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A Critical Evaluation of the Effectiveness of SEA in Thailand

Abstract ID# 279

Presenting Author: Pichayut  Viwatrujirapong

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Evaluating the effectiveness of two pilot SEA studies in Thailand, using a developed evaluation framework that incorporates context. Improvement strategies are also developed and validated.

Acceptance Status: approve



Intercultural Classroom: Social Management Tool

Abstract ID# 665

Presenting Author: Alberto  Jara Hamann |  Coauthor(s):  Galo Omar Díaz Meléndez

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: Structure of the methodological tool Intercultural Classroom; five moments: presentation, previous knowledge, dialogued exposition, applying and verifying what has been learned what. Results experienc

Acceptance Status: approve



NatureTech to measure and deliver Net Gains for biodiversity - eDNA

Abstract ID# 177

Presenting Author: Pippa  Howard |  Coauthor(s):  Owen Middleton

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: A demonstration on how eDNA provides fit-for-purpose metrics that enable net gain baselining, target setting, monitoring and tracking.

Acceptance Status: approve



"Are Coastal Regions More Vulnerable to Climate Change than Inland Areas?"

Abstract ID# 430

Presenting Author: sunmin  jun |  Coauthor(s):  juchul jung

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: Coastal Regions: Challenges, Vulnerability, and Livability

Acceptance Status: approve



A case for harnessing nuisance in freshwater ecosystems in Niger Delta

Abstract ID# 194

Presenting Author: Chinogozim  Vincent-Akpu |  Coauthor(s):  Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu

Preferred Session:  Climate, Energy and Agriculture/Forestry linkages

Summary Statement: Freshwater in Niger Delta is being riddled with plastics, invasive species and flooding in addition to oil pollution. The paper discusses the beneficial alternatives to tackle these nuisance.

Acceptance Status: approve



A discussion on the prospect of nature-based solution for climate change

Abstract ID# 670

Presenting Author: Lookman   Issa

Preferred Session:  Climate, Energy and Agriculture/Forestry linkages

Summary Statement: In summary, the paper weighs heavily the pro-nbs arguments with contra-nbs arguments as found in contemporary studies.

Acceptance Status: approve



A dual perspective on the SEA Directive: Legal mandates and Sustainability

Abstract ID# 609

Presenting Author: Ulf  Kjellerup |  Coauthor(s):  Lone Kørnøv

Preferred Session:  The SEA Directive in EU, 20 Years on, implementation and effectiveness.

Summary Statement: Between legal scope of application and achieving sustainable development in SEA

Acceptance Status: approve



A fast and green transition : are just and fast compatible

Abstract ID# 99

Presenting Author: Marie-Eve  Lemieux |  Coauthor(s):  Marie-Josee Grimard

Preferred Session:  Reflecting Indigenous knowledge for a Just Transformation in impact assessment

Summary Statement: The presentation will cover the challenges face by the energy sector and explore a case study of over thirty years of evolving practices where First Nations coexists with hydropower installations.

Acceptance Status: approve



A focus on effective IA Screening and Scoping

Abstract ID# 483

Presenting Author: Jan  Grobler

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment: enabling or constraining sustainable energy transitions?

Summary Statement: Effective Screening and Scoping is a key prerequisite for impact assessment to enable a sustainable energy transition.

Acceptance Status: approve



A just transition - for whom?

Abstract ID# 353

Presenting Author: Vidette  Bester |  Coauthor(s):  Jessica Edwards

Preferred Session:  What role does IA play in a responsible exit from the fossil fuel sector?

Summary Statement: We have applied the lessons learned from within the mining industry, a sector at the center of the just transition debate, to propose ways of building transformation into the just transition movement.

Acceptance Status: approve



A New Frontier for Biodiversity Monitoring & NPI: eDNA derived from insects

Abstract ID# 581

Presenting Author: Vere  Ross-Gillespie |  Coauthor(s):  Harrison Tan

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: Environmental DNA (eDNA) derived biodiversity layers represents a game changer for Net Positive Impact monitoring and mine site planning. We demonstrate a model for its application globally.

Acceptance Status: approve



A polyphonic concept of Just Transformation: Strengthening its agency

Abstract ID# 570

Presenting Author: Luis Alberto  Lopez Espinoza

Preferred Session:  Remember the intangibles and spiritual values for a just transition

Summary Statement: This paper seeks to incorporate the intercultural dimension from the Shipibo perspective into the Just Transformation discussion within the framework of IA and Sustainable Development Goals.

Acceptance Status: approve



A scorecard to assess and improve infrastructure engagement

Abstract ID# 242

Presenting Author: Ruth  O'Connor |  Coauthor(s):  Kirsty Jones

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: This presentation describes a scorecard that assesses infrastructure engagement excellence in contract management and discusses opportunities and barriers to benchmarking performance

Acceptance Status: approve



A SimCity EIA approach to facilitate just transformation ?

Abstract ID# 418

Presenting Author: Raymond   WONG |  Coauthor(s):  Grace KWOK

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: Exploration of SimCity-based approach for research or science-based visual impact communication

Acceptance Status: approve



A SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT TOOL OF GIS, LCA, AND SOCIAL COSTS FOR ENERGY

Abstract ID# 606

Presenting Author: NGO  PHUONG |  Coauthor(s):  Tin Htoo

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: Examines crop residue management in Myanmar & Vietnam. Small-scale rice straw biogas is cost-effective; medium & large-scale operations are costly. Suggests exploring alternative renewable energy opti

Acceptance Status: approve



A Tool to Support Indigenous Participation in Impact Assessment

Abstract ID# 419

Presenting Author: Matthew  Carlson |  Coauthor(s):  Kevan Berg

Preferred Session:  Multi-dimensional cumulative effects assessment with Indigenous peoples

Summary Statement: A modeling platform to support Indigenous participation in environmental impact assessment through evaluation of cumulative effects to traditional land use in Alberta, Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



A transformative Framework for Socioeconomic Cumulative Effect Assessment

Abstract ID# 446

Presenting Author: Effah  Antwi |  Coauthor(s):  John Boakye-Danquah

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: The study introduces a culturally tailored, multi-dimensional framework to holistically assess the impacts of mining on Indigenous communities in Canada, addressing often overlooked health, economic,

Acceptance Status: approve



A typology of approaches to regional cumulative effects assessment

Abstract ID# 437

Presenting Author: Jenny  Pope |  Coauthor(s):  Renee Young

Preferred Session:  Regional cumulative effects assessment to support a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This paper presents a typology of approaches to regional cumulative effects assessment (RCEA), representing the diversity of practice. The application of RCEA to transitions in mining region

Acceptance Status: approve



Achieving a just transformation in Australia’s renewable energy zones

Abstract ID# 200

Presenting Author: Sharon  Harwood |  Coauthor(s):  Dave Blair

Preferred Session:  How prepared is IA for next-generation renewable energy megaprojects?

Summary Statement: How the outcomes of a strategic environmental and social assessment can be used to achieve a just transformation in Australia’s renewable energy zones.

Acceptance Status: approve



Activities in Protected Areas: From Impacts to Value Components

Abstract ID# 20

Presenting Author: Marie-Claude  Martel

Preferred Session:  Marine Impact Assessments for Ecosystem-Based Maritime Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: Balancing beneficial activities for coastal communities with maintaining conservation objectives presents unique challenges when conducting impact assessments in marine protected areas.

Acceptance Status: approve



Adaptive Coastal Development Management: Red Sea Turtle Nesting

Abstract ID# 544

Presenting Author: Yanni  Smith |  Coauthor(s):  David McGrath

Preferred Session:  Marine Impact Assessments for Ecosystem-Based Maritime Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: The challenges and prospects of ensuring protection to the Turtle habitat in the pre-concept design phase of the development in the Al Wajh Lagoon, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia.

Acceptance Status: approve



Addressing Varied Interests of Resettled Groups in the Declaration

Abstract ID# 183

Presenting Author: Dolores  Koenig

Preferred Session:  Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by DFDR

Summary Statement: This panel discussion session will discuss the launch of a Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by Development-Forced Displacement and Resettlement developed by a multi-stakeholder group

Acceptance Status: approve



Advances in policy and practice on the mitigation hierarchy in Mozambique

Abstract ID# 245

Presenting Author: Hugo  Costa |  Coauthor(s):  Eleutério Duarte

Preferred Session:  Nature Positive outcomes through a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This presentation will show how Mozambique as integrated no net loss / net gain in biodiversity in its environmental assessment legislation, in line with national biodiversity targets.

Acceptance Status: approve



Advancing cumulative effects (CE) research in Canada in support of IA.

Abstract ID# 604

Presenting Author: Brian  Eddy |  Coauthor(s):  Christina Clarke

Preferred Session:  Regional cumulative effects assessment to support a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: With over 300 new resource development projects planned or in development, Natural Resources Canada is advancing innovative research in cumulative effects in support of impact assessments (IAs).

Acceptance Status: approve



Advancing E&S IA for Operations at the World Bank with AI Technology

Abstract ID# 518

Presenting Author: Hak Joo  Song |  Coauthor(s):  Elhadji Amadou Oury Diallo

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: The World Bank is using AI technology to enhance ESF processes including E&S risk assessments, showing a promising direction with an 85% satisfaction rate in WB projects and improving efficiency.

Acceptance Status: approve



Advancing ESIA for a Just Transition

Abstract ID# 644

Presenting Author: Dean  Slocum

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: Firsthand experience from ESIAs to highlight the advances forced by the Justice40 initiative and consider how these advances will continue to shape the application of GIIP in ESIA in the US.

Acceptance Status: approve



Advancing Indigenous Led Assessment In Canada

Abstract ID# 498

Presenting Author: Rosanne  Van Schie |  Coauthor(s):  Sara Mainville

Preferred Session:  Emerging Practices in Indigenous-led Environmental Assessment

Summary Statement: This research provides examples, experiences, and information about advancing Indigenous-led impact assessment in Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



Adventurers in Dangerous Places: Assessing Environmental Impacts in Conflic

Abstract ID# 302

Presenting Author: Charles  Kelly

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: The presentation will focus on environmental impact assessments in conflict-affected countries as part of integrating environmental considerations into humanitarian responses.

Acceptance Status: approve



Adverse Impacts for Native Hawaiians from Renewable Geothermal Energy

Abstract ID# 638

Presenting Author: Michael  Edelstein

Preferred Session:  Psycho-social impact assessment to help make transformation more just

Summary Statement: PsychoSocial Impact on Native Hawaiians from renewable Geothermal Energy is assessed for harm to indigenous belief and practice and direct effects on proximate populations, including release of potent

Acceptance Status: approve



Agent-based assessment for China’s new integrated environmental zoning

Abstract ID# 312

Presenting Author: Zeyang  Wei |  Coauthor(s):  Zishu Wang

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: The potential influence of integrated environmental zoning on industrial layouts and pollution control was predicted using agent-based modelling, and the policy implications were provided.

Acceptance Status: approve



Agrivoltaics Capitalisation: A just energy transition for food production

Abstract ID# 103

Presenting Author: Anne  Dansey

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: The Agrivoltaics Capitalisation program supports the next phase of Research and Industry Development activity to support energy transition and emissions reduction targets for Victorian Agric

Acceptance Status: approve



Alberta and Regional Impact Assessments

Abstract ID# 411

Presenting Author: Gavin  Fitch

Preferred Session:  From the Top-Down; Are Regional Assessments the key to sustainability.

Summary Statement: The Land Stewardship Act was arguably ahead of its time in instituting regional effects assessment to foster sustainable development, but its potential has been largely unrealized.

Acceptance Status: approve



An analysis of the NEMA S30A Directives issued to eThekwini Municipality

Abstract ID# 323

Presenting Author: Zinhle  Dlamini

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: In my proposed presentation I will look at the validity, conditions as prescribed on the Directives, the ability of the City to comply with the Directives and its effectiveness at local government.

Acceptance Status: approve



An Authentic Approach for Managing Biodiversity at Pipelines

Abstract ID# 233

Presenting Author: BERNA  KARADUMAN |  Coauthor(s):  ROBERTO MEZZALAMA

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: TANAP, with its strategies to net gain and no net loss in critical and natural habitats, will achieve transformation by implementation and monitoring of the biodiversity offset projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



An energy company’s experience in ESHIA for energy transition developments

Abstract ID# 675

Presenting Author: Paloma  Pareja Fernandez

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: This presentation provides examples of recent case studies as well as a detailed review of practical learnings in applying GIIP for ESHIA in the US

Acceptance Status: approve



An Indigenous conceptual model for transformative environmental governance

Abstract ID# 677

Presenting Author: Lawrence  Ignace

Preferred Session:  Reflecting Indigenous knowledge for a Just Transformation in impact assessment

Summary Statement: An Indigenous conceptual model to re-position sustainable social-ecological outcomes within an cumulative effects centered framework.

