and social performance of Infrastructure Projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 76

    Lead Chair: Patrick  Francis |  CoChair:  Camille Heaton

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G14 Governance and implementation systems

    • This session explores strategies to more effectively translate impact assessment findings and recommendations into practical management and mitigation measures for more environmentally and socially sustainable infrastructure projects. Presentations will cover a range of measures that can be applied during infrastructure project planning, construction and operation phases .

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Essential Guidance for Cultural Heritage in EIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 62

    Lead Chair: Arlene  Fleming

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T3 Dynamic capabilities and quality innovation in impact assessment

    Cultural heritage is a pillar of EIA, together with biophysical and social factors. EIA consultants need concise, actionable guidance for identifying stakeholders, experts and techniques to enable coverage of cultural heritage. This session will present and discuss a draft IAIA Fas Tips on Cultural Heritage in EIA, with case studies.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Facilitative Leadership in Participatory Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 92

    Lead Chair: Joanne  Jacyk

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

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    Partnerships and participation in impact assessment requires investment in capacity building and agile management. Be inspired by examples of how facilitative leadership style is used to build resilient, and efficient participatory processes. Participate in dialogue and explore connections between facilitative leadership and agile management.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Failing Forward: Top 5 Complaints for IFI Projects and How to Avoid Them

     

    Session Proposal ID 40

    Lead Chair: David  Simpson |  CoChair:  Mark Goldsmith

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: G14 Governance and implementation systems

    This session will reveal the “Top 5” most frequent social and environmental complaints received by IFIs. Our panelists (representatives from IFIs as well as independent accountability mechanisms) will share case studies where adverse social and environmental impacts have arisen in the past and offer their insights and lessons learned.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Follow the money – Is there a role for IA in Due Diligence?

     

    Session Proposal ID 45

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

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: G13 Corporate stewardship and risk management

    This session aims to explore if there is a role for IA in Due Diligence (an instrument for investment decisions and financing). DD is lacking information from IA, while IA faces the challenge of effective implementation. Panellists and the audience are invited to discuss how to connect DD and IA.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Fueling effective ESIA through leadership and systems transformation: lesso

     

    Session Proposal ID 58

    Lead Chair: Teresa  Bernhard |  CoChair:  Jessica Kyle

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    Transformational impact assessment requires supportive systems and engaged leadership–-formal and informal, at all levels. This session will present real-world examples of effective systems and leadership, and the adept response of USAID and other organizations to the sometimes dramatic challenges facing today’s ESIA practitioners, such as the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Health impact assessment for energy transition pathway

     

    Session Proposal ID 82

    Lead Chair: Simone Fortunato   Mortara

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G7 Health impact assessment

    It is important to investigate the Health and Health&Climate impacts, risks and opportunities in energy transition and related technologies - renewables & new energies, decarbonized solutions, circular and bio-products. More efficient and extended HIA are crucial tool to help decision-making and prioritize strategies to fit the accelerated and positive transformation.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • How is Indigenous leadership improving IA?

     

    Session Proposal ID 50

    Lead Chair: Matt  Hammond |  CoChair:  Chris Apps

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G3 Indigenous peoples

    Indigenous leadership in IA can lead to better IA practice and more resilient decisions. What are the specific catalysts that are empowering Indigenous groups to become more deeply involved in the practice and oversight of IA? This session will explore examples from around the world.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • HOW PARLIAMENTS CAN LEVERAGE ON IMPACT ASSESSMENT TO BUILD RESILIENCE

     

    Session Proposal ID 54

    Lead Chair: VITUS  OWINO

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

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    Deep dive discussions on the roles played by Parliament and Parliamentarians. Specifically highlighting actions and giving examples of most significant change stories. This shall serve as a clarion call for leadership on our common future.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • IAIA SEA Guidelines for Renewable Energy

     

    Session Proposal ID 31

    Lead Chair: Barry   Dalal-Clayton

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: G5 Strategic environmental assessment

    In response to the challenge of climate change and in support of country commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and transition to renewable energy (RE), SEA guidelines for the RE transition are critically needed. IAIA is developing such guidelines and will present these for discussion.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment for Resilient Carbon Neutrality

