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Submission deadline was 31 January 2012

Important Dates

  • August 2011 Session proposal submission opens
  • 31 August 2011 Deadline for session proposals and requests for special meetings
  • 10 September 2011 Session organizers notified of acceptance status
  • 2 December 2012 Preliminary program posted; paper and poster abstract submission opens
  • 31 January 2012 Deadline for submission of paper and poster abstracts
  • 29 February 2012 Authors notified of paper or poster acceptance status
  • 15 March 2012 Registration and payment deadline for presenters and all individuals to be listed in the final program and proceedings
  • 8 April 2012 Deadline for draft papers
  • 30 April 2012 Paper reviews completed
  • 31 July 2012 Deadline for revised papers
  • 31 August 2012 Deadline for final, formatted papers submitted to HQ for posting in online proceedings

IAIA12 Energy Future: The Role of Impact Assessment

Porto, Portugal 27 May - 1 June 2012

A defining issue throughout human history has been how societies have pursued the supply and management of energy. Our view of the world and the world economy over the last 3-4 human generations has been shaped by assumptions of infinite energy supplied primarily by fossil fuels. Impact assessments have scrutinized thousands of energy projects, but few have considered the long-term future supply and sources of non-renewable and renewable energy as critical to decision-making. Now, however, the basic principle of limitless energy is under challenge.


Impact assessment has proven to be a powerful evolving tool able to incorporate environmental, social and health concerns, among others, in decision-making processes. More integrated approaches are being tested for biodiversity and climate change. Understanding the future of energy must also be one of the highest priorities for impact assessment professionals.

What is the role of impact assessment on future global, national and local energy decisions and choices? How can we tackle the environmental and social risks that will appear as a result of our quest for the development, production and management of new energy sources?

Keynote Address

Global Climate Change Post-­‐2012 Regime and Energy Policy by Jorge Moreira da Silva


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