Acceptance Status: approve



Analysis of the EIA of Landfills for Sustainability in Perú

Abstract ID# 351

Presenting Author: Johanna  Poggi |  Coauthor(s):  July Zegarra

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This article will seek to know if the landfills evaluated had more or less incidence in socio-environmental conflicts, contributing to a Just Transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Analysis of the Implementation of the UNDRIP through Regional Assessments

Abstract ID# 336

Presenting Author: Mathilde  Butler

Preferred Session:  Decolonising SIA through the attitudes and beliefs of practitioners

Summary Statement: This presentation provides a critical analysis of the extent to which Indigenous rights have been asserted through regional assessments (RAs) under the Impact Assessment Act (IAA19) in Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



Analysis of the influencing factors for enhancing social license to operate

Abstract ID# 299

Presenting Author: Kultip  Suwanteep

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: This study identifies and analyzes the influencing factors from the stakeholders' perspective to enhance social license to operate.

Acceptance Status: approve



Application of the NEOM RDMS for strategic and project level EIA

Abstract ID# 534

Presenting Author: John  McManus |  Coauthor(s):  Fiona Symes

Preferred Session:  The role of environmental management strategies for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The presentation will focus on several key aspects: Strategic Assessment Project-Level Assessment Monitoring and Adaptive Management Policy and Regulatory Frameworks

Acceptance Status: approve



Applying the RE-AIM framework to evaluate an environmental policy in China

Abstract ID# 167

Presenting Author: Dan  Xie

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: RE-AIM framework aids environmental policy evaluation, tailored to unique characteristics, supporting government in refining policies.

Acceptance Status: approve



Are the current safeguard screening requirements fit for purpose?

Abstract ID# 252

Presenting Author: Yunae   Yi

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: The increasing human rights concerns calls into question the effectiveness of the current upfront clearance process. Safeguarding should be seamlessly integrated into the project management cycle.

Acceptance Status: approve



Are the ESIA processes in the Lithium Triangle countries effective in asses

Abstract ID# 715

Presenting Author: Consuelo  Garcia Zavala |  Coauthor(s):  Claire Cote, Louisa Rochford Sandy Worden

Preferred Session:  Impacts and risks of lithium and rare earth elements supply chain

Summary Statement: This paper assesses the ESIA regulations for lithium extraction projects in the Lithium Triangle.

Acceptance Status: approve



Armoring pipeline rights-of-way and biodiversity: A regulator’s perspective

Abstract ID# 381

Presenting Author: Joyce  Evans |  Coauthor(s):  Sophia Chen

Preferred Session:  How to Conserve Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Summary Statement: This paper studies impacts of armoring pipelines and potential bioengineering alternatives for flood mitigation projects that support biodiversity and infrastructural and climate resilience.

Acceptance Status: approve



Art at the heart of sharing and discussing learnings with communities

Abstract ID# 317

Presenting Author: Roxane  Lavoie |  Coauthor(s):  Morgan Phillips

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: Art was part of a cumulative-effects assessment as a means to connect and to share and discuss learnings of the project with involved communities.

Acceptance Status: approve



Assessing China's provincial level energy justice and its driving factors

Abstract ID# 154

Presenting Author: Ruilian  Zhang

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: This study delves into the evaluation of energy justice at the provincial level in China and the underlying factors that shape it. Energy justice is a critical facet of sustainable development, and un

Acceptance Status: approve



Assessing Energy Cooperatives in the Australian and Japanese Energy Transition: A Comparative Socio-Legal Analysis

Abstract ID# 729

Presenting Author: Madeline  Taylor

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: The presentation charts the current energy regulatory landscape in Australia and Japan before probing commercial, community engagement, and energy policy reform opportunities to facilitate energy cooperatives and support regional communities.

Acceptance Status: approve



Assessing social impacts for fair nature-based solution projects

Abstract ID# 572

Presenting Author: Mike  Riddell

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: This paper looks at Social Impact Assessment in nature-based solution projects, provides practical examples of impact assessment approaches, and illustrates how this can contribute to fairer projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Assessing the Impacts of Road Bypasses on the Environment and Livelihoods:

Abstract ID# 76

Presenting Author: Beryl Adormaa  Buanya |  Coauthor(s):  Irene Yeboah ,   Antoinette Salmata   Gabby Hayes

Preferred Session:  Practical cases on Cumulative Impact Assessment in the Global South

Summary Statement: The study examines the impact of road bypasses, emphasizing the need for comprehensive planning and mitigation strategies. It contributes valuable insights to the road development discourse.

Acceptance Status: approve



Assessing Underwater Cultural Heritage from Geophysical data.

Abstract ID# 486

Presenting Author: Tim  Marples |  Coauthor(s):  Andy Emery

Preferred Session:  Underwater Cultural Heritage: Developing Approaches and Improving Data

Summary Statement: Doggerland and Sea Country case-studies illustrate current technical issues delivering underwater cultural heritage assessments from the perspectives of a Heritage Consultancy and our stakeholders.

Acceptance Status: approve



Assessment of Bui Hydroelectric Project Impact Mitigation Measures in Ghana

Abstract ID# 98

Presenting Author: Vitus  Tankpa |  Coauthor(s):  Joyce Ocansey

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: A survey of social, economic, health and environmental impact mitigation measures in resettled community revealed the social and environmental measures were more effective than the others.

Acceptance Status: approve



Assessment of locally available seaweeds as sustainable organic compost fer

Abstract ID# 352

Presenting Author: Durlave  Roy |  Coauthor(s):  Durlave Roy

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: Seaweed, Plant Growth, Organic Material, northern fertilizer, Sustainable.

Acceptance Status: approve



Assessment on carbon baseline and sink scenario through rehabilitation

Abstract ID# 573

Presenting Author: Desi  Trianingsih |  Coauthor(s):  Dwi Arianto Harto Darsono

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: This study will help the KPH Sawitto and other KPH in Indonesia, to know the gaps and fulfill the requirement in order to support emission reduction through FOLU activities.

Acceptance Status: approve



Australia: a ‘late-bloomer’ in regional assessments

Abstract ID# 257

Presenting Author: Carolyn  Cameron

Preferred Session:  From the Top-Down; Are Regional Assessments the key to sustainability.

Summary Statement: Peer review insights to bolster the Australian national regional assessment programme, targeted at managing cumulative impacts associated with biodiversity and development hotspots.

Acceptance Status: approve



Australian mining of ETMs in South Africa: Curse or blessing?

Abstract ID# 658

Presenting Author: L Janelle  Ellis Schiemer |  Coauthor(s):  N/A

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: Case study focused in the southern hemisphere regarding the social impacts of critical mineral extraction for a vulnerable host-community in an emerging economy

Acceptance Status: approve



Baffled systems or culturally incompetent impact assessment

Abstract ID# 286

Presenting Author: Jane  Munday

Preferred Session:  Decolonising SIA through the attitudes and beliefs of practitioners

Summary Statement: Decolonisation of impact assessment requires First Nations’ agency over the research, decision-making and governance of impact assessment. Yet, most regulatory structures remain culturally incompetent

Acceptance Status: approve



Balancing the fast deployment of wind energy and the EIA application

Abstract ID# 719

Presenting Author: Leila  Neimane

Preferred Session:  Streamlining Environmental Assessments Towards Transformation

Summary Statement: The study recommends maintaining a proper balance between equitable and just EIA and rapid wind energy deployment in the countries bordering the Baltic Sea and North Sea.

Acceptance Status: approve



Barriers and Facilitators to Just Transformation in Nigeria

Abstract ID# 724

Presenting Author: Marcus  Edino

Preferred Session:  The role of environmental management strategies for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This paper examines the barriers that Nigeria needs to overcome to become a reference point for Just Transformation in Africa and the facilitators of this all important urgent transformation agenda.

Acceptance Status: approve



Becoming a regulator: policy making towards a devolved administration

Abstract ID# 222

Presenting Author: Kirk  Roberts

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: In AlUla County, Saudi Arabia, an IA focused approach is providing fundamental support to the policy-making process as part of the transition to a devolved authority

Acceptance Status: approve



Better explain EIA for a Better Public Participation:Review and Outlook

Abstract ID# 161

Presenting Author: Jean  Hébert

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: AQÉI launched in 2021 a study which combine ESIA and scientific vulgarization expertise to propose a new set of communication activities and new models of ESIA report and statement.

Acceptance Status: approve



Beyond “do no harm”: lessons from green transition works in Africa and Asia

Abstract ID# 208

Presenting Author: Emelie  César |  Coauthor(s):  Anders Ekbom

Preferred Session:  Opportunities for int. development cooperation to go beyond “do-no-harm”

Summary Statement: Lessons are shared from two programs strengthening higher education and research-policy interaction in LMI countries for green just transitions with focus on Inclusive green economy and SEA.

Acceptance Status: approve



Biodiversity Benefits? No Net Loss & Net Gain approaches in Peru & the UK

Abstract ID# 574

Presenting Author: Claudia  Valencia Franke |  Coauthor(s):  Milagros Saloma ,   Claire   Wansbury ,   Juan Tito

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: Peru and the UK are at different stages of applying NNL, BNG and ENG. We will compare projects where AtkinsRéalis used these concepts and share opportunities and challenges found.

Acceptance Status: approve



Biodiversity Credits - what are they and how can they be used?

Abstract ID# 539

Presenting Author: Steve  Edwards

Preferred Session:  Nature Positive outcomes through a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This presentation will explore progress-to-date regarding biodiversity credits, what they are, how they are used, and some of the safeguards that should be considered for using them..

Acceptance Status: approve



Biodiversity mainstreaming in renewable energy projects in Uganda

Abstract ID# 216

Presenting Author: Mulumba  Agaba

Preferred Session:  How to Conserve Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Summary Statement: This study evaluates Uganda's EIA for biodiversity integration in renewable energy projects, emphasizing data collection and monitoring for sustainable development and conservation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Biodiversity Risk Management for Challenging International Projects

Abstract ID# 344

Presenting Author: Dave  Massey |  Coauthor(s):  Jo Nightingale ,   Simon   Boulter ,   James Richardson ,   Doug Tilbury

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: This presentation will explore biodiversity risk management for safeguarding priority biodiversity values in challenging international projects, featuring various case studies.

Acceptance Status: approve



Biodiversity risk screening: Identifying risks and opportunities

Abstract ID# 660

Presenting Author: Suzanne  Livingstone |  Coauthor(s):  Joe Turner ,   Emma   Tatum-Hume ,   James Hutchison ,   Adeline Serckx & Malcolm Starkey

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: Biodiversity risk screening: Identifying risks and opportunities at the corporate and site level to support corporate disclosure reporting and identifying where developers need to focus resources.

Acceptance Status: approve



Biodiversity sweetspots for greater protection in Mekong’s 3S rivers

Abstract ID# 349

Presenting Author: Peter-John   Meynell

Preferred Session:  How to Conserve Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Summary Statement: As a contribution to developing a planning Atlas for the 3S river basins in Lower Mekong, areas of high biodiversity assets (Sweet-spots) are identified and compared with Hotspots of human pressure.

Acceptance Status: approve



Brazil ES Overview Assessment: Strengthening Borrower's Capacity & Systems

Abstract ID# 636

Presenting Author: Guilherme  Faro |  Coauthor(s):  Eric Shayer ,   Alberto   Costa ,   Sofia Ferreira ,   Ana Carolina Cordeiro & Carlos Diniz

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: Development of an E&S decision-support toolkit for the borrowers to better design and coordinate projects’ ES compliance strategy, and, promote more sustainable and resilient projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Bringing local communities as players for biodiversity compensation

Abstract ID# 209

Presenting Author: Suzanne  Cotillon

Preferred Session:  Nature Positive outcomes through a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: How to promote convergence between communities’ engagement and private sector compensation goals using long-term conservation agreements? Lessons learnt from COMBO+ in Guinea.

Acceptance Status: approve



Building a successful Just Transition from coal mining in western Ukraine

Abstract ID# 47

Presenting Author: Paul  Hesketh

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment during Conflict – the Ukraine Experience

Summary Statement: Development of a Pilot Study for Just Transition in the west of Ukraine.

Acceptance Status: approve



Building an Multi-Nation Indigenous Regional Cumulative Effects Assessment

Abstract ID# 676

Presenting Author: Charmaine  Bossé |  Coauthor(s):  Courtney Halvorson

Preferred Session:  Meaningful Impact Assessments Through Indigenous Leadership

Summary Statement: A co-presentation between Transport Canada and the First Nations Fisheries Council of BC on bringing together Coastal First Nations to assess the regional Cumulative Effects of Marine Shipping.

Acceptance Status: approve



Building Evidence to Unlock Impact Finance for Clean Cooking co-benefits

Abstract ID# 417

Presenting Author: Zijun  Li

Preferred Session:  Clean cooking solutions for a safe, clean, and healthy environment

Summary Statement: The report field-tests novel co-benefit measurement methodologies for a biogas intervention in rural Kenya, demonstrating the methods’ feasibility and potential, as well as areas for improvement.

Acceptance Status: approve



Building the Rights Environment for Due Diligence

Abstract ID# 210

Presenting Author: Seán  O'Connell

Preferred Session:  Connecting People and Planet: Respecting the environment and human rights

Summary Statement: Guiding business on integrating human rights and environmental due diligence in the frame of the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution

Acceptance Status: approve



Can Green Hydrogen be produced without significant biodiversity risks?

