Events 16.05.2018

IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition

20 April 2018: Registration deadline!

The theme of the 38th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment is Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition.

Globally, societies are in transition due to environmental challenges such as climate change, shifts in political power as seen in Europe and the USA, and social changes such as mass migration. All these changes and challenges pose a threat to the sustainability of the physical and human environment, and growing inequality threatens both the social and natural environment.

Although the aim of development is to create a more sustainable environment, the reality is often that only few people benefit while others are left to bear the brunt of the impacts and greater inequality. Environmental management should serve to translate environmental costs into wellbeing benefits for all of humankind and not just the privileged few.

Conference topics include Assessing and managing environmental risks in societies in transition; Biodiversity and ecology; Climate change; Contribution of IA to human wellbeing; Corporate stewardship and risk management; Cultural heritage; Disasters and conflicts; Ecosystem services, health, livelihoods, and environmental justice; Energy and societies in transition; Environmental justice challenges of climate change; Health impact assessment; Human rights, equality, and environmental justice; Indigenous peoples and environmental justice; Extractive resources; Mining, industrial development, and environmental justice; Renewable energy; Power generation and transmission; Professional development and capacity building in IA; Public participation and environmental justice; and Social impact assessment.

16 – 19 May 2018

Venue

Durban, South Africa

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