International Association for Impact Assessment

Popular online training opens, plus free panel recordings and more

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    Popular online training opens, plus free panel recordings and more

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    Another cycle of IAIA's 12-week Professional Development Program "Foundations of Impact Assessment" online course will be held from 5 June through 27 August 2023. Participants start and complete the course within this period according to the schedule they arrange with their trainer. Register by 22 May 2023. Seats are limited!

    IAIA23 final program available soon
    Resilience through impact assessment and leadership” will take place 8-11 May in Kuching, Malaysia. Registration is now closed. Read about the featured keynote speaker, Prof. Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, and watch for the final program to be posted soon!

    Thank you to our IAIA23 supporters, partners, and exhibitors
    Norad; Impact Assessment Agency of Canada; Chiba University of Commerce; Hatch; SLR Consulting; WSP; European Investment Bank; MyCEB; Business Events Sarawak; Tribe Legacy Sarawak Campaign; Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture; Philippine Learning Center for Environment and Social Sustainability; and Royal HaskoningDHV.

    Virtual forum recordings available (for free!)
    "Think Big: 2050 City Megagrowth,” hosted by IAIA in collaboration with Cities Alliance, is a discussion series supporting efforts to address looming environmental and social impacts affecting the world’s cities to 2050 and beyond. Watch Panel 1 and Panel 2, plus the Live Q&A Session recording. Stay tuned for Part Two of this forum coming in July 2023.

    IAIA24: Call for training course proposals (Dublin!)
    Save the date! IAIA24 will be held 24-27 April 2024 in Dublin, Ireland. Consider submitting your proposals for training courses to be offered in conjunction with IAIA24. Application information is now available, and proposals are due 12 June 2023.

    HQ out-of-office for part of May
    The IAIA HQ office will be closed 1-19 May while staff head to Kuching for IAIA23. During that period, we will have access to email while on-site (5-12 May), but responses may be delayed. The office will re-open Monday, 22 May.

    5 essential social media and digital communication skills for researchers

    Having great digital communication skills and knowing how to use social media to network and promote your research is a vital part of demonstrating the impact of your work. Taylor & Francis, publisher of IAIA's journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, offers a 15-minute podcast for researchers: listen and read for top tips.

    Tapping into the power of community to make informal settlements healthier (Op-ed)
    From poor air quality and inadequate housing conditions to limited access to water, sanitation and electricity, informal neighborhoods face environmental and social challenges that harm people’s health, affecting the poorest and most marginalized communities the hardest. Given that more than one billion people in the Global South – a quarter of the world’s urban population – live in informal settlements, this is no small issue.

    Unsung heroes of conservation: Indigenous people fight for forests
    Every year, the world loses enough forest trees to fill Portugal. Much of that deforestation happens on Indigenous lands and often without their prior and informed consent. But these communities are demanding change and fighting to protect their ancestral lands. Indigenous communities are also demanding fair and equitable sharing of the benefits of the genetic resources derived from the forests they call home.

    Ice sheets can collapse faster than previously thought possible
    Ice sheets can retreat up to 600 meters a day during periods of climate warming, 20 times faster than the highest rate of retreat previously measured. An international team of researchers used high-resolution imagery of the seafloor to reveal just how quickly a former ice sheet that extended from Norway retreated at the end of the last Ice Age, about 20,000 years ago.

    “Good” carbon credits are now being independently validated
    By allowing companies and organizations to offset their greenhouse gas emissions by supporting sustainable and socially responsible projects, carbon credits can help to reduce overall carbon emissions and promote sustainability. However, not all carbon credit programs are created equal. To ensure the integrity and transparency of the carbon market, it is important to have “good” carbon credit programs that meet certain criteria and standards.

    This Ukrainian company is hoping to rebuild from the ground up - with recycled concrete
    They’re currently little more than a backdrop for the human suffering unfolding across Ukraine: homes, theatres, hospitals and office buildings reduced to rubble. What should be done with such a massive quantity of construction waste? No landfill is capable of processing such a volume, which could lead to not only an economic but also an environmental catastrophe. A Ukrainian building company, Kopach Profi, is looking for solutions.

    SEST 2023. International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies. 4-6 September, 2023. Mugla, Turkey.

    ICOB11. 11th International Congress on Biodiversity. 15-19 Oct 2023. Naples, Italy.


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