Abstract ID# 357

Presenting Author: jessica  Hughes |  Coauthor(s):  Warren McCleland ,   Stuart   Heather-Clark ,   Jeremy Blood ,   Dylan Moodaley

Preferred Session:  How to Conserve Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Summary Statement: Green hydrogen is touted as solution to climate change. Can it be done within acceptable limits for biodiversity loss? How do such projects stack up against lender requirements

Acceptance Status: approve



Canada’s Approach to Increase Regulatory Efficiency for Clean Growth Projec

Abstract ID# 384

Presenting Author: Wesley  Moore

Preferred Session:  Streamlining Environmental Assessments Towards Transformation

Summary Statement: Provide an overview of the Government of Canada’s approach to increase regulatory integration and efficiency for major clean growth projects to achieve net-zero commitments.

Acceptance Status: approve



Canadian Indigenous led assessments and regional cumulative effects

Abstract ID# 287

Presenting Author: Kevin  Hanna

Preferred Session:  Regional cumulative effects assessment to support a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Recent Canadian cases in Indigenous led impact assessment provide guidance on how to link and account for cumulative biophysical and social effects in assessment at multiple scales.

Acceptance Status: approve



Capturing the health and well-being impact of climate change:a HIA in Wales

Abstract ID# 35

Presenting Author: Liz  Green

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: The paper highlights how Health Impact Assessment is a useful tool to inform policy and decision makers around the health, well-being and equity impacts of climate change both now and in the future.

Acceptance Status: approve



Carbon Market and Indigenous Consultation Protocols in Brazil

Abstract ID# 709

Presenting Author: Luciana  Paz |  Coauthor(s):  Alexandre Medeiros ,   Katia   Garcia ,   Denise Matos

Preferred Session:  Reflecting Indigenous knowledge for a Just Transformation in impact assessment

Summary Statement: Consultation protocols developed by indigenous communities in Brazil provide companies with important information for the legitimacy of processes involving indigenous lands.

Acceptance Status: approve



Careful argument can improve IA processes

Abstract ID# 404

Presenting Author: Glenn  Brown

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: Well tested but not well-known tools of argument can focus attention, clarify reasoning, yield shorter and clearer documents, aid policy-making and add transparency to IA processes.

Acceptance Status: approve



Catalyse transformation in spatial planning: EA for biodiversity valuation

Abstract ID# 500

Presenting Author: Margarida  Monteiro |  Coauthor(s):  Ana Soares ,   Maria   Partidário ,   Sanne Larsen ,   Lone Kornov

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: We aim to understand how closely actual Environmental Assessment practices adhere to best practices guidelines to promote the valuation of biodiversity in spatial planning.

Acceptance Status: approve



Catalyzing Benefit Sharing through Cultural Co-adaptation

Abstract ID# 275

Presenting Author: Leticia  Solaun |  Coauthor(s):  Suzanne Moreland

Preferred Session:  Benefit-sharing for a fair and just transformation.

Summary Statement: This paper describes the Cultural Co-adaptation Benefit Framework and addresses the impact of collaborative adaptation to enhance equitable benefit sharing, resilience, and social value.

Acceptance Status: approve



CBS for indigenous communities - The case for the Tina Dam, Solomon Islands

Abstract ID# 425

Presenting Author: Francis  Kapini

Preferred Session:  Community Benefit Sharing Funds: Changemakers or appeasement?

Summary Statement: Lessons from the CBSP project in Solomon Islands, Tina River Hydropower Development Project (TRHDP). An integration of the CBSP in development - a case for indigenous communities.

Acceptance Status: approve



Certification in action - from the regulators perspective

Abstract ID# 85

Presenting Author: David  Gainsford

Preferred Session:  The ethical basis of professional environmental practice

Summary Statement: Hear about how and why an Australian state has legislated a mandatory requirement for impact assessment practitioners to sign off on all state significant environmental impact statements.

Acceptance Status: approve



Challenges for impact assessment in Offshore Wind Energy Development

Abstract ID# 386

Presenting Author: Carla   Grigoletto Duarte |  Coauthor(s):  Dibo Ana Paula ,   Siqueira-Gay   Juliana ,   Márcia Regina Denadai ,   Alexander Turra & Luis Enrique Sánchez

Preferred Session:  How prepared is IA for next-generation renewable energy megaprojects?

Summary Statement: Despite the pressure to streamline IA for new energy developments, we cannot give up adequate data, team, time and timing, as well as participative governance arrangements.

Acceptance Status: approve



Chiefs of Ontario Environmental Assessment Toolkit

Abstract ID# 597

Presenting Author: Kathleen  Padulo

Preferred Session:  Meaningful Impact Assessments Through Indigenous Leadership

Summary Statement: Indigenous Peoples need to co-lead or conduct their own environmental assessments.

Acceptance Status: approve



CIA for renewable energy projects that support nature positive goals

Abstract ID# 607

Presenting Author: Rachel  Asante Owusu |  Coauthor(s):  Annie Dakmejian

Preferred Session:  Practical cases on Cumulative Impact Assessment in the Global South

Summary Statement: Aligning Cumulative Impact Assessment with broader biodiversity goals to accelerate a pathway towards nature positive .

Acceptance Status: approve



CLEAN COOKING SOLUTIONS FOR A SAFE, CLEAN, AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Abstract ID# 482

Presenting Author: VITUS  OWINO |  Coauthor(s):  PAULINE ATIENO

Preferred Session:  Clean cooking solutions for a safe, clean, and healthy environment

Summary Statement: The best solutions are usually simple and the irony is that, in their simplicity, they are ignored. Let us leverage on what works is cheap and has a myriad of benefits.

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate change coping mechanisms on farm production in Ota, Nigeria

Abstract ID# 278

Presenting Author: Folasade   Odekunle |  Coauthor(s):  Olabisi Adebayo

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: Climate change threatens to reverse the effort made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition by the activities of the farmers in Nigeria.

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate chage impact assessement in Korea

Abstract ID# 291

Presenting Author: GeunBae  Kim |  Coauthor(s):  jinwon Seo

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: This presentation will look at Korea's climate change impact assessment system, We want to share the achievements and problems through several types of cases, and hear opinions from experts.

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate change and its impacts in rural areas of Pakistan: a Literature rev

Abstract ID# 168

Presenting Author: Abdul Rasool  Khoso |  Coauthor(s):  Jintu Gu ,   Shahnaz   Bhutto

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: A literature review on climate change in rural Pakistan reveals concerning environmental shifts and challenges affecting vulnerable rural communities.

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate change in Danish impact assessment practice: The ugly duck?

Abstract ID# 120

Presenting Author: Ivar  Lyhne |  Coauthor(s):  Lone Kørnøv

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: This presentation unfolds critical aspects of Danish EA practice on assessing GHG emissions and recent agreement among key Danish stakeholders on GHG significance determination approaches.

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate Change Risk Assessment in ESIA: methodological and practical issues

Abstract ID# 485

Presenting Author: Roberto  Mezzalama |  Coauthor(s):  Cristian Villata ,   Massimo   Dragan ,   Jacopo Grassi

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: The presentation will explore some methodological and practical issues in the integration of Climate Change Risk Assessment in ESIA, looking at the current available methodologies and some r

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate Change: Risks, Challenges, and Adaptation & Mitigation Strategies

Abstract ID# 284

Presenting Author: Tony  Fang

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: This study aims to advance the knowledge of the causes, impacts and mechanisms of climate change on the human-nature coupling systems, and identify mitigation and adaptation strategies and practices.

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate emergency and EIA: a framework for offshore oil & gas developments

Abstract ID# 375

Presenting Author: Cristiano  Vilardo |  Coauthor(s):  Guilherme Carvalho

Preferred Session:  What role does IA play in a responsible exit from the fossil fuel sector?

Summary Statement: A proposed framework to integrate climate issues in project-level EIA of offshore oil and gas projects, comprising 5 components: Transparency, Monitoring, Mitigation, Compensation, and Adaptation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate Financing: Achieving Impacts with Sustainable Financing Policy

Abstract ID# 450

Presenting Author: Jianliang  Xiao

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: Through case study, the article presents financing policies and environmental and social management tools of the New Development Bank for projects contributing to climate change

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate Justice through EA c:Case Study of Nepal's Hydropower sector

Abstract ID# 305

Presenting Author: Navaraj  Pokharel |  Coauthor(s):  Bindu Adhikari Adhikari

Preferred Session:  Climate, Energy and Agriculture/Forestry linkages

Summary Statement: Each project has invested more than 1 % of construction cost as Environment Management cost. River banks and near about area with the support of the Hydropower Impact Assessment and management system

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate Risk Assessment for a site in the Amazon Region.

Abstract ID# 520

Presenting Author: Victor  Barbosa |  Coauthor(s):  Amanda Carvalho

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: Climate risk assessment for internal and external assets in a mining site located in the Amazon Region, for three different temporal scenarios.

Acceptance Status: approve



Climate-Workshop Juist - Youth protecting island & sea

Abstract ID# 691

Presenting Author: Ingo Johannes  Cremer

Preferred Session:  Just Transition and Transformation of the Coast and Maritime

Summary Statement: The Youth of Juist developed practical solutions for a sustainable island. They were blocked by the elders although a tornado went over the island in the week of public presentation..

Acceptance Status: approve



Collaborative Development of a Northern Canadian Regional Assessment

Abstract ID# 704

Presenting Author: Kim  Pawley |  Coauthor(s):  Brett Wheler ,   Mark   Cliffe-Phillips

Preferred Session:  Partnerships in Impact Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Federal, territorial and Indigenous governments in Northern Canada collaborate to design strategic regional assessment to examine cumulative effects related to mining and other development.

Acceptance Status: approve



Committing to Net Gain in the Colombian High Mountain Ecosystems

Abstract ID# 728

Presenting Author: Andres  Amaya |  Coauthor(s):  Milton Sandoval ,   Victoria   Romero

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: Applied ecosystem integrity modeling in Colombian high mountain andean ecosystems offer insight and opportunities for committing to biodiversity net gain.

Acceptance Status: approve



Community Benefit Sharing Mechanisms throughout Europe

Abstract ID# 202

Presenting Author: Yvonne  Cronin

Preferred Session:  Community engagement and benefit-sharing contributions to a just transition

Summary Statement: Learnings from Europe’s major operators’ community benefit mechanisms and its application to community benefit sharing frameworks to enhance stakeholder engagement in a just transition

Acceptance Status: approve



Community confidence in safety needs to come before benefits

Abstract ID# 560

Presenting Author: Melissa  Mayhew |  Coauthor(s):  Allan Webster

Preferred Session:  Benefit-sharing for a fair and just transformation.

Summary Statement: Case study of consent-based siting process for deep geologic repository that prioritizes community confidence in safety prior to discussing benefits; a potential path to project acceptance.

Acceptance Status: approve



Community Energy contribution to a just transition

Abstract ID# 433

Presenting Author: Francisco  Merino

Preferred Session:  Community engagement and benefit-sharing contributions to a just transition

Summary Statement: Local Energy and Community Energy

Acceptance Status: approve



Community Engagement; A Social Inclusion Tool Towards Just Transformation

Abstract ID# 78

Presenting Author: Antoinette Salmata  GABBY HAYES |  Coauthor(s):  Irene Yeboah

Preferred Session:  Meaningful public participation in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: The paper seeks to explore the significance of community engagement in promoting sustainable infrastructure development whiles taking into consideration the concept of social inclusion.

Acceptance Status: approve



Community health as key aspect of Social Impact for a Mining company

Abstract ID# 594

Presenting Author: francesca   viliani

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: The presentation details the experience of implementing corporate CHS requirements at multiple mining sites, main issues identified, challenges of HIA delivery globally, opportunities for development

Acceptance Status: approve



Community health monitoring of the Trident Copper Project

Abstract ID# 530

Presenting Author: Astrid  Knoblauch |  Coauthor(s):  Tato Nyirenda ,   Kahilu   Temple Mumba ,   Mark J. Divall ,   Kylie van der Merwe

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: Repeated health surveys help to reveal differences between population subgroups and are an opportunity to promote social inclusion in health impact management and health promotion.

Acceptance Status: approve



Community owned/co-owned wind farms: Citizens’ willingness to participate

Abstract ID# 394

Presenting Author: Bernadette  Power |  Coauthor(s):  Gordon Sirr

Preferred Session:  Community engagement and benefit-sharing contributions to a just transition

Summary Statement: This paper uses data from a survey Irish citizens (826) to examine the extent and the determinants of citizens’ willingness to participate under different types of community ownership arrangements.

Acceptance Status: approve



Community response to wind power projects in Japan

Abstract ID# 345

Presenting Author: Wei  Zhang |  Coauthor(s):  Shigeo Nishikizawa ,   Takehiko   Murayama ,   Kultip Suwanteep

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: This study aims to clarify the long-term changes in the community response to the noise and shadow flicker impacts due to the wind farm by analyzing questionnaire on residents conducted

Acceptance Status: approve



Community Safety: Technical and corporate integration for risk and impact

Abstract ID# 622

Presenting Author: Cesar  Silva

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: Including a Community dimension into the already established process of managing environmental and occupational health and safety incidents

Acceptance Status: approve



Comparative SIA to Understand Social License for Climate Resilience

Abstract ID# 273

Presenting Author: Keahna  Margeson

Preferred Session:  Just Transition and Transformation of the Coast and Maritime

Summary Statement: Using a comparative SIA framework with longitudinal, participatory mixed methods to determine potential social impacts of tidal barrier modifications and river restoration in the Bay of Fundy.