     

    Session Proposal ID 29

    Lead Chair: Yuan  Xu |  CoChair:  Clara U

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

    Conference Topic: G11 Climate change

    Carbon neutrality should be a resilient journey against expected and unexpected drawbacks, and environmental, energy and economic systems under carbon neutrality should be resilient. This session explores how impact assessment has been, and will be, ushering resilient carbon neutrality in developed and developing countries and metropolitans.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment: Fostering Partnerships for Green Resilient Development

     

    Session Proposal ID 61

    Lead Chair: Mokshana   Wijeyeratne |  CoChair:  Neha Vyas

    Session Format: Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T5 Transient and sustainable models for impact assessment

    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

     

  • IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT PROJEC

     

    Session Proposal ID 52

    Lead Chair: Alias  Remeli |  CoChair:  Carlos T. Pérez-Brito

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G6 Social impact assessment

    Assessing social considerations through Social Impact Assessment has been a crucial and significant planning tool in urban planning. The presenter will share their experiences and challenges in incorporating social impact in the land use planning process that could contribute to the successful implementation of SIA.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples and Remote Populations in Cambodia’s Draft EIA Law

     

    Session Proposal ID 107

    Lead Chair: Andrew  Coccoli

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T4 Measuring and evaluating the impact of impact assessment

    Open Development Cambodia proposes to host a panel discussion on communicating the concerns of indigenous peoples and remote populations to decision-makers in the Cambodian EIA process. The discussion will focus on the draft EIA law, draft freedom of information law, and ICT strategic vision as potential avenues of inclusion.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Indigenous Knowledge as the Foundation of Indigenous-led Impact Assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 101

    Lead Chair: Michael  Fox |  CoChair:  Marian Tibor-McMahon

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G3 Indigenous peoples

    Indigenous Knowledge is the foundation of Indigenous-led impact assessments. Capturing and weaving Indigenous worldviews and land use practices into community well-being studies is essential to maintaining and/or re-constituting Indigenous way of life and re-establishing their traditional governance as part of self-determination. How impact assessments accommodate Indigenous objectives will be explored.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Indigenous Women's Participation in Impact Assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 78

    Lead Chair: Alexandra  Bridges |  CoChair:  Britney Zacharuk

    Session Format: Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G3 Indigenous peoples

    Outlining the three-phase research process that was implemented for this project to help other regions conduct similar thematic analysis, mapping and identifying the unique barriers intersectional identities face in participating in Impact Assessments in other regions. Delineating strategies for how communities can overcome these barriers in practical, realistic ways.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Integrating Climate E&S Risk Assessment into Projects and the ESIA Process

     

    Session Proposal ID 49

    Lead Chair: Raymi  Beltran |  CoChair:  Angela Soriano

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

    Conference Topic: G11 Climate change

    Climate change can impact natural resources and weather-depend livelihoods. Projects on the ground can further increase these impacts. This session will present the approach that the IFC has developed to integrate climate change considerations in environmental and social (E&S) aspects and identify potential E&S underperformance of projects due to climate change.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Integrating risk and impact assessment in renewable energy supply chains

     

    Session Proposal ID 96

    Lead Chair: Andy  Symington

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T5 Transient and sustainable models for impact assessment

    Rapid procurement shifts as companies pivot to renewable technologies are creating new and increased human rights impacts. This panel examines how to better integrate risk assessment and impact assessment in renewable energy supply chains, and how bottom-up, community-led impact assessment processes can help us gain crucial supply chain visibility.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Is IA agile enough to balance urgency of reviews of complex green projects?

     

    Session Proposal ID 80

    Lead Chair: Janet   Blackadar

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

    Conference Topic: T3 Dynamic capabilities and quality innovation in impact assessment

    In the race to address global climate change through novel, and often large, complex projects and technologies, this paper session will explore whether our IA processes are agile enough to balance the urgency of timely reviews with the care and understanding that is necessary for complex decision making.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Is IA prepared for the next generation of renewable energy megaprojects?

