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Free webinar: Food security in impact assessment
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. These pre-conference courses will be held 22-23 April in Dublin and should align with the conference theme, "Impact Assessment for a Just Transformation." Proposals are due 12 June 2023.
Were you inspired by the sessions and presentations of IAIA23? Do you have a great idea for a conference session? Consider submitting your own session idea for IAIA24! Proposals for sessions will be opening next week, with a deadline of 24 July. Stay tuned for the submission form and details.
Join us on 20 June at 18:00 UTC to learn more about how to integrate food security assessment within EIA, mainly in regional or strategic level environmental assessments. This webinar will discuss the four pillars of food security (availability, access, utilization, and stability) to integrate food security considerations. Register now!
Key citations editor sought
IAIA features a series of key citations, publications providing a source of readily accessible information representing core literature for people wanting to learn more about a subfield of impact assessment. IAIA extends its deepest appreciation to editor Elsa João, who is stepping down after many years of service. We are currently seeking her replacement; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2024 awards nominations invited
Do you have a friend, colleague, or client you think deserves an award? Consider nominating them for one of IAIA's seven annual awards! Anyone who has made a difference, a substantial contribution, or had outstanding achievements in the field of impact assessment qualifies. Plus you do not need to be an IAIA member to submit a nomination. Nominate someone today!
IAIA Headquarters: New mailing address
IAIA HQ is moving! As of 5 June, the new street address will be 3212 14th Avenue SW, Suite 1, Fargo, ND 58103 USA. All other contact information remains the same. Email us if you have any questions.
World likely to breach 1.5C climate threshold by 2027, scientists warn
The breaching of the crucial 1.5C threshold, which scientists have warned could have dire consequences, should be only temporary, according to research from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). However, it would represent a marked acceleration of human impacts on the global climate system, and send the world into “uncharted territory”, the UN agency warned.
Sarawak Indigenous NGO squeezed by defamation case, silenced from reporting alleged logging
A court in the Malaysian state of Sarawak announced 15 May that it will delay the hearing of a defamation suit filed by a logging conglomerate against Indigenous-led environmental rights group SAVE Rivers. This marks the fourth time the trial has been postponed, protracting the financial and legal pressure on Indigenous activists within and outside SAVE Rivers.
Ireland’s native bee sanctuary is a world first
Its founder explains why he’s conflicted about World Bee Day, and what we should do to really help pollinators. Firstly, he says, just one day is not enough: with 40 per cent of invertebrate pollinator species, particularly bees and butterflies, facing extinction globally, “every day needs to be World Bee Day.” The way to be better, he explains, is by providing wild native bees with suitable habitat with plentiful, varied forage and letting them go about their business in peace.
UN roadmap outlines solutions to cut global plastic pollution
Plastic pollution could reduce by 80% by 2040 if countries and companies make deep policy and market shifts using existing technologies, according to a new report by UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The report is released ahead of a second round of negotiations in Paris on a global agreement to beat plastic pollution, and outlines the magnitude and nature of the changes required to end plastic pollution and create a circular economy.
AQEI: The Process of Integrating Environment into International Development Initiatives at Global Affairs Canada (GAC): All You Need To Know. 8 June 2023. Webinar.
IAIA-WNC: IA and IPAs—Winnipeg Pub Night. 9 June 2023. Winnipeg, Canada.
For Climate Action, Urban Finance: Climate-responsible Planning for Equitable Places & Communities. 10-13 October 2023. Toronto, Canada.
OAIA: Next Generation Impact & Environmental Assessment in Ontario. 25-26 October 2023. Toronto, Canada.