Acceptance Status: approve



Comparing Emergency Generator and Battery for Urban Energy Storage Planning

Abstract ID# 246

Presenting Author: Yufan  Du |  Coauthor(s):  Yuan Xu

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: A review-based study comparing emergency diesel generators and battery-based energy storage systems in urban energy storage planning from technical and economic perspectives.

Acceptance Status: approve



Complementary approaches to assess the implications of Lithium exploitation

Abstract ID# 579

Presenting Author: Sandra   Rafael |  Coauthor(s):  Miguel Coutinho ,   Sérgio   Bento ,   João Ginja ,   Clara Ribeiro & Fernando Leão

Preferred Session:  Impacts and risks of lithium and rare earth elements supply chain

Summary Statement: This work aimed to explore the implications of lithium exploitation, using Portugal as case study. Two complementary approaches, with different scopes, were applied.

Acceptance Status: approve



Comprehensive Environmental Information Management in Chilean Mining

Abstract ID# 251

Presenting Author: Gino  Araya

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The progress in environmental information management is demonstrated within the framework of decision-making for environmental assessment, as well as for monitoring the state of the environment.

Acceptance Status: approve



Conducting Health Impact Assessment Guided by Indigenous Ways of Life

Abstract ID# 674

Presenting Author: Mandy  Olsgard |  Coauthor(s):  Carmen Wells

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: Using Indigenous cultural value-based analysis of biophysical and social indicators to establish community health condition and consumption rates of traditional foods and medicines to improve HIAs

Acceptance Status: approve



Conflict Management Suggestions for the Extension of Renewable Energy

Abstract ID# 118

Presenting Author: Jong-Gwan  Jung |  Coauthor(s):  Jae Keun Ryu ,   Grace   Lee

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Conflict management measures in SEA for a Just Transformation scope are required to secure triple consensus along with residential acceptance.

Acceptance Status: approve



Connecting social impacts and social capacities in flood risk management

Abstract ID# 42

Presenting Author: Guadalupe  Ortiz |  Coauthor(s):  Antonio Aledo

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: This project bridges flood-related social impacts and social capacities, aiming to enhance community resilience and inform tool development for local flood-risk management

Acceptance Status: approve



Conservation actions to achieve positive biodiversity target at an iron ore

Abstract ID# 365

Presenting Author: Barbara  Almeida Souza |  Coauthor(s):  Claudiana Paula de Souza ,   Warwick   Mostert

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: Examining mining and biodiversity in south-eastern Brazil, our study explores positive impacts through sustainable practices, advocating for holistic, evidence-based approaches in the mining

Acceptance Status: approve



Consideration of climate change in EIA of Pakistan

Abstract ID# 528

Presenting Author: Mehreen  Khan |  Coauthor(s):  Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: Climate change is hardly considered in EIA of Pakistan. The country needs specific guidelines for inclusion of climate change in EIA reports. Moreover, consultants and regulators need to be

Acceptance Status: approve



Consideration of soundscape in Finnish EIA legislation and practice

Abstract ID# 668

Presenting Author: Heikki  Salonen

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: The Finnish EIA legislation requires to consider soundscape impacts of projects in EIA procedure. Despite this, soundscape impacts have been relatively weakly recognized in Finnish EIA practice.

Acceptance Status: approve



Considerations for Equity Impact Assessment for Energy Development

Abstract ID# 380

Presenting Author: Gerald  Singh |  Coauthor(s):  Leah Fusco

Preferred Session:  Impact assessments and just energy transformation in Atlantic Canada

Summary Statement: For development to contribute to a sustainable future, it should contribute to equity. We propose equity assessment guidance to apply in environmental assessments and present a case study.

Acceptance Status: approve



Considering psycho-social impacts as part of transformation: a case study

Abstract ID# 627

Presenting Author: Catherine  Fairbairn

Preferred Session:  Psycho-social impact assessment to help make transformation more just

Summary Statement: A case study on how psycho-social impacts can be predicted and addressed to support just transformation when building a new road to an isolated community.

Acceptance Status: approve



Construction, Utilization and Development Plan of Korea's Carbon Spatial Ma

Abstract ID# 506

Presenting Author: Seunghyun  JUNG |  Coauthor(s):  Minseo KIM

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: The 'Carbon Spatial Map' in Korea aggregates emissions and absorption data across buildings, transportation, and sinks, aiding cities in creating accurate and effective carbon neutrality plans.

Acceptance Status: approve



Contractor Management Post updating the KDRP ESIA

Abstract ID# 402

Presenting Author: Mwelwa  Sata |  Coauthor(s):  Phillip Ziduche

Preferred Session:  Post-ESIA Contractor Management and Value Creation: What Drives Success?

Summary Statement: The presentation will demonstrate some of the successes in contractor management post updating the Project ESIA on a multi-financed large infrastructure Project.

Acceptance Status: approve



Countering Consultation Fatigue in Regional Approaches to Just Transition

Abstract ID# 132

Presenting Author: Rosemary  Joiner

Preferred Session:  A Regional Environmental Assessment Approach to Assist Decarbonization

Summary Statement: This paper looks at innovative ways used to counter consultation fatigue in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia where mine closure is having an impact on communities.

Acceptance Status: approve



Creating a toolkit for a proportionate consideration of health in SEA

Abstract ID# 285

Presenting Author: Shiu Fung  Hung

Preferred Session:  Proportionate consideration of health in SEA for wider health determinants

Summary Statement: There are many variations in the interpretation of health impact in SEA practices. We will present our study findings and process in creating a toolkit for considering health in SEA.

Acceptance Status: approve



Creating relational spaces: developing the Indigenous Advisory Committee

Abstract ID# 360

Presenting Author: Janice  Zeitz |  Coauthor(s):  Rachel Olsen

Preferred Session:  Partnerships in Impact Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The presentation explores the challenges and successes of developing relational space between government and Indigenous Peoples.

Acceptance Status: approve



Cree Nation of Wemindji - Social Impact Assessment of Newmont Éléonore Mine

Abstract ID# 31

Presenting Author: Katherine  Card |  Coauthor(s):  Fiona Wirz-Endrys

Preferred Session:  Emerging Practices in Indigenous-led Environmental Assessment

Summary Statement: The Cree Nation of Wemindji and its Social, Cultural and Indigenous Rights Impact Assessment of the Newmont Éléonore Mine: A Case Study of Indigenous-led Impact Assessment in Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



CRM supply chain risks and environmental impacts in supercapacitors

Abstract ID# 316

Presenting Author: Xinqin  Liu |  Coauthor(s):  Xiaoping Xie

Preferred Session:  Impacts and risks of lithium and rare earth elements supply chain

Summary Statement: This study explores supply chain risks and environmental impacts of critical raw materials (CRM) in supercapacitor production, stressing responsible CRM sourcing for sustainable energy storage.

Acceptance Status: approve



Crossing boundaries & jurisdictions: Implications for participation

Abstract ID# 30

Presenting Author: Patricia  Fitzpatrick |  Coauthor(s):  Alan Bond ,   A. John   Sinclair

Preferred Session:  Meaningful public participation in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: This presentation considers the ability of cross-border (i.e., transboundary, cross-boundary and multi-jurisdictional) assessment to enabling meaningful public participation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Culturally Relevant Gender-Based Analysis in Impact Assessment

Abstract ID# 620

Presenting Author: Kathryn  Stone |  Coauthor(s):  Heather Castleden ,   Jeff   Masuda ,   Nicole Bates-Eamer ,   Diana Lewis

Preferred Session:  Gender in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Developed by the Native Women's Association of Canada, the culturally relevant gender-based analysis framework provides critical guidance for both Indigenous-led and non-Indigenous led IAs.

Acceptance Status: approve



Cumulative effects assessment for Ireland's marine spatial planning process

Abstract ID# 230

Presenting Author: Virginia  Morejón |  Coauthor(s):  Ainhoa González Del Campo

Preferred Session:  Marine Impact Assessments for Ecosystem-Based Maritime Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: This papers discusses sectors, pressures, affected receptors, and interactions in Irish waters through the lens of expert consultation, as the foundation for a GIS-based CEA to inform marine planning.

Acceptance Status: approve



Cumulative IA Guide for Renewble Energy, Nothern Cape, South Africa

Abstract ID# 313

Presenting Author: Peter   Cloete |  Coauthor(s):  Rachel Asante-Owusu

Preferred Session:  Practical cases on Cumulative Impact Assessment in the Global South

Summary Statement: The paper focuses on guiding Cumulative IA within the context of renewable energy projects and biodiversity management within the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Acceptance Status: approve



Cumulative Impact Assesment: a living process

Abstract ID# 70

Presenting Author: Juan Carlos  Paez Zamora

Preferred Session:  Practical cases on Cumulative Impact Assessment in the Global South

Summary Statement: Do cumulative impact analyses neeed to be updated? If so when, how and what is the value added of doing it, if any?

Acceptance Status: approve



Cumulative Impact Assessment in Japanese EIAs

Abstract ID# 496

Presenting Author: Yuki  SHIBATA |  Coauthor(s):  Mai MORITA

Preferred Session:  Practical cases on Cumulative Impact Assessment in the Global South

Summary Statement: This study identifies the status and challenges of conducting cumulative impact assessment in Japanese EIAs and suggests the necessity for new regulations on information sharing among operat

Acceptance Status: approve



Cumulative impacts on riverine communities in the Amazon, Brazil

Abstract ID# 678

Presenting Author: Silvia  Mandai |  Coauthor(s):  Stephanie Bohlman ,   Evandro   Moretto

Preferred Session:  Practical cases on Cumulative Impact Assessment in the Global South

Summary Statement: We analyzed the cumulative impacts of two large Amazonian dams in sequence on riverine communities and biodiversity using a two-eyed perspective..

Acceptance Status: approve



Data Governance Advancing Green Mining: Environmental Observatory 2.0

Abstract ID# 395

Presenting Author: Kay  Bergamini |  Coauthor(s):  Katherine Mollenhauer ,   Piroska   Ángel ,   Vanessa Rugiero ,   José Ignacio Medina

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Enhancing green mining through advanced data governance, our Environmental Observatory 2.0 facilitates comprehensive, co-created mining environmental indicators.

Acceptance Status: approve



Data Governance as the Cornerstone of Good Governance in Mega Projects

Abstract ID# 484

Presenting Author: Andy  Chung |  Coauthor(s):  Wai Ming To

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This paper explores the critical role of data governance in supporting good governance in mega projects, using the conceptual framework of a mega-infrastructure project.

Acceptance Status: approve



Data Governance of Public Environmental Information: A Case of Hog Kong

Abstract ID# 176

Presenting Author: Chi Chung, Chris  WONG |  Coauthor(s):  Kin Man, Danny MAK ,   Kam Wa, Clara   U

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This paper uses the CED in Hong Kong as an example to illustrate the idea of data governance in the sharing of public environmental information.

Acceptance Status: approve



Data-Based Digital Environmental Impact Assessment

Abstract ID# 701

Presenting Author: Junyeong  An |  Coauthor(s):  Taeho Park ,   Hyungjin   Jeon ,   Kyoungmin Kim

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: We aim to introduce a digital environmental impact assessment (EIA) system developed to transition from the traditional report-based EIA to a more data-driven approach.

Acceptance Status: approve



Decarbonizing Energy Sector in Maldives: Key Challenges and Role of EIA

Abstract ID# 172

Presenting Author: Rifath  Naeem |  Coauthor(s):  Safa Ahmed

Preferred Session:  Decarbonizing energy sector in Maldives: Key Challenges and Role of IA

Summary Statement: The paper emphasizes the pivotal role of EIA as a powerful tool to monitor the Maldives' transformation toward a sustainable energy sector. EIAs not only guide decision-making but also track progress.

Acceptance Status: approve



Decarbonizing the Maldives: Environmental, social challenges & role of IA

Abstract ID# 59

Presenting Author: Mohamed Hamdhaan  Zuhair

Preferred Session:  Decarbonizing energy sector in Maldives: Key Challenges and Role of IA

Summary Statement: This presentation explores the unique environmental and social impacts related to utility scale solar PV installation in the Maldives and the role of IA in identifying and addressing these concerns.

