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Food security FasTips, new Board members, and more

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    Food security FasTips, new Board members, and more

    IAIA Board of Directors election results
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    Alan Ehrlich (President-Elect), Mireya Archila (Director), and Francesco Mazzei (Director) have been elected to the IAIA Board. Their terms begin immediately following IAIA23. They join a highly committed group of existing Board members, and we look forward to working with them in advancing IAIA’s mission and vision. Read their bios.  Thank you to all candidates who stood for election and to all members who took time to cast their votes.

    IAIA23: Networking opportunities and more
    Take advantage of networking opportunities at IAIA23 by joining us in Kuching 8-11 May 2023! Browse the preliminary program for full details. Interested in training courses and technical visits? Be sure to register by 13 March -- events below minimum registrants after that date will be cancelled. IAIA23 is an in-person conference (virtual participation is not available for this event); read why.

    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.

    A note of thanks to our IAIA23 supporters and partners
    A huge thank you to these organizations for their contributions toward making the IAIA23 conference a success: Norad; Prizma LLC; Impact Assessment Agency of Canada; Chiba University of Commerce; Hatch; European Investment Bank; Business Events Sarawak; Tribe Legacy Sarawak Campaign; and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture.

    Online training opportunities
    Learn from the experts in these live, virtual training courses starting soon:
    - Effective engagement in impact assessment
    - Tools for stronger argument and clearer writing
    - Resettlement and livelihood restoration
    - Conflict management and resolution in EIA projects
    - Leadership in ESIA

    IAIA members: New Section Coordinator, plus Board minutes posted
    The Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Section is pleased to welcome its new co-coordinator, Juan Carlos Tejeda Gonzalez. Interact with Juan Carlos and other Section Coordinators in the Members Group of IAIAConnect. Plus: Minutes from the IAIA Board’s recent meetings are now posted on the members-only page. Log in, then click Members-Only Content to download.

    IAIA FasTips on food security released

    Food security is essential to achieving a just and sustainable world, and impact assessment processes may be enhanced through food security considerations. FasTips No. 24, “Food Security in Impact Assessment,” is now available. The FasTips series offers practical clarification on frequently asked questions and is particularly useful for a quick look when there is no time for investigating or reviewing others' experiences or formal guidances.

    IAPA Volume 40 abstracts now available in Spanish
    A select article by Alan Ehrlich and abstracts for the entirety of Volume 40 of IAIA’s journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, are now available in Spanish, thanks to IAIA’s partnership with COMIMPACT (Mexico) and the coordination efforts of Luis Montañez.

    Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon falls in first month under Lula
    Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest fell in January from a year earlier, in the first monthly figures under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. In mid-January, Brazilian environmental agents launched their first anti-logging raids under Lula, who has pledged to end surging destruction under his predecessor.

    The Indigenous model helping defend the Alaskan wilderness
    Indigenous leaders across the globe are winning game-changing environmental victories against the odds. Fossil fuel companies have been eyeing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for decades. The campaign to protect it scored a major victory recently.

    On climate, most corporations more talk than action
    The world's biggest and richest companies are failing to deliver on their climate pledges, according to an in-depth analysis that calls on governments to crack down on corporate greenwashing. Analysts assessed the integrity of each corporation's climate plan, looking at the accuracy of self-reported emissions, targets set for reducing them, progress to date, and how heavily pledges depend on questionable compensation schemes known as carbon offsets.

    Coral Triangle communities find solutions as underwater world faces deep climate challenges
    Apo Island lies within the Coral Triangle, a vast ecosystem that stretches across the marine territories of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The Coral Triangle is home to more than 500 varieties of coral and is the most biodiverse place in the world for fish species.

    IAIA-WNC: More Effective IA: Stronger Argument and Clearer Writing. 27 & 29 March and 3 & 5 April 2023. Online workshop.

    EcoSummit 2023 — 6th International EcoSummit Congress. 13-17 June 2023. Gold Coast, Australia.


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