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Popular "Foundations of IA" online course available
IAIA23: Register before rates increase!
Another cycle of IAIA's 12-week Professional Development Program "Foundations of Impact Assessment" online course will be held from 23 January through 16 April 2023. Participants start and complete the course within this period according to the schedule they arrange with their trainer. Register by 9 January 2023. Seats are limited!
Secure the early bird registration rates when you register by 8 February for IAIA23 in Kuching, Malaysia. Download the preliminary program to learn about the 70+ technical sessions, 12 training courses, 6 technical visits, networking activities, and more!
Financial aid available for IAIA23
Check out the various program requirements and deadlines, and apply ASAP:
- Student Bursaries (Deadline: 6 January)
- Conference Inclusiveness Bursary Program (Deadline: 6 January)
- Student Training Course Fee Waivers (apply between 15-30 March)
Increase your organization’s visibility at IAIA23
Consider being an IAIA23 sponsor or exhibitor. Sponsorship options start as low as US$3000, and exhibit booth prices are the lowest they have been in 10+ years! Both come with complimentary registrations and other benefits. Click here for more details.
IAIA holiday hours
IAIA will be closed for the holidays starting 24 December, with staff returning to the office on Tuesday, 3 January.
More cultural treasures get UNESCO status
Hungarian folk music, the French baguette and Cuba’s rum knowledge are among the treasures of humanity added to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list this week. Browse the list, which recognizes living traditions and their importance in maintaining cultural diversity in a globalized world.
Europe unveils plans to cut plastic pollution
Mandatory return schemes for plastic bottles look set to be rolled out in the EU as part of the European Commission’s circular economy proposals just published. The new rules will have to be approved by the European Parliament and member states to become law.
World Bank, partners launch tracking system to clean up carbon markets
The World Bank and partners including Singapore have launched a global tracking system to clean up the opaque market for carbon credits and help developing countries raise much-needed climate finance quickly and more cheaply.
After U.N. climate deal, “loss and damage” funding two years off
Countries agreed at last month's United Nations climate summit to create a fund to help poor countries damaged by climate disasters, but it will likely take two years to work out where the money will come from. The deal to create a "loss and damage" fund was hailed as a breakthrough for developing country negotiators at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt.
All regions experienced water extremes in 2021
All regions of the world saw water extremes last year—both floods and droughts—and billions of people had insufficient fresh water. Large areas of the planet recorded drier than normal conditions in 2021, the UN's World Meteorological Organization said in its first annual State of Global Water Resources report.
Host city for 2030 Winter Olympics hasn't yet been named. Why? It may not be cold enough
Concern over warmer temperatures and vanishing snow in some of the world’s winter playgrounds has put the selection of a host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics on hold. The IOC said this week it needs more time to address the challenges of climate change. Only one location from the previous 21 Winter Games would be cold enough today to host the winter Olympics, a study found.
International Conference on Innovation and Technological Advances for Sustainability. 1-3 March 2023. Doha, Qatar.
IAIAsa: IEM in the Roaring 2020’s. 22-25 August 2023. Skukuza Kruger National Park, South Africa.