Acceptance Status: approve



Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by DFDR

Abstract ID# 576

Presenting Author: Kei  Otsuki

Preferred Session:  Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by DFDR

Summary Statement: This panel discussion session will discuss the launch of a Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by Development-Forced Displacement and Resettlement (DFDR) which has been developed by a multi-s

Acceptance Status: approve



Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by DFDR

Abstract ID# 171

Presenting Author: Eddie   Smyth

Preferred Session:  Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by DFDR

Summary Statement: This panel discussion session will discuss the launch of a Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by Development-Forced Displacement and Resettlement developed by a multi-stakeholder g

Acceptance Status: approve



Defining Industry Standards on Skills and Performance for IA Practitioners

Abstract ID# 318

Presenting Author: Annabelle Vitti Corpuz   Valenzuela

Preferred Session:  Certification and Accreditation in SIA: Opportunities & Challenges

Summary Statement: This presentation seeks to participate in the discourse surrounding the establishment of industry benchmarks for the cultivation of proficient IA practitioners and to address the industry requirements

Acceptance Status: approve



Deforestation embodied in EU-27 metal and coal consumption

Abstract ID# 150

Presenting Author: Sebastian  Luckeneder |  Coauthor(s):  Stefan Giljum ,   Victor   Maus ,   Laura Sonter ,   Arunima Malik & Manfred Lenzen

Preferred Session:  Addressing mining impacts driven by an energy transition for climate action

Summary Statement: We use geospatial data and multi-regional input-output modelling to link mining-induced deforestation from extraction sites across global supply chains to the final consumption of the EU-27.

Acceptance Status: approve



Delivering biodiversity net gain in AlUla: Benchmarking and next steps

Abstract ID# 146

Presenting Author: Tom  Butterworth |  Coauthor(s):  Anna Lyons

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: WSP are working with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) to operationalise biodiversity net gain in AlUla County, Saudi Arabia, and present the outcomes of a benchmarking analysis

Acceptance Status: approve



Delivery of Just Decarbonisaton

Abstract ID# 26

Presenting Author: Chris  Hazell-Marshall

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: Decarbonisation is the biggest transformation in how humans live. How are such profound changes managed to deliver a Just Transformation, and protect the future of the human world

Acceptance Status: approve



Designing scientifically-credible nature-based offsets

Abstract ID# 145

Presenting Author: Sophus  zu Ermgassen

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: We review the systematic shortcomings and design flaws of nature-based offsets from the last few decades, and propose an alternative offset system that fundamentally addresses these flaws.

Acceptance Status: approve



Desperately seeking inter-generational equity – youth voices must prevail

Abstract ID# 329

Presenting Author: Nicholas  King

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: IA needs reinvention if we are to bequeath a liveable planet for future generations. IA practice must evolve to better enable youth voices to influence decisions on their futures.

Acceptance Status: approve



Determinants for the Uptake of Certification Scheme in Nigeria

Abstract ID# 647

Presenting Author: Oluwatosin  Oso |  Coauthor(s):  Michael Ilesanmi

Preferred Session:  Certification and Accreditation in SIA: Opportunities & Challenges

Summary Statement: Enrolees into Social Certification programs are influenced by various factors

Acceptance Status: approve



Developing a Practical, Evidence-based Approach to Biodiversity Protection

Abstract ID# 454

Presenting Author: Delaney  Eng

Preferred Session:  Protecting Climate and Biodiversity Through Just Transition

Summary Statement: This paper documents the process of developing an organisational biodiversity protection strategy, demonstrating how data is leveraged to prioritise conservation actions under practical circumstances.

Acceptance Status: approve



Developing an HRIA for a bauxite mine in Guinea

Abstract ID# 536

Presenting Author: Kathryn  Tomlinson

Preferred Session:  Human Rights Impact Assessment for a Just Transition

Summary Statement: This paper will discuss the drivers, as well as the pros and cons of developing an HRIA in the context of a long-standing bauxite mine in Guinea.

Acceptance Status: approve



Developing methods for systems-informed Health Impact Assessment: SystemHIA

Abstract ID# 641

Presenting Author: Monica  O'Mullane |  Coauthor(s):  Emily Tweed

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: We report on the findings of a scoping review; stakeholder workshops; and pilot exercises to test the application of tools from systems thinking to Health Impact Assessment.

Acceptance Status: approve



Developing Models of Indigenous-led Environmental Health Risk Assessment

Abstract ID# 613

Presenting Author: Heather  Castleden |  Coauthor(s):  Diana, Isaac, Jeff, Chantelle, KG, Carmen, Melody, Gina Lewis, Luginaah, Masuda, Richmond, Banjoko, Wells, Lepine, Doxtator

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: Four Canadian Indigenous communities are working with researchers to develop Indigenous-led environmental health risk assessment that reflects Indigenous values about health and wellbeing.

Acceptance Status: approve



Development of decision support integrated climate change impact assessment

Abstract ID# 197

Presenting Author: SONGMI  PARK |  Coauthor(s):  YOUNG-IL SONG ,   JINHAN   PARK ,   ARA KIM ,   EUNBI LEE & JOOHYUN PARK

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: The research team(DIRECTION) is currently developing a climate change impact prediction model that considers adaptive options.

Acceptance Status: approve



DFDR Panel Discussion

Abstract ID# 173

Presenting Author: Susan  Tamondong

Preferred Session:  Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by DFDR

Summary Statement: session will discuss the launch of a Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by Development-Forced Displacement and Resettlement (DFDR) which has been developed by a multi-stakeholder group to st

Acceptance Status: approve



diagnosis of the management and use of solid biomass in the DRC

Abstract ID# 44

Presenting Author: Nicolas Onemba  Shuku

Preferred Session:  Climate, Energy and Agriculture/Forestry linkages

Summary Statement: 1.2 Abstract This chapter deals with a diagnosis of the management and use of solid biomass in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We performed documentary analysis as the main method for diagnosi

Acceptance Status: approve



Differences in the Management of Community Benefits Funds in Scotland

Abstract ID# 653

Presenting Author: Becca  Gowens |  Coauthor(s):  Laura Major

Preferred Session:  Community Benefit Sharing Funds: Changemakers or appeasement?

Summary Statement: Research examining the differences in governance and management of Community Benefit Funds throughout Scotland to understand the merits and drawbacks of current systems.

Acceptance Status: approve



Digging Deep – Raw Materials and Storage for the German Energy Transition

Abstract ID# 300

Presenting Author: Juliane  Biehl |  Coauthor(s):  Johann Köppel ,   Gesa   Geißler ,   Julia Neugebauer

Preferred Session:  ESG and Impact Assessment for Critical Minerals in a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The contribution offers a first synthesis of the environmental and social impacts of raw material mining, extraction and storage projects in Germany in the energy transition context.

Acceptance Status: approve



Digital Impact Assessment: The future of the industry?

Abstract ID# 494

Presenting Author: Ella  Niehorster |  Coauthor(s):  Emma Jenkins

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: A discussion on Digital Impact Assessment and why and how we, as an industry, can move towards digital advances in IA and the benefits of doing so.

Acceptance Status: approve



Disentangling mitigation, CSR and benefit sharing mechanisms

Abstract ID# 687

Presenting Author: Shivcharn  Dhillion

Preferred Session:  Community engagement and benefit-sharing contributions to a just transition

Summary Statement: Merging mitigation, CSR and benefit sharing mechanisms can affect stakeholder acceptance.

Acceptance Status: approve



Displacement and Resettlement of Flood Control Projects

Abstract ID# 710

Presenting Author: Yuefang  Duan

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: Displacement and Resettlement of Flood Control Projects: Characteristics, Livelihood Resilience and Rehabilitation Strategies: Evidence from the Lower Yellow River, China

Acceptance Status: approve



Do we have to? Regulatory Requirements vs Ethical Imperatives in the USA

Abstract ID# 243

Presenting Author: Jacquie  Payette |  Coauthor(s):  Renee Hoyos

Preferred Session:  The ethical basis of professional environmental practice

Summary Statement: US project developers typically retain consultants who conduct the environmental assessment for the governing agency. How are ethics managed within this compliance process?

Acceptance Status: approve



Does it matter? Impact Significance Determination in Australian EIA.

Abstract ID# 455

Presenting Author: Claire  Gronow

Preferred Session:  The ethical basis of professional environmental practice

Summary Statement: Impact significance determination is at the heart of environmental impact assessment. A review of recent EIA reports in Australia provides a spotlight on current practice and suggests improvements.

Acceptance Status: approve



Does local level data influence the HIA decision making process?

Abstract ID# 475

Presenting Author: Izak   Olivier

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: The session will explore whether the availability of local level data influences the decision making process while conducting a HIA in the setting of low- and lower-middle-income countries.

Acceptance Status: approve



Doing relational work in Indigenous-led Impact Assessment

Abstract ID# 625

Presenting Author: Veronica  Reitmeier |  Coauthor(s):  Antonina Struminski-Bodden ,   Diana   Lewis

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: A relational training environment that supports Indigenous data sovereignty and autonomy is highlighted as a practice for engagement and capacity building in Indigenous-led Impact Assessment

Acceptance Status: approve



Eco-shoreline in Lantau: nature-based coastal defence and nurturing ground

Abstract ID# 473

Presenting Author: Crystal  Lui

Preferred Session:  How to Conserve Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Summary Statement: This paper studies a nature-based solution, Eco-shoreline of Tung Chung New Town Extension Project, which serves as a dual role of coastal defence and functional ecosystem for boosting biodiversity.

Acceptance Status: approve



Ecological Awareness in Environmental Assessment; The Case of Thailand

Abstract ID# 29

Presenting Author: Kanokporn  Swangjang

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: Content of EIS could support project sustainability. More than 80% of eco-content from 60 EISs were in baseline whereas those were not used for impact assessment including eco- losses.

Acceptance Status: approve



Economic Geography under Carbon Neutrality in China's Guangdong Province

Abstract ID# 39

Presenting Author: Yuan  Xu |  Coauthor(s):  Sam Cooke

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: Carbon neutrality pathways correspond to distinct economic geography prospects. Energy transition towards renewables can alleviate regional economic disparities for more just transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Effectiveness criteria for EIA follow-up governance at the macro level

Abstract ID# 144

Presenting Author: Charlene  Smith

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: An in-depth analysis into EIA follow-up governance (i.e. the processes and structures for ensuring commitment to implement the principles of EIA follow-up), through the use of policy Delphi.

Acceptance Status: approve



Effects Management Framework for Biodiversity and Decision Support Tools fo

Abstract ID# 614

Presenting Author: Joseph  Crocker |  Coauthor(s):  Aura Pantieras

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: With the aim of achieving better biodiversity outcomes across Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Service is developing an Effects Management Framework (EMF) including decision support tools for offsets.

Acceptance Status: approve



Effects of Traffic on Heavy Metal and Hydrocarbon Contents of Food Items

Abstract ID# 48

Presenting Author: Adeolu  Ojo |  Coauthor(s):  Mbianyor Bakia

Preferred Session:  The power of communication!

Summary Statement: Traffic increases heavy metals and hydrocarbon contents in foods displayed along roadsides

Acceptance Status: approve



EIA Governance in Northern Ireland - Enhancing Professionals for the Future

Abstract ID# 315

Presenting Author: Josh  Fothergill

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: Reviewing 5yrs of EIA capacity building in Northern Ireland. Learn from system-wide action on EIA knowledge & confidence – How important is such capacity for IA transition / transformation?

Acceptance Status: approve



EIA in Nigeria 30 Years After, Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract ID# 111

Presenting Author: Adegboyega  Lawal |  Coauthor(s):  Abbas Suleiman ,   Ijeoma   Vincent-Akpu

Preferred Session:  Emerging Practices in Indigenous-led Environmental Assessment

Summary Statement: This paper explores the evolution, challenges, and opportunities of Nigeria's EIA process from a regulatory perspective, emphasizing the need for collective efforts for enhancing the proces

Acceptance Status: approve



EIA’s Role in Protecting Heritage from Trawling, Mining & Polluting Wrecks

Abstract ID# 151

Presenting Author: Ole  Varmer

Preferred Session:  Underwater Cultural Heritage: Developing Approaches and Improving Data

Summary Statement: A Just Transformation must include requirements for including information about the impacts to the Ocean Heritage that we want to pass on to future generations. For the EIAs to do this, there must be

Acceptance Status: approve



EIB perspectives on going beyond "do no harm"

Abstract ID# 90

Presenting Author: Elina  Vaara

Preferred Session:  Opportunities for int. development cooperation to go beyond “do-no-harm”

Summary Statement: The EIB intervention will cover approach towards nature-positive investments as well as its global work on support countries in implementing their NDCs and NBSAPs, with the EU Taxonomy as a benchmark.

Acceptance Status: approve



Eletrobras and the first ever HRIA of a hydro power plant in Brazil

Abstract ID# 616

Presenting Author: Pedro  Villela Capanema Garcia

Preferred Session:  Human Rights Impact Assessment for a Just Transition

Summary Statement: The first ever third-party HRIA of a hydro power plant in Brazil is being undertaken for Eletrobras by two leading expert external teams through data analysis and stakeholder engagement.

Acceptance Status: approve



Elevating Just Transitions in the AIFFP Through Sectoral Approaches to IA

Abstract ID# 444

Presenting Author: Kate  Walker

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Showcasing the use of Sectoral Environmental and Social Assessments to drive just transitions in the infrastructure programs of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP)

Acceptance Status: approve



Embedding International Standard in Driving Change to Achieve Social Justic

Abstract ID# 558

Presenting Author: Darylynn  Chung |  Coauthor(s):  NUR KHAIRIN BUJANG ,   Azyan   Abdullah ,   Mohamad Irwan Aman

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: Rapid upsurge of hydropower developments for energy transition, carries multifaceted risks of social injustice. We can, however, strive for a transition that is socially just.