     

    Session Proposal ID 83

    Lead Chair: Aaron  Goldschmidt

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T4 Measuring and evaluating the impact of impact assessment

    Impact assessment can clearly play a role in helping advance the reduction of effects of global climate change through expedited and comprehensive evaluations of the next generation of emerging green energy projects and programs. But what are the potential collateral costs in evaluating the current unknown?

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Leading the Way Towards a Green Economy

     

    Session Proposal ID 48

    Lead Chair: Patricia  Brady

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    In this session, we will discuss how IA policies and regulations can be designed to help governments and industry in their journey towards a resilient, sustainable green economy and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Linkages between Technology Assessment and Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 56

    Lead Chair: Jiri  Dusik

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G15 Emerging technologies

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

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Mapping of mapping: the role of spatial tools for impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 88

    Lead Chair: Diana  Serrano |  CoChair:  Ragnvald Larsen

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G9 Capacity building in impact assessment

    This panel discussion will provide an overview of the different ocean-based spatial planning approaches that feed into impact assessment processes, highlighting how they support implementation of national and international objectives and standards. This will help guide appropriate decision-making through the uptake of applicable spatial approaches to support sustainable development.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Marine EsIA: challenges and roadmap ahead

     

    Session Proposal ID 69

    Lead Chair: Carlos   Barrientos |  CoChair:  Koldo Díez-Caballero

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G9 Capacity building in impact assessment

    This session will benchmark challenges and experiences in impact assessment within the marine environments, using case studies from different geographies and economic sectors. A significant increase of human activities and economic sectors will be demanding more space and integration together with conservation and traditional marine activities. Using offshore wind farms recent experience and challenges in biologica impacts will be a major focus. Are we tecnically prepared for the challenge?

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Meet the editors

     

    Session Proposal ID 79

    Lead Chair: TBC  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

     

  • Modelling, leading and measuring the impact of cultural transformation.

     

    Session Proposal ID 65

    Lead Chair: Racquel   Boyd |  CoChair:  Rebecca Price

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    This session will provide a forum for participants to hear about recent case studies in culture change and transformation, the guiding frameworks that organisations have used to support their significant efforts, and the measures that they have engaged to assess and monitor the impact of transformational activities.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Moving beyond risk: Striving for data to deliver nature positive outcomes

     

    Session Proposal ID 87

    Lead Chair: Sophia  Raithel |  CoChair:  Julie Dimitrijevic

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G14 Governance and implementation systems

    EIA data is the basis for realising nature-related risk & opportunity. Biodiversity baselines should include indicators to assess net positive impact commitments and embrace upcoming disclosure requirements. The workshop will showcase enablers for biodiversity data integration into corporate decision making. Come join us!

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • New Developments in Human Rights Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 75

    Lead Chair: Gabriela  Factor |  CoChair:  Tulika Bansal

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T3 Dynamic capabilities and quality innovation in impact assessment

    This session examines latest development and trends of human rights impact assessments and present examples of good practice, new methodologies, tools and lessons learned in HRIA, stand alone or integrating human rights in other forms of IA. We discuss the role of IAIA in improving HRIA practice moving forward.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Not the same, not so different: Distinctive features in SIA, PSIA and HIA

     

    Session Proposal ID 72

    Lead Chair: Sérgio  Moreira |  CoChair:  Will Rifkin

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: G6 Social impact assessment

    There is a vague borderline between SIA, PSIA and HIA - they are not the same but they are not so different. This workshop will draw on IAIA fast tips and other recent references and aims to produce visual representations of the distinctive (and overlapping) features of these frameworks.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Overhauling impact assessment in response to the sustainability imperatives

     

    Session Proposal ID 73

    Lead Chair: Juan  Palerm

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T5 Transient and sustainable models for impact assessment

    Can impact assessment become a tool that promotes transformational change towards environmental sustainability, low carbon and climate resilient development, beyond safeguarding the ‘do no harm’ principle? This session will explore approaches to bring impact assessment up to speed and ensuring it is fit-for-purpose to the global challenges we are facing.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Psycho-Social Resilience

     

    Session Proposal ID 105

    Lead Chair: Michael  Edelstein |  CoChair:  Helen Ross

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

    Conference Topic: G16 Health

    Psycho-Social Resilience In this session we explore psycho-social resilience, what it is, how to identify it, project impact on it, and how to mitigate adverse impacts while building resilience.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Putting the 'S' in ESG: Social Impact Assessment for Major Projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 36

    Lead Chair: Sara  Bice

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G6 Social impact assessment

    Assessing the social impacts of major projects is crucial for local communities, climate action, and sound investment. It is also vital for long-term community resilience and wellbeing. This session aims to highlight the 'S' in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) policy and practice by bringing together international SIA experts working on major infrastructure projects. Join the discussion as we discuss and debate the best ways to raise the profile of the 'S' in ESG.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • RESILIENCE IN PARTICIPATION MECHANISMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

     

    Session Proposal ID 86

    Lead Chair: Javier  Macera |  CoChair:  Lilian Laos

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G4 Public participation

    In this session, we present how Senace has implemented citizen participation mechanisms during the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting the adaptation by local communities and the State commitments for adjusting participatory mechanisms to suit socio-cultural features.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Resilience through Social Impact Assessment - a Dutch perspective

     

    Session Proposal ID 27

    Lead Chair: Jacobiene   Ritsema |  CoChair:  Abel Knipping

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: G6 Social impact assessment

    A journey through the best- and worst-case examples in SIA and show how SIA accelerates sustainable & resilient developments. We travel from a dike-reinforcement project in the Netherlands, to a flood-resilience project in Semarang Indonesia and discover the added values SIA has in building resilient projects.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • RESILIENCE TO DROUGHT, DESERTIFICATION AND LAND DEGRADATION

     

    Session Proposal ID 47

    Lead Chair: Chizoba   Chinweze

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G12 Natural disasters and conflict

    DLDD challenge is of a global dimension and poses a problem for sustainable development in all countries particularly in developing countries, in Africa drought means famine. The proposed session will address different risk topics that focuses on the role of impact assessment and response in managing drought, land degradation and desertification, (DLDD).

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Resilient landscapes and Nature Positive outcomes: EIA practitioners' role

     

    Session Proposal ID 70

    Lead Chair: Amrei   von Hase |  CoChair:  Martine Maron

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G14 Governance and implementation systems

    Building resilient landscapes and communities by aligning economic development, improved livelihoods for people, biodiversity conservation and climate goals is today’s defining challenge. We will share international experiences on how EIA and best practice use of the mitigation hierarchy can contribute to a nature positive future.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Resilient organizations facing environmental and social crises

     

    Session Proposal ID 41

    Lead Chair: Pablo  Baranao |  CoChair:  Juan D. Quintero

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G13 Corporate stewardship and risk management

    Many organizations have faced critical situations such as environmental disasters, social upheavals, and unexpected or engineering failures. These turning points have had huge impacts on these organizations often with dire consequences on their survival. However, some organizations have been able to turn these crises into a transformational change opportunity, resulting in more sustainable entities and becoming leaders in their field. This session will illustrate these experiences.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Roundtable Impact assessment and Climate Change

     

    Session Proposal ID 37

    Lead Chair: Arend   Kolhoff |  CoChair:  Wes fisher

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G11 Climate change

    The climate change section has prepared an action plan with on-gpoing and new activities. The plan will be presented. The participants will be asked to identify and advocate for new activities aiming to further incorporate climate change in impact assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • SDGs in food production and consumption - land and sea

     

    Session Proposal ID 51

    Lead Chair: Anne   Dansey |  CoChair:  Haruko Horii

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G1 Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries

    The session will explore impact assessment models SIA, EIA and also strategic land use mapping and the growing blue economy to take into account social, economic and ecological impacts as well as learnings from the social and biophysical sciences. This includes challenges for maintaining environments to support restorative agriculture and renewable energy and providing space for small-scale fishing in a blue economy. Exploring current impacts on fish stocks and just livelihoods.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • SESA and the Energy Transition in Indonesia

     

    Session Proposal ID 28

    Lead Chair: Miles  Scott-Brown |  CoChair:  Barry Dalal Clayton

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: G5 Strategic environmental assessment

    In response to the climate change challenge, countries must reduce GHG emissions in support of the Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM). A pioneering strategic environmental and social assessment (SESA) approach is being applied to ETM in Indonesia. Without question, it is the most appropriate tool for this purpose.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Should ESG & Impact Assessment be more aligned to meet biodiversity goals?

     

    Session Proposal ID 93

    Lead Chair: Catherine HK  Smith

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G10 Biodiversity and ecology

    Interest in Environmental Social Governance is growing but what does that mean for Environmental Impact Assessment? Is ESG making a difference protecting biodiversity or is it all greenwash? This session will use real world examples from mining and other sectors to debate the overlap and opportunities between ESG and EIA.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • SIA of hydropower for sustainable development

     

    Session Proposal ID 68

    Lead Chair: Nick  Taylor

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G6 Social impact assessment

    This session will consider the role of SIA in leading sustainable transformations and increasing resilience, focusing on communities with hydropower resources.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Social impact assessment: How to achieve objectivity in measurement?

     

    Session Proposal ID 90

    Lead Chair: Edna  Rodríguez |  CoChair:  Jaime Ramírez

    Session Format: World Café  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G6 Social impact assessment

    Workshop in world-cafe format that will allow participants to experience 4 different impact measurements, using various tools, techniques and methodologies, which have been successfully applied in several projects in Latin America.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Social Impact Assessment: How Universities' Impacts on Society are Evaluate

     

    Session Proposal ID 66

    Lead Chair: Takako  Hashimoto

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T4 Measuring and evaluating the impact of impact assessment

    Toward sustainable society, social impact assessment (SIA), which evaluates positive values from an organization's diverse efforts to solve social issues, is spreading. In this session, we will focus on universities' SIA and discuss indicators, assessment of universities' social impact, challenges, and future direction of SIA.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Speeddate Debate

     

    Session Proposal ID 35

    Lead Chair: Jan  Nuesink |  CoChair:  To be decided

    Session Format: Debate  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: S1 Special to IAIA

    Debate session among participants on some imminent and actual environmental issues / challenges in our global society

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Strategic Environmental Assessments in Mekong Country

     

    Session Proposal ID 106

    Lead Chair: Try  Thy

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    Open Development Cambodia proposes to host a panel discussion composed of members from Mekong countries—Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam—to explore regional considerations in policy, plan and programme making and strategic environmental assessments. The panel will focus on balancing nations’ interests, sustainable development, indigenous rights, and preserving biodiversity.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Successful IA in Fragile and Conflict Situations

     

    Session Proposal ID 85

    Lead Chair: Tracy  Hart

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G12 Natural disasters and conflict

    This session will present solutions to overcome challenges of carrying out environmental and social impact assessments in fragile and conflict situations (FCS). A humanitarian as well as development perspective to IA in FCS will be presented, compared and contrasted, and built upon with additional perspectives from government and academia. .

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Sustainable Finance and ESG - double materiality assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 57

    Lead Chair: Adina  Relicovschi

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G14 Governance and implementation systems

    Panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities on adopting a double materiality approach for annual reporting: gathering evidence, assessing, and explaining why issues are material from the “impact” (stakeholders) perspective (ECS related impacts) and/or from the “financial” perspective. The session will provide information on the newly introduced concept of "double materiality assessment" - impact on financial sector focusing on "green finance" in order to avoid greenwashing

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Synergies of Impact Assessment and Circular Economy

     

    Session Proposal ID 81

    Lead Chair: Ralf  Aschemann

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T1 Accelerators and agile strategies for impact assessment

    This session deals with exploring potential synergies of the fields of impact assessment (IA) and circular economy (CE). EIAs and SEAs can be used to analyze the impact of CE related strategies and activities, whereas CE strategies - such as slowing, narrowing or closing resource flows - can be an idea generator for decreasing the environmental effects of projects or plans and programs.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The business of SIA: do commercial considerations compromise SIA quality?

     

    Session Proposal ID 77

    Lead Chair: Anthony  Kung

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: G6 Social impact assessment

    Who wants more funding for SIAs? Yes, me too. This workshop focuses on SIAs that are commissioned by proponents and carried out by consultants. In a constrained commercial environment, how is SIA quality maintained (or not)? What compromises have to be made? How can we do better?

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The contribution of Citizen Science to Participatory Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 95

    Lead Chair: Alan  Chenoweth |  CoChair:  Lea den Broeder

    Session Format: Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G4 Public participation

    Citizen science, inclusive research, participatory planning and smart technology can be better integrated into IA, to improve data, involve and empower lay communities, and contribute to evidence-based environmental decisons and management. Participants may prepare a Pecha Kucha presentation, or help develop an overview of issues, questions and future directions.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The importance of implementing a project management system in authorities in charge of environmental assessment for accelerating transformation and resilience.

     

    Session Proposal ID 60

    Lead Chair: José  Ambia

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G14 Governance and implementation systems

    In this session, it is proposed to present the success stories and opportunities for implementing project management methodologies in the EISA evaluation processes, discussing the advantages and limitations for the adoption of these methodologies, and the real impact of the ESIA evaluation process for accelerating the transformation and resilience to global environmental problems.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The Role of EIA in Deep-Sea Mining

     

    Session Proposal ID 89

    Lead Chair: Michael   Clarke |  CoChair:  Leigh Marsh

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    The themes that will be covered in this session will address how traditional EIA as applied to terrestrial mining should be modified to address the specific challenges of the dee-sea context. Topics to be discussed include data collection, impacts, risk assessment, mitigation measures, mine closure, and regulatory challenges.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Towards More Sustainable Oil and Gas Projects - Strategies for Oil & Gas

     

    Session Proposal ID 26

    Lead Chair: Fernando  Rodriguez

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T5 Transient and sustainable models for impact assessment

    As hydrocarbons will remain a core part of the global energy mix for the foreseeable future, what are the key elements of sustainability we need to consider in impact assessment of oil and gas developments to make them more sustainable?

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Transformative Leadership in IA through Implementation of UNDRIP

     

    Session Proposal ID 91

    Lead Chair: Danielle   Smyth |  CoChair:  Tara Narwani

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G3 Indigenous peoples

    This panel session explores transformative advances and innovative approaches to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples within the context of impact assessments. This session will involve presentations from the Canadian province of British Columbia and other state, indigenous and industry leaders followed by a panel discussion.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Transforming Leadership - Embracing Authenticiy

     

    Session Proposal ID 94

    Lead Chair: Tom  Hilditch

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    The session will gather a small team representing different disciplines and perspectives. It will attract speakers who understand the role of authenticity, truth and reconciliation on the world of impact assessment.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Universities Should Lead Climate Action

     

    Session Proposal ID 71

    Lead Chair: Satoru  ONO |  CoChair:  Sachihiko HARASHINA

    Session Format: Panel discussion  |  Accepts Submissions: Closed

    Conference Topic: G14 Governance and implementation systems

    What processes and mechanisms are important in organizing universities and research institutes to lead climate actions? This session discuss this question from the perspective of the social responsibility of them, and will focus on their roles in education, research and multi-actor collaboration from IA and experimental process of policy-making perspectives.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Urban Design and Green spaces for Wellbeing and Mental Health

     

    Session Proposal ID 39

    Lead Chair: Funmi  Akindejoye

    Session Format: Paper session  |  Accepts Submissions: Open

    Conference Topic: G16 Health

    In line with the renewed interest in urban design and planning on mental health, this session will help tackle some of the known urban design factors that influence mental health in cities.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Workshop on EIA Leadership Practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 30

    Lead Chair: Ross  Marshall |  CoChair:  Maria Partidario

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

    Conference Topic: T2 Transformative leadership and management in impact assessment

    Join us for three workshops examining EIA Leadership Style, Communication and Conflict Resolution. Discuss the tools and insights you have gained, the scenarios you have experienced and hear the views of other experienced EIA practiioners

     

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Workshopping new international best practice IA follow-up guidance

     

    Session Proposal ID 24

    Lead Chair: Jos  Arts

    Session Format: Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions: Invitation Only

    Conference Topic: T3 Dynamic capabilities and quality innovation in impact assessment

    This workshop session presents an initial guidance document for IA follow-up and to engage stakeholders in validating and reflecting on the content. The outcome of this workshop is intended to produce a final guidance document for publication by IAIA alongside the revised international best practice principles for IA follow-up.

     

    Acceptance Status: pending