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IAIA21 goes virtual, EA survey, and more

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    IAIA21 goes virtual, EA survey, and more

    IAIA21 is going virtual

    Check out the video below from IAIA Executive Director David Bancroft announcing that IAIA21 will not be convened in person in Seville next year, but rather will be held as a fully virtual event.

    This difficult decision was taken by the Board of Directors, IAIA21 organizers, and staff after careful consideration of the myriad of factors surrounding uncertainties created by the COVID pandemic. The health and safety of our attendees is still our highest priority. 
    Although we are disappointed to not be meeting in Seville as we had previously hoped, we are excited for the new opportunities and accessibility that a virtual event offers. We are currently sourcing an online platform with the goal of giving our IAIA21 attendees an unparalleled conference experience and high levels of engagement with other participants. 
    Look for more details on the platform and conference rates in early December. We know some of you rolled over your IAIA20 registrations to IAIA21, and we will be reaching out to you regarding options at that time. 


    Coming soon: Symposium encore, publications, and more

    Check out what is coming in the next few weeks: an encore of the virtual symposium "Our Interconnected World," giving registered participants another chance to view sessions; a free webinar on One Belt One Road; a Japanese translation of the HIA FasTips document; and a new publication on the Circular Economy and Impact Assessment.


    Survey on ecological connectivity in EA

    IAIA member Charla Patterson is conducting a survey on ecological connectivity in the environmental assessment community. Please consider taking time to share your experiences conducting connectivity analysis in environmental assessment. The results will be used to inform a research paper examining the inclusion of connectivity in EIA.


    IAIA staff working remotely

    Until further notice, IAIA staff continue to work remotely to provide uninterrupted member service to the greatest extent possible. Please email if you need to reach us, as we are not in the office to take phone calls.



    What is an article transfer?

    Having an article rejected by a journal happens to almost all academics during their career, and you may be invited to consider other options via a transfer process. Take a look at this guide from Taylor & Francis, publisher of IAIA’s journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, to find out everything you need to know about article transfers.

    New platform launched: Save time on reporting

    Wondering where to start when screening and scoping for social and human rights issues? Download a country context report from INGA. With 7 categories on the social and human rights context, 300+ indicators, and 70+ sources, INGA is the most comprehensive, transparent, up-to-date and time-saving data platform available.

    Emerging digital tools for marine and freshwater conservation

    The digital revolution in the age of big data is creating new research opportunities. Approaches such as culturomics and iEcology promise to provide huge benefits and novel sources of information for ecological research, conservation management, and policy.

    Sustainable cities: Lessons from Nepal and Colombia

    Nature-based solutions have played a crucial role in cities’ design for centuries, but rapid urbanization is putting natural resources to the test. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) cities’ unit is releasing a new set of guidelines for policymakers and city practitioners for integrated and sustainable neighborhood design with an emphasis on community needs.

    Renewable energy defies Covid-19 to hit record growth in 2020

    Global renewable electricity installation will hit a record level in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency, in sharp contrast with the declines caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the fossil fuel sectors.

    Scientists watch as China’s remote glaciers melt at “shocking” pace

    Glaciers in China's bleak Qilian mountains are disappearing at a shocking rate as global warming brings unpredictable change and raises the prospect of crippling, long-term water shortages, scientists say.


    Net Zero by Life Cycle. 14 Jan 2021. Worcester, UK.(webinar)

    ICISS 2021: 4th International Conference on Intelligent Sustainable Systems. 26-27 February 2021. Tirunelveli, India.

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