Acceptance Status: approve



Embedding socio-economic benefits and ecosystem services on ENR management

Abstract ID# 309

Presenting Author: Maya Gabriela  Villaluz

Preferred Session:  Economic Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: How to integrate socio-economic benefits and ecosystem services in land use plans to inform decision-makers using policy instruments on the sustainable management of environment and natural resources

Acceptance Status: approve



Employing Environmental Data to Inform Planning of Infrastructure Projects

Abstract ID# 578

Presenting Author: David  Wells |  Coauthor(s):  Abdurrahim Basit Khan

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: RSG applies an environmental design approach to planning, using environmental data, habitat mapping and modelling to guide infrastructure planning on offshore islands in sensitive coastal habitats.

Acceptance Status: approve



Enabling Digital Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Nigeria

Abstract ID# 489

Presenting Author: Etia   Ndarake |  Coauthor(s):  Andrews Aboje

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: The development of Nigerian digital EIA is driven by the adoption of existing proven technologies, the research recommends that a coordinated and dedicated systems approach is required.

Acceptance Status: approve



Energy Generated, Energy Destroyed : GLOF and its impact in Sikkim Himalaya

Abstract ID# 722

Presenting Author: Matrika  Ghimiray |  Coauthor(s):  Anand B. Rao ,   Rangan   Banerjee

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: This study presents a comprehensive analysis of the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the October 2023 GLOF event on Sikkim and the role of hydropower in the subsequent disaster.

Acceptance Status: approve



Energy just transition – Chile as a case studio

Abstract ID# 227

Presenting Author: Pablo  Baranao |  Coauthor(s):  Soledad Llamazales

Preferred Session:  What role does IA play in a responsible exit from the fossil fuel sector?

Summary Statement: Renewable technologies that replace old coal power plants have much lower labor intensity per unit of energy generated. Chilean experience can give us some lessons and identify some challenges.

Acceptance Status: approve



Energy Potential of Selected Nigerian Biomass using Thermal Process

Abstract ID# 456

Presenting Author: Akuma  Oji |  Coauthor(s):  Obumneme Okwonna

Preferred Session:  Synergies of impact assessment and circular economy

Summary Statement: The waste generated from the selected biomass above are grossly underutilized, this presents an opportunity for energy development in Nigeria considering the current energy situation in Nigeria

Acceptance Status: approve



Enforceable commitments and more accountability in ESIA Follow-up

Abstract ID# 342

Presenting Author: Leyla  Ozay |  Coauthor(s):  Godwin Opinde

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: In this session, we share lessons from Uganda, Kenya and Bolivia on translating ESIA into enforceable conditions and increasing accountability by engaging communities in ESIA monitoring.

Acceptance Status: approve



Enhancing Decision-Making for Sustainable Development: Leveraging Innovativ

Abstract ID# 466

Presenting Author: Ping Ngang  Chee |  Coauthor(s):  Herlina Abdul Aziz

Preferred Session:  Exploring the Limitations of SIA in Achieving Sustainable Development

Summary Statement: This presentation explores the role of decision-support tools like i-Plan and S-Charms in elevating ESG integration and social impact assessment for sustainable development.

Acceptance Status: approve



Enhancing EIA and SEA education in Denmark: Collaborative competence-buildi

Abstract ID# 595

Presenting Author: Lone  Kørnøv |  Coauthor(s):  Ivar Lyhne

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: The landscape of EIA and SEA education in Denmark, encompassing both university and continuing education programs. The pivotal role of collaboration in enriching the educational eco-system.

Acceptance Status: approve



Enhancing focus on sustainability in a CPH Metro project: EIA tender & SDGs

Abstract ID# 140

Presenting Author: Emilia  Ravn Boess |  Coauthor(s):  Lone Kørnøv

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: The presentation explores a metro project case study. The SDGs have been integrated in the EIA tender to encourage greater attention to sustainability in stakeholder engagement and visioning

Acceptance Status: approve



Enhancing Impact Assessment Through Authentic Co-Design

Abstract ID# 258

Presenting Author: Max  Hardy |  Coauthor(s):  Susan Carter

Preferred Session:  Meaningful public participation in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: This session puts forward the potential for more collaborative stakeholder and community engagement, particularly through the lens of co-design. We will present the challenges and lessons le

Acceptance Status: approve



Enhancing Social Impact Assessment Capacity in Non-Profit Organizations

Abstract ID# 457

Presenting Author: Erdal  Akdeve |  Coauthor(s):  Memduh Eren Giderler ,   Sebnem   Akcapar ,   Cetin Onder

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: The vast majority of NPOs don't conduct SIA. In this research, an SIA application model for the NPO sector will be presented and an interdisciplinary contribution will be discussed.

Acceptance Status: approve



Enhancing social impact assessment with GIS strategies in engagement

Abstract ID# 28

Presenting Author: Saiful Bahari   Amra Ramly

Preferred Session:  Exploring the Limitations of SIA in Achieving Sustainable Development

Summary Statement: GIS-driven interactive mapping empowers stakeholders, enhancing transparency, inclusivity, trust and sustainability in community engagement.

Acceptance Status: approve



Enhancing Transparency: The Case of South Africa's EMF

Abstract ID# 23

Presenting Author: Dirk  Cilliers |  Coauthor(s):  Francois Retief ,   Reece   Alberts ,   Claudine Roos ,   Jurie Moolman

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The South African EMF streamlines environmental impact assessments by enabling spatial data interpretation, promoting transparency, and empowering decision-makers, applicants and the general

Acceptance Status: approve



Ensuring IA follow-up at a mine expansion project in South Africa

Abstract ID# 215

Presenting Author: Jan-Albert  Wessels

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: The paper reflects on processes and allocation of responsibilities that made IA follow-up happen during a large-scale mine expansion project in a biodiversity hotspot of South Africa.

Acceptance Status: approve



ENSURING THAT CLIMATE-SMART RICE CULTIVATION IS ALSO BIODIVERSITY-SMART

Abstract ID# 93

Presenting Author: George  Ledec

Preferred Session:  How to Conserve Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Summary Statement: Efforts to reduce methane emissions from rice cultivation (notably AWD) may significantly harm aquatic birds and the other biodiversity that now relies upon irrigated rice fields.

Acceptance Status: approve



Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Saltwater Shrimp Farm Project

Abstract ID# 46

Presenting Author: Yadanar   Swam Htet Kyaw |  Coauthor(s):  Aye Thiha

Preferred Session:  Compliance/Enforcement for Transformative EsIA Project Impact Management

Summary Statement: Focus highlighted in the ESIA report includes water quality management, waste management, habitat conservation, disease prevention, biosecurity, stakeholder engagement and monitoring.

Acceptance Status: approve



Environmental Health and Health Impacts : Eni’s Bioreffirery in Gela Case

Abstract ID# 590

Presenting Author: Foudil  Takherist |  Coauthor(s):  Paolo Boffetta

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: In collaboration with Prof. P. Boffetta, assessment of the changes of health risks, impacts and opportunities between fossil-hydrocarbons refinery and bio-refinery.

Acceptance Status: approve



Environmental License Review in Chile: Causes, solutions, and challenges

Abstract ID# 331

Presenting Author: Cristian  Pérez

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: The environmental license can be reviewed in Chile when the evolution of the environmental variables assessed do not develop as predicted. This paper review current situation of this process.

Acceptance Status: approve



Environmental Protection Reviews of Canadian Nuclear Facilities

Abstract ID# 328

Presenting Author: Aimee  Rupert |  Coauthor(s):  Kendra Warnock-Juteau

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Learn how Canada’s nuclear regulator shares information with the public and decision-makers on how nuclear facilities are protective of the environment and human health.

Acceptance Status: approve



Environmental Transformation: Case Study of the Trunk Road T4 in Hong Kong

Abstract ID# 702

Presenting Author: Tsz Lok, Jason  Tse

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: This Paper discusses how the EIA process in Hong Kong effectively translates the assessment outcomes into just transitions for a road project throughout planning, construction and operation stages.

Acceptance Status: approve



Environmental, Health and Safety Consequences of War

Abstract ID# 346

Presenting Author: Funke  Asaolu |  Coauthor(s):  Oksana Rakovych

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment during Conflict – the Ukraine Experience

Summary Statement: This presentation will explain a risk management framework for prioritization of hazards that affect environment, health, and safety of Ukrainians with respect to land, water, and air pollution.

Acceptance Status: approve



ESG Best Practices adopted in the aluminum chain in the Brazilian Amazon

Abstract ID# 662

Presenting Author: Hanna  Torres |  Coauthor(s):  Diogo Chevalier ,   Victor   Ramalho ,   Marcus Vieira ,   Juvenal Neto & Amanda Carvalho

Preferred Session:  Regional cumulative effects assessment to support a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The effects of climate change trigger large challenges for the aluminum mineral productive sectors in the Brazilian Amazon, demanding for innovative responses aligned with sustainability.

Acceptance Status: approve



ESG Management Foundation Toward Corporate Climate Action and Resilience

Abstract ID# 577

Presenting Author: Mohamad Irwan   Aman |  Coauthor(s):  Feroze Nadar

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: This paper will provide insight into Sarawak Energy’s journey in developing and implementing ESG management including how ESG management at the corporate level leads to the improvement of corporate an

Acceptance Status: approve



ESIA & ESR in Clean Cooking: Promoting Healthier Community and Cleaner Air

Abstract ID# 203

Presenting Author: Neha   Sharma |  Coauthor(s):  Sharlene Chichgar

Preferred Session:  Clean cooking solutions for a safe, clean, and healthy environment

Summary Statement: ESIA and ESR assessments are essential for clean cooking programs, aiding policy formation and delivering positive outcomes by considering both environmental and social aspects.

Acceptance Status: approve



ESIA of Infrastructure Development Projects in the Context of Climate Chang

Abstract ID# 290

Presenting Author: Siji  Tao |  Coauthor(s):  Guoqing Shi

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: The study offers practical insights into addressing environmental and social issues in infrastructure projects in the era of climate change, offering guidance for future infrastructure devel

Acceptance Status: approve



Establishment of Environmental and Social Framework at the cooperate level

Abstract ID# 72

Presenting Author: Chang-young  Byun |  Coauthor(s):  Ji-eun Lee

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: K-water(Korea Water Resources Cooperation) has established environmental and social framework and technical guidelines for K-water's infrastructure projects by comparative analysis of MDBs and Equato

Acceptance Status: approve



Estimation model of Forest Carbon Stock by using Forest Canopy Volume

Abstract ID# 105

Presenting Author: Kiichiro  Hayashi |  Coauthor(s):  Kota Hayakawa ,   kiyoshi   takajima ,   Takashi Machimura ,   Satoru Sugita

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: A study was conducted on the development of forest carbon stock assessment by using forest canopy data obtained from Light Detection And Ranging.

Acceptance Status: approve



Ethical Basis for a Just Transformation

Abstract ID# 241

Presenting Author: Bryan  Jenkins

Preferred Session:  The ethical basis of professional environmental practice

Summary Statement: A review of environmental management approaches and their relationship to ethical philosophies to identify an ethically based approach to achieve just transformations.

Acceptance Status: approve



Ethical Challenges in Environmental Impact Assessment

Abstract ID# 296

Presenting Author: Alan  Chenoweth

Preferred Session:  The ethical basis of professional environmental practice

Summary Statement: Project proponents select favourable expert opinions; so IA consultants face ethical challenges: balancing professional and environmental ethics, plus uncertainties of predicting probable impacts

Acceptance Status: approve



Ethnolinguistic Minorities in Southern Angola: Opportunities for Inclusion

Abstract ID# 717

Presenting Author: Santiago  Olmos |  Coauthor(s):  Benjamin Begbie-Clench

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: This paper discusses challenges for engagement of Ethnolinguistic Minorities in development projects in southern Angola, as well as opportunities for engagement and inclusion.

Acceptance Status: approve



EU Taxonomy and financial approval process

Abstract ID# 94

Presenting Author: Adina  Relicovschi

Preferred Session:  Sustainable Finance and Impact Assessment in the EU

Summary Statement: EU Taxonomy (key requirements, challenges identified so far, understanding the financial approval process and how the permitting-related administrative procedures fit into)

Acceptance Status: approve



Evaluating just administrative action for improving water use authorisation

Abstract ID# 135

Presenting Author: Dr Jurie  Moolman |  Coauthor(s):  Dr Reece Cronje Alberts

Preferred Session:  Streamlining Environmental Assessments Towards Transformation

Summary Statement: Evaluating the decision-making principles of lawfulness, procedural fairness, and reasonableness within environmental assessment instruments namely water use authorisations

Acceptance Status: approve



Evaluation of decommissioning wind farms impacts in EIA

Abstract ID# 127

Presenting Author: GISELA  MELLO

Preferred Session:  How prepared is IA for next-generation renewable energy megaprojects?

Summary Statement: In the context of the energy transition, old wind farms are reaching their end of life. The environmental impact assessment and the environmental licensing need to evaluate the decommissioning impacts

Acceptance Status: approve



Evaluation of the practice of SEA in Germany

Abstract ID# 268

Presenting Author: Marie  Hanusch

Preferred Session:  The SEA Directive in EU, 20 Years on, implementation and effectiveness.

