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Register by 7 September for Cape Town climate change symposium
Only three weeks remain to submit a nomination for the 2023 IAIA Awards!
Anyone can nominate a company, client, or colleague for an award! IAIA has seven award categories, only two of which require the recipient be an IAIA member -- all other categories are open to everyone (members and non-members alike).
It is an honor for IAIA to present awards and recognize the hard work and diligent acts that promote awareness and best practice in the field of impact assessment. Please help us by nominating a person or an entity that you feel is dedicated to excellence.
Need inspiration? Read about the 2022 IAIA Award Winners or check out the past award recipients.
Join us in Cape Town this September for “Celsius 1.5: Impact Assessment and Climate Change,” exploring the intersection between climate change and IA, best practices in resilient and low-carbon cities, and Africa’s transition to a low-carbon economy. Check out the sessions and presentations, and consider adding a training course, technical tour, or workshop to your registration.
Online training courses starting soon
Register now for these live, virtual IAIA courses:
• Smarter monitoring and auditing for more effective implementation (4 sessions; starts 6 September)
• More effective IA: Tools for stronger argument and clearer writing (4 sessions; starts 15 November)
Foundations of impact assessment: 12-week online course offered
IAIA's 12-week Professional Development Program (PDP) "Foundations of impact assessment" online course will be held from 26 September through 16 December 2022. Participants start and complete the course within this period according to the schedule they arrange with their trainer. Registration is open now through 12 September 2022, and seats are limited.
IAIA23: Abstract submission opens 5 September
IAIA23, “Resilience through impact assessment and leadership,” will be held 8-11 May 2023 in Kuching, Malaysia. Abstract submission will be open 5 September through 7 November. IAIA23 will offer more than 50 session topics, so there is something for everyone!
New: Follow-up best practice available in Italian
IAIA is pleased to announce that Special Publication Series No. 6, “Impact assessment follow-up best practice principles” is now available in Italian, with thanks to IAIA member Umberto Baresi for the translation.
8 useful research paper writing tools and resources
Academic writing can be a daunting and time-consuming process, but with the help of the right tools you can make writing your paper much easier. Check out these 8 tools and resources that will help you work better and smarter when writing a research paper, from Taylor & Francis, the publisher of IAIA’s journal.
Has the circular economy finally reached a positive tipping point?
Circular economy (the opposite of a “take-make-waste” linear economy) has been a topic of discussion for a decade or more. But somehow it’s a term that’s never made its way into the popular lexicon. Is that changing? Have we reached a positive tipping point? Is circularity becoming a business priority?
We need more protected areas, but that’s not all
Researchers warn that simply aiming for a percentage of land and water protected isn’t the best way to ensure species’ survival. In other words, achieving 30×30 won’t be a success if it’s not in the right places or managed appropriately with adequate staff and budgets.
Africa getting just 12% of financing needed to adapt to climate change: Report
Around $250 billion is needed annually to help African countries move to greener technologies and adapt to the effects of climate change, yet funding in 2020 was just $29.5 billion, according to a report by the Climate Policy Initiative. Wealthy countries have faced growing criticism for failing to meet a pledge made in 2009 to provide $100 billion annually to help poorer countries and the issue is likely to be central to discussions at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt this November
How countries can tackle devastating peatland wildfires
Dry weather, extreme heat and strong winds have combined to fan wildfires across Europe, the United States and other parts of the world over the last few weeks. Extreme wildfires are devastating to people, biodiversity and ecosystems. They also exacerbate climate change by contributing significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. What can be done to limit their spread next year?
EIANZ: Wellbeing, Sustainability and Impact Assessment: towards more integrated policy-making. 30 November - 1 December 2022. Wellington, New Zealand.
IAIA WNC: Research on alternative approaches to Cumulative Effects Assessment: an online talk and Q&A with Chris Joseph. 14 September 2022. Online.
UVP-Gesellschaft E.V.: 30+ years of the EIA Act - the environmental assessment as a component of sustainable future design. 21-23 September. Freiburg, Germany.