The Role of Impact Assessment in

Transitioning to the Green Economy

Papers

We will be posting peer reviewed papers, posters and discussion papers as they become available.Browse available documents here.

Authors/Presenters in Theme Forums and Concurrent Thematic Sessions: please forward your papers to your sector chair for final approval and posting.

Announcements from IAIA10

EXPERTS AT UN MEETING CONSIDER GREEN ECONOMY’S IMPACT ON SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT
New York, Apr 8 2010 12:05PMExperts from 75 countries gathered in Geneva today for a United Nations-backed meeting to discuss the social and environmental impact of transitioning to a more environmentally-friendly economy. Full Article

Final Program

The final program is now available for download. IAIA '10 Final Program [PDF - 710KB]

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30th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment

6-11 April 2010 | International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) | Geneva, Switzerland

"We invite international experts, IA practitioners, sector leaders, and policy makers from industry, government, consultancies, donor agencies, and academia to collaborate on what needs to be done and how to attain this vision."
- Hussein Abaza, IAIA10 Program Chair

In order to prepare our global societies to face a transition toward green economies, it is important to conduct assessments that will demonstrate the types of green investments that best fit local, national, and regional environments. Impact assessments have the power to influence and shape green policy development, which will in turn play a major role in addressing the global crises.

Global economic growth over the past 50 years has been accompanied by accelerated environmental decline. From 1981 to 2005, global GDP has more than doubled. In contrast, 60% of the world’s ecosystems are now considered degraded or are being exploited in an unsustainable manner.

Meanwhile, the global economy is in a multi-dimensional crisis. The financial crisis has been driving much of the developed world into recession, affecting businesses and jobs around the world. The fuel crisis, reflected in wildly fluctuating prices, is threatening the reliability and security of energy supply, and climate change is aggravating these challenges and the achievement of Millennium Development Goals.

Objective, Topics, and Outcome

The objective of IAIA10 is to take advantage of the opportunity to provide policy makers with materials to help address the global crises.

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IAIA10 will focus on the following sectors that have the potential for sustainable green investment:

  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Cities
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • IAIA Section Specific

Program

The Preliminary Program, including descriptions of sessions, training courses and technical visits, is available by clicking the “Program” tab above, or directly here at Preliminary Program [PDF - 625KB].

Background and Important Links

Host sponsor UNEP logoHost Organization

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