Summary Statement: Core findings of the evaluation of the practice of SEA in Germany: SEA has an impact in planning practice.

Acceptance Status: approve



Evolution of the UK Transmission System: Challenges and Opportunities in IA

Abstract ID# 170

Presenting Author: Ed   Walker

Preferred Session:  Just Transition and Transformation of the Coast and Maritime

Summary Statement: In this session, Ed Walker will explore the greatest upgrade to the electricity network which we have ever seen, and what this means for professionals working in impact assessment.

Acceptance Status: approve



Examining Gender Disparities in Social Impact Assessment: Rhetoric vs. Real

Abstract ID# 366

Presenting Author: RATIKA  THAKUR

Preferred Session:  Gender in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: This study thoroughly investigates the enduring challenge of gender disparities within the realm of social impact assessment, shedding light on the disparity between project objectives and the actual

Acceptance Status: approve



Examining Just Transition Framings around Alberta’s Thermal Coal Phase-Out

Abstract ID# 115

Presenting Author: Sari  Ohsada

Preferred Session:  Fair compensation for just transformation

Summary Statement: This study explains how dominant framings of just transition are used by different stakeholders involved in Alberta’s thermal coal phase-out using McDermott et al.’s (2013) equity framework.

Acceptance Status: approve



Expanding the Horizons of SIA in Post-Disaster Management

Abstract ID# 501

Presenting Author: Memduh Eren  Giderler |  Coauthor(s):  Ulku Neslihan Aktas

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: In this research, a post-disaster management SIA model is presented for public, private, and non-governmental organizations. This model was introduced by using the data from 2023 earthquake in Turkey.

Acceptance Status: approve



Experiences of communication and consultation on Indigenous IA studies

Abstract ID# 368

Presenting Author: Cássio  Ingles de Sousa

Preferred Session:  The power of communication!

Summary Statement: Discuss strategies to reinforce principles of participation, previous consultation and communication with Indigenous communities at IA studies, such as methodological design and use of video

Acceptance Status: approve



Experiences of Environmental Impact Assessments Practitioners in Nigeria

Abstract ID# 370

Presenting Author: EBIKAPADE  AMASUOMO

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: How does economic constraints and poverty affect the conduct of Environmental Impact Assessment in developing countries? The paper examines the role of social inclusion in environmental protection

Acceptance Status: approve



Expert systems on environmental decentralized licensing in Brazil

Abstract ID# 69

Presenting Author: Sergio  Glasmeyer |  Coauthor(s):  Alysson Diogenes

Preferred Session:  Compliance/Enforcement for Transformative EsIA Project Impact Management

Summary Statement: Environmental licensing shall focus on the need of qualified actors with multiple knowing of conditions for a proper decision supported by structured computerized tools, like expert systems.

Acceptance Status: approve



Explore with local government how to conduct sustainability assessment

Abstract ID# 541

Presenting Author: Akiko  Urago |  Coauthor(s):  Yuki Shibata ,   Tetsuro   Uesugi ,   Hiroo Kasagi ,   Yoshika Yamamoto

Preferred Session:  Partnerships in Impact Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: A practical guidance for Sustainable Assessment for local government is being prepared in Japan. The team is exploring ways to foster a space where stakeholders can find a sustainable path.

Acceptance Status: approve



Exploring IA and Due Diligence for sustainably transforming large projects

Abstract ID# 66

Presenting Author: Heikki  Kalle |  Coauthor(s):  Charlotta Faith-Ell ,   Jos   Arts

Preferred Session:  IA and Due Diligence for sustainable transformation of large projects

Summary Statement: This paper explores the role of IA in Due Diligence (an instrument for investment decisions and financing) for sustainable transformation of large projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Exposure to Household Air Pollution and Child Undernutrition in the Sahel

Abstract ID# 71

Presenting Author: Nakawala  Lufumpa |  Coauthor(s):  Anne Hilger ,   Bénédicte   De La Briere ,   Odyssia Ng

Preferred Session:  Clean cooking solutions for a safe, clean, and healthy environment

Summary Statement: In the Sahel, exposure to HAP is one of three factors with the largest association with child undernutrition. Clean cooking solutions may be a vital strategy to accelerate regional progress.

Acceptance Status: approve



Extracting fair equitable benefits from natural resources for communities

Abstract ID# 166

Presenting Author: TEDDY  KAMAU

Preferred Session:  Benefit-sharing for a fair and just transformation.

Summary Statement: Kenya is currently on the verge of passing a new legislative framework that will harmonize Natural resources benefit sharing formulae for natural resource sectors. Will it prove fair and equitable?

Acceptance Status: approve



Facilitating an integrated assessment of impacts in marine multi-use

Abstract ID# 335

Presenting Author: Annaïk  Van Gerven

Preferred Session:  Marine Impact Assessments for Ecosystem-Based Maritime Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: A framework to assess to impact of marine multi-use will be presented. This framework considers the three dimensions of sustainable development, to provide a holistic evaluation of a given multi-use

Acceptance Status: approve



Fairness in Compensation for Uprooted Communities and Employment Policy

Abstract ID# 554

Presenting Author: Mousumi  Padhi

Preferred Session:  Fair compensation for just transformation

Summary Statement: Industrial projects uproot people from their homelands, but they end up getting employed in low-end jobs only—leading to alienation of community and a toxic work culture.

Acceptance Status: approve



Fe-coated biochar for P removal and recovery of slow release fertilizers

Abstract ID# 310

Presenting Author: Minkyung  Kim |  Coauthor(s):  Giuseppina Falasca ,   Barbara   Casentini ,   Stefano Fazi

Preferred Session:  Synergies of impact assessment and circular economy

Summary Statement: With a view to a circular economy, green materials like biochar, once enriched with phosphate in eutrophicated environment, can then find direct use as slow-release fertilizers.

Acceptance Status: approve



Financing Green, Financing it Right

Abstract ID# 519

Presenting Author: OLGA   SKOTAREVA

Preferred Session:  Financing a Just Transition:How Impact Assessment methodologies can support

Summary Statement: Discussing best practice approaches and tools to enable financing with just transition.

Acceptance Status: approve



Financing NbS for a Just Transition: Bamboo Afforestation in Hong Kong

Abstract ID# 325

Presenting Author: Yoyo  Mok

Preferred Session:  Financing a Just Transition:How Impact Assessment methodologies can support

Summary Statement: A case study in Hong Kong is used to discuss the potential of using impact assessment to promote inclusivity, resilience, and sustainability in driving a Just Transition in NbS investments.

Acceptance Status: approve



Fishing vs Tidal Energy: lessons learned from IAs in Canada’s Bay of Fundy

Abstract ID# 293

Presenting Author: Christopher  Milley

Preferred Session:  Impact assessments and just energy transformation in Atlantic Canada

Summary Statement: IA can help address fears and perceptions of fishing communities concerned with impacts of tidal energy projects on livelihoods. Canada’s Bay of Fundy offers rich lessons and paths forward.

Acceptance Status: approve



Floating Solar PV as panacea to climate change driven water constrains

Abstract ID# 297

Presenting Author: Steadmore  Musenyi

Preferred Session:  Climate, Energy and Agriculture/Forestry linkages

Summary Statement: Floating solar PV plays the role of an optimum alternative clean and cheap energy resource to complement constrained hydropower in the face of climate change

Acceptance Status: approve



Follow-up and the new Environmental and Planning Act in the Netherlands

Abstract ID# 142

Presenting Author: Wout  van der Gun |  Coauthor(s):  Susan Vernij ,   Sophie   de Maat ,   Maartje van Ravesteijn

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: This research provides insights on how to implement follow-up successfully under the new Environmental and Planning Act in the Netherlands, using EIA and SEA good practice.

Acceptance Status: approve



Follow-up full or follow-up light?

Abstract ID# 53

Presenting Author: John  Glasson

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: Two follow-up studies of UK nuclear power projects, one with good resourcing the other resource light, highlight key factors in effective impact assessment follow-up.

Acceptance Status: approve



Follow-up on Environmental Clearances Granted in India- A case study on sur

Abstract ID# 608

Presenting Author: Randeep Singh  Saini

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: Effective follow up in environmental clearance requires meaningful conditions that are practicable to implement and are objective.

Acceptance Status: approve



Formalizing Guidance for How We Deliver IA in Active Conflict Contexts

Abstract ID# 598

Presenting Author: Tracy  Hart |  Coauthor(s):  Marcus Edino

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: The presentation will outline characteristics which define how IA design and implementation in active conflict contexts is different, and propose guidance for addressing these challenges.

Acceptance Status: approve



Foundations for nature positive: good mitigation policy and practice

Abstract ID# 314

Presenting Author: Amrei  von Hase

Preferred Session:  Nature Positive outcomes through a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Highlights from COMBO+ in four African and two Asian countries to help build a solid foundation for the mitigation hierarchy and contribute to nature positive outcomes

Acceptance Status: approve



Frac-out prediction: proactive management in natural gas pipeline project

Abstract ID# 426

Presenting Author: Warisa  Poosit |  Coauthor(s):  Vasunan Akarapunyawong ,   Poramate   Sukchum

Preferred Session:  Decolonising SIA through the attitudes and beliefs of practitioners

Summary Statement: Prediction technique is applied for Bentonite frac-out incidents during natural gas pipeline construction project in Thailand, lessening impact on the environment and local community.

Acceptance Status: approve



Frameworks and Metrics

Abstract ID# 591

Presenting Author: Will  Stephen |  Coauthor(s):  Graham Prescott

Preferred Session:  Addressing mining impacts driven by an energy transition for climate action

Summary Statement: Understanding corporate sustainability frameworks, when to use which biodiversity metrics and tools, and how this can help businesses meet their target-setting and disclosure requirements.

Acceptance Status: approve



Free, Prior and and Informed Consent in practice: What are the key issues?

Abstract ID# 525

Presenting Author: Philippe  Hanna |  Coauthor(s):  Cassio Ingles de Souza

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: FPIC mandate influences various projects, yet challenges persist. We will discuss FPIC current status, challenges and obstacles, promoting collaborative research for effective implementation.

Acceptance Status: approve



From avoidance to offsets: How to measure biodiversity to net gain ambition

Abstract ID# 478

Presenting Author: Sophia  Raithel |  Coauthor(s):  Hafren Williams

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: Presentation of robust biodiversity metrics to monitor corporations trajectory towards Net Positive Impact and its transition to nature positive

Acceptance Status: approve



From concept to implementation: Indigenous education and ecosystem offsetting

Abstract ID# 407

Presenting Author: Wade  Brunham |  Coauthor(s):  Erin Boyle

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: Collaboration with indigenous communities in the planning, design and execution is integral to the future success of integrated biodiversity offsetting.

Acceptance Status: approve



From order to reorder: Assessment of the living environment of hydropower r

Abstract ID# 147

Presenting Author: Guoqing  Shi |  Coauthor(s):  Yuanke Zhao

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: Assessment of the living environment of hydropower resettlement for just transition in China

Acceptance Status: approve



From plans to practice: Improving Post-ESIA implementation in AlUla, KSA

Abstract ID# 445

Presenting Author: Anna  Lyons

Preferred Session:  Post-ESIA Contractor Management and Value Creation: What Drives Success?

Summary Statement: The post-ESIA implementation gap. Sharing RCU’s experience pushing plans to practice through ESIA conditions setting, contractor management, training, compliance programs and more.

Acceptance Status: approve



Functions and status of follow-up in EIA legislation in the mining sector

Abstract ID# 292

Presenting Author: Anni  Kärkkäinen

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: This research explores the functions and status of follow-up in US, Canadian, EU and Finnish EIA legislation, with a particular focus on the mining sector

Acceptance Status: approve



Gap analysis of biodiversity management legal framework of Kyrgyz Republic

Abstract ID# 479

Presenting Author: LULWA  ALI |  Coauthor(s):  ANDREW CAULDWELL

Preferred Session:  Protecting Climate and Biodiversity Through Just Transition

Summary Statement: This paper examines the Kyrgyz Republic’s legal framework and institutional capacity for managing Biodiversity with recommendations for enhancement and informing future projects development

Acceptance Status: approve



GBA+ in offshore energy development planning in Atlantic Canada

Abstract ID# 235

Presenting Author: Leah  Fusco |  Coauthor(s):  Christine Knott

Preferred Session:  Impact assessments and just energy transformation in Atlantic Canada

Summary Statement: Drawing on the case of offshore energy development in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, we explore the critiques and possibilities of GBA+ as a tool in strategic and regional impact assessments.

Acceptance Status: approve



Gender differences in economic impact analysis of climate change

Abstract ID# 114

Presenting Author: Galina  Williams

Preferred Session:  Economic Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Climate change can worsen the gender disparities especially in developing countrie. This paper discusses how economic impact assessment can be used to include gender aspects in climate policy advice.

Acceptance Status: approve



Gender equality indicators for environmental management instruments in Peru

Abstract ID# 666

Presenting Author: Analucía  Riveros |  Coauthor(s):  Galo Diaz

Preferred Session:  Gender in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Proposal of three gender equality indicators for incorporation into environmental management instruments to reduce inequality.

Acceptance Status: approve



Gender in designing holistic projects

Abstract ID# 229

Presenting Author: Alexandra  Mutungi

Preferred Session:  Gender in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Gender and intersectionality in impact assessment helps developers to gain clarity of the potential positive or negative effects of a project towards vulnerable groups’ human rights.

Acceptance Status: approve



Generating Wellbeing is a Must, Not an Option

Abstract ID# 700

Presenting Author: Yaddy  Ruiz |  Coauthor(s):  Andres Amaya ,   Ariel   Paz

Preferred Session:  Economic Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Applied EcIA has been used as a powerful tool that promoters can use to more efficiently identify investment opportunities that create wellbeing for local communities and stakeholders

Acceptance Status: approve



GEOCHEMICAL BACKGROUND OF THE GUAMÁ RIVER BASIN PROJECT, EASTERN AMAZON, BR

Abstract ID# 532

Presenting Author: Juvenal  Silva Neto |  Coauthor(s):  Diogo Chevalier ,   Amanda   Carvalho ,   Victor Barbosa ,   Hanna Torres & Jessica Shibata

Preferred Session:  A Regional Environmental Assessment Approach to Assist Decarbonization

Summary Statement: Geochemical survey project in the Brazilian Amazon to subsidize discussions on the region's background and improve the efficiency of environmental impact assessments by local agents.

Acceptance Status: approve



Geoportal use as a powerful tool for projects environmental following up

Abstract ID# 589

Presenting Author: maria silvia  romitelli |  Coauthor(s):  Thales Carra ,   Rodrigo   Silva

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: the paper presents successful applications of a Geoportal used by Environmental Agency of Sao Paulo State to support the following up of environmental licensing of large projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Geospatial technologies as a catalyst for large-scale biodiversity data

Abstract ID# 306

Presenting Author: Amy  Sellers

Preferred Session:  AI supported transformation of collecting & processing biodiversity data

Summary Statement: Using artificial intelligence (AI) through geospatial technologies can be a catalyst for high integrity, high resolution, and large-scale collection and processing of biodiversity data.

Acceptance Status: approve



GEOTHERMAL EDUCATION: WHAT ARE NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THE GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT

Abstract ID# 269

Presenting Author: DWI  Setianingsih |  Coauthor(s):  Endang Hernawan

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: Geothermal energy is a sustainable and renewable energy source that is still largely untapped. Indonesia has a very huge potential on geothermal resources that spread over along the Indonesia archipel

Acceptance Status: approve



GES4SEAS: Assessing Cumulative Impacts in the Celtic Sea

Abstract ID# 138

Presenting Author: Denise  O'Sullivan |  Coauthor(s):  Christina O'Donnell ,   Debbi   Pedreschi ,   Dave Reid

Preferred Session:  Marine Impact Assessments for Ecosystem-Based Maritime Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: A linkage framework to assess cumulative impacts will be demonstrated in the Celtic Sea, to highlight priority areas to implement mitigation measures to reduce pressures on the ecosystem.

Acceptance Status: approve



Gillian Davidson

Abstract ID# 189

Presenting Author: Gillian  Davidson

Preferred Session:  Social Governance: Helping Boards to Ask the Right Questions

Summary Statement: Non Executive Director, Central Asia Metals, Horizonte Minerals, Lundin Gold, New Gold.

Acceptance Status: approve



GIS in the context of impact assessments and nature-based solutions

Abstract ID# 533

Presenting Author: Eija  Searle

Preferred Session:  Protecting Climate and Biodiversity Through Just Transition

Summary Statement: This session examines the value of GIS in impact assessments and its potential use in monitoring the performance of nature-based solutions within the African context.

Acceptance Status: approve



GIS Techniques to assess climate change effects in impact assessment

Abstract ID# 617

Presenting Author: Isa  Kabenge |  Coauthor(s):  Joshua Wanyama ,   Evet   Naturinda ,   Benon Nabaasa ,   Patience Nsereko

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: Knowledge, skills and attitude for GIS and Remote Sensing techniques application in ESIA process was enhanced. Efforts towards high quality ESIA reports to ensure sustainable development are

Acceptance Status: approve



Global assessment of the impact of construction minerals on biodiversity

Abstract ID# 113

Presenting Author: Aurora  Torres |  Coauthor(s):  Sophus O.S.E. zu Ermgassen ,   Francisco   Ferri-Yanez ,   Laetitia M. Navarro ,   Isabel Rosa & Fernanda Z. Teixeira

Preferred Session:  Addressing mining impacts driven by an energy transition for climate action

Summary Statement: Global extraction of construction minerals threatens biodiversity, impacting +1000 known species and numerous yet-undescribed species in biodiversity hotspots of fast developing regions.

Acceptance Status: approve



Global Biodiversity Expenditure Taxonomy– understanding government spending

Abstract ID# 139

Presenting Author: Ronja  Fischer |  Coauthor(s):  Annabelle Trinidad

Preferred Session:  Opportunities for int. development cooperation to go beyond “do-no-harm”

Summary Statement: The Global Biodiversity Expenditure (GLOBE) Taxonomy is a tool supporting all countries working on their Biodiversity Finance Plans by facilitating the Biodiversity Expenditure Review.

Acceptance Status: approve



Global patterns of biodiversity threatened by mining

Abstract ID# 56

Presenting Author: Ieuan  Lamb |  Coauthor(s):  David Edwards

Preferred Session:  Addressing mining impacts driven by an energy transition for climate action

Summary Statement: Evaluating the global threat to vertebrate biodiversity from mining, using IUCN species assessment, focussing on spatial hotspots of threat and links to species’ traits.

Acceptance Status: approve



Global perspectives on the effectiveness of environmental impact assessment

Abstract ID# 363

Presenting Author: Reece  Alberts |  Coauthor(s):  Francois Retief

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: This presentation aims to introduce a project aimed at providing the latest global perspective on the effectiveness of EIA. It will apply a survey-based methodology to three stakeholder groups (regu

Acceptance Status: approve



Going beyond the “just enough” social approach in renewable energy projects

Abstract ID# 476

Presenting Author: Alejandra  Galeano Galán |  Coauthor(s):  Andrea Pittaluga

Preferred Session:  Community Benefit Sharing Funds: Changemakers or appeasement?

Summary Statement: In this paper, the authors main topics are community benefit sharing initiatives and social license to operate in renewable energy developments.

Acceptance Status: approve



Green Airport Construction of Beijing Daxing International Airport

Abstract ID# 438

Presenting Author: Nan  Wang

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: Daxing Airport has established a green construction implementation procedure of "leadership, review, optimization, and confirmation", promoting the implementation of green airport construction.

Acceptance Status: approve



Green Hydrogen: Pre-ESIA Scoping of GW-Scale Project

Abstract ID# 156

Presenting Author: Jay  Wagner |  Coauthor(s):  Murray Jones

Preferred Session:  What role does IA play in a responsible exit from the fossil fuel sector?

Summary Statement: Producing green hydrogen has significant E&S impacts. This paper examines a pre-feasibility risk assessment of a green hydrogen development and discusses key issues and mitigations identified.

Acceptance Status: approve



Greening Profits: Shifting Fossil Investment Paradigm

Abstract ID# 522

Presenting Author: Ricardo  Souza

Preferred Session:  Economic Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Evidence emphasizes integrating sustainability in offshore oil ventures as vital, irrespective of regulations, ensuring long-term profitability and societal responsibility.

Acceptance Status: approve



Habitat offsets for caribou in British Columbia - Lessons Learned

Abstract ID# 583

Presenting Author: Greg  Sharam

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: Mountain caribou are an endangered population in Canada and industrial projects have been required to conduct habitat offsets in their range. We describe the lessons learned from 10 years of habitat o

Acceptance Status: approve



Health Impact Assessment and the Changing Stakeholder Needs – Italy's Case

Abstract ID# 610

Presenting Author: Michele  Bonizzi |  Coauthor(s):  Fareed Yusuf Ahmed

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: Reinforcing best practice in response to stakeholders’ needs. How further integrating HIA into permitting processes accommodates populations’ health, stakeholder needs and business continuity.

Acceptance Status: approve



Health Impact Assessment in SEA in Italy: state of the art and perspectives

Abstract ID# 186

Presenting Author: Valentina  Cavanna

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The paper investigates the state of the art of the implementation of Health Impact Assessment in connection with SEA in Italy, as well as the correlated challenges and possible developments.

Acceptance Status: approve



Health impact assessment in the energy sector

Abstract ID# 101

Presenting Author: Delya  Sommerville |  Coauthor(s):  Yina Xiao

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: The presentation will address current practices, challenges and opportunities for HIA within energy sector and will outline key elements for successful HIA practice in the future.

Acceptance Status: approve



Health Impact Assessment in the Energy Transition - Increasing of Knowledge

Abstract ID# 601

Presenting Author: Simone Fortunato  Mortara |  Coauthor(s):  Diaz Guillermo Gomez

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: Tackling health risks and impacts of energy transition by assessing available data and improving knowledge with the setting future research priorities.

Acceptance Status: approve



Health impact assessment of the Gaza Strip integrated essential services

Abstract ID# 247

Presenting Author: Mirko  Winkler

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: We conducted an HIA of the integrated essential services water supply, food supply and wastewater management in the Gaza Strip to identify priorities for safeguarding and promoting health.

Acceptance Status: approve



Health impact management and monitoring with community cadres

Abstract ID# 311

Presenting Author: James  Moodie

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: Health impacts linked to development projects in LMICs are often compounded in weak systems. Community cadre centred interventions allow for system strengthening and for impact monitoring.

Acceptance Status: approve



Hearing the Unheard

Abstract ID# 703

Presenting Author: Sebastian   Suarez |  Coauthor(s):  Yaddy Ruiz ,   Andres   Amaya

Preferred Session:  Gender in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: IA and public participation during IA of Bogota's first Metro Line offered opportunities for those normally unheard to be heard.

Acceptance Status: approve



Helium, LoRaWAN with IoT for Impact Assessment and Conservation in Kenya

Abstract ID# 322

Presenting Author: Hanna  Fiegenbaum |  Coauthor(s):  Bradley Azegele ,   Stephan   Seider

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The objective of this contribution is to share insights about opportunities and challenges of the use of Helium, LoRaWAN and IoT in ecosystem service assessment and conservation in Kenya.

Acceptance Status: approve



Heritage Impact Assessment of Historic Urban Parks

Abstract ID# 415

Presenting Author: Urmila  Jha-Thakur |  Coauthor(s):  Marie Le Devehat

Preferred Session:  The role of Impact Assessment in protecting and enhancing heritage

Summary Statement: Exploring how 'framing' of Impact Assessment can be developed for Urban Historic Public Parks

Acceptance Status: approve



Heritage in SEA: Integrated decision making in the Harrat Uwayirid (KSA)

Abstract ID# 529

Presenting Author: Sarah  Ritchie |  Coauthor(s):  Laura Morabito ,   Carla   Korpijaakko

Preferred Session:  Importance of Culture and Cultural Heritage in SEA

Summary Statement: Masterplan and SEA of the Harrat Uwayirid highlight the importance of including heritage data for sustainable conservation of the environment to benefit current and future generations

Acceptance Status: approve



HIA as a standard tool for effective decision making on vaccination strateg

Abstract ID# 253

Presenting Author: Jarmila  Pekarcikova

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This paper emphasizes the importance of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in enhancing decision-making for vaccination strategies in the EU. Further research on AI integration is recommended.

Acceptance Status: approve



Higher education institutions’ based environmental assessment research in E

Abstract ID# 339

Presenting Author: Tiago  Rodrigues |  Coauthor(s):  Thomas Fischer

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: This study evaluates European higher education institutions' environmental assessment research in 44 countries by analyzing Scopus-listed publications, gauging their extent and coverage.

Acceptance Status: approve



History of Efforts to Reform the NEPA Impact Assessment Process in the United States

Abstract ID# 748

Presenting Author: Michael D.  Smith

Preferred Session:  Transforming the Future of NEPA: Recent U.S. Congressional Action

Summary Statement: This paper will summarize the history of efforts over the last 50+ years to reform the NEPA impact assessment process in the United States, including those taken by various presidential administrations and the U.S. Congress.

Acceptance Status: approve



How can extraterritorial duty contribute to global climate governance?

Abstract ID# 153

Presenting Author: Heping   Dang

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: An empirical study will tell us how the human rights mechanism can help address a significant shortcoming in international law

Acceptance Status: approve



How can Health Impact Assessment support a wellbeing economy?

Abstract ID# 232

Presenting Author: Margaret  Douglas |  Coauthor(s):  Fiona Scott ,   Kirstin   McNicol ,   Deborah Shipton ,   Lorna Renwick

Preferred Session:  Proportionate consideration of health in SEA for wider health determinants

Summary Statement: Wellbeing economy frameworks include the social, economic and environmental health determinants considered in health impact assessment. HIA is a practical way to promote wellbeing economy pr

Acceptance Status: approve



How dialogue enable us to make favourable decisions for a just transition

Abstract ID# 338

Presenting Author: karol  oyanader |  Coauthor(s):  Javiