International Association for Impact Assessment

Awards

IAIA Annual Awards

2022 IAIA AWARDS

IAIA Awards are given annually in the following categories. Nominations for the 2022 Awards were invited through September 2021. View those award winners below.

  • Global Award   Presented to a leading individual or institution that has made a substantial contribution to impact assessment practice, management, or policy at a global scale.
  • Corporate Initiative Award   Presented to a private or public sector company for a specific activity or project that has made a notable contribution to responsible development practice through the application of impact assessment.
  • Individual Award Acknowledges personal contributions to the discipline of impact assessment and recognizes major achievement and advancement in the theory and/or practice over a period of time at an international level.
  • Institutional Award   Presented to a national or international organization for outstanding contribution to impact assessment, such as a significant contribution to the practice of impact assessment, setting regulatory standards, or other environment-related activity deserving recognition.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award   Previously known as the Rose-Hulman Award. Awarded to a past or present member of IAIA for major contribution to the field of impact assessment over a sustained period. [Note that this is the only award for which IAIA membership is required.]
  • Regional Award   Awarded to a person or organization that has made a substantial contribution to the field of impact assessment and/or has taken a leadership role in promoting best practice in impact assessment within the general world region of the location of the conference for the year.
  • *NEW* Youth Award   Acknowledges a distinguished young IAIA member under the age of 35 with outstanding achievements in the impact assessment field. [Recipient must be an IAIA member.]

2022 Award Winners

IAIA is pleased to recognize its 2022 award winners. Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the Awards Committee to consider.

See past IAIA award recipients

 

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Global Award
IUCN has been selected for this honor because their diversity and vast expertise makes them the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it and for their sustained support of environmental impact assessment.

Alistair Clark
Alistair Clark

Lifetime Achievement Award
Alistair Clark receives this honor in recognition of his significant contribution to environmental and social impact assessment, driving good international practice and better assurance processes through leadership.

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Corporate Initiative Award
IDB was selected for their significant update of sustainability policies and for promoting awareness among members regarding adaptation to climate change and other environmental and sustainability challenges.

Charles Kelly
Charles Kelly

Individual Award
C. Kelly receives this award for meticulously coordinating the IAIA Pandemic Task Force to bring out a set of workable recommendations. In demanding times when members around the world were facing pandemic challenges, he organized and completed the reports that will lay foundation for further works.

Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)
Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)

Insitutional Award (tie)
EAPASA was chosen for this award for formalizing the internal structures and processes to include continuing professional development processes for environmental assessment practitioners in South Africa.

Tanzania National Parks
Tanzania National Parks

Insitutional Award (tie)
Tanzania National Parks receives this award for consistently implementing impact assessment in the development and implementation of all general management plans, taking care to ensure that the conservation strategies developed for addressing threats are subject to a rigorous process of assessing environmental consequences.

Juliana Siqueira-Gay
Juliana Siqueira-Gay

Youth Award
Juliana Siqueira-Gay receives this award for her innovative research and modelling skills, including the impacts of policy on forest landscapes, mining and infrastructure development, and mining inside Indigenous Lands.

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC)
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC)

Regional Award
IAAC has been selected for leading impact assessment legislation world-wide, featuring important innovations, such as contributions to sustainability focus and how indigenous peoples are engaged and empowered.

Akiko Urago
Akiko Urago

Outstanding Service to IAIA
Akiko Urago is recognized for her extensive work and dedication with translating IAIA publications since 2015.

Thomas Fischer
Thomas Fischer

Outstanding Service to IAIA
Thomas Fischer is recognized for his years of service to IAIA as the IAPA Journal editor.

Wes Fisher
Wes Fisher

Outstanding Service to IAIA
Wes Fisher is recognized for his dedication to the drafting and implementation of the IAIA Climate Action Plan.

Emilia Ravn Boess, Ivar Lyhne, Juanita Gallego Davila, Emilie Jantzen Ulf Kjellerup, & Lone Kørnøv
Emilia Ravn Boess, Ivar Lyhne, Juanita Gallego Davila, Emilie Jantzen Ulf Kjellerup, & Lone Kørnøv

Best Paper of 2021
"Using Sustainable Development Goals to develop EIA scoping practices: The case of Denmark" (IAPA 39(6) 463-477) by Emilia Ravn Boess, Ivar Lyhne, Juanita Gallego Davila, Emilie Jantzen Ulf Kjellerup, and Lone Kørnøv wins Best Paper of 2021 in the IAPA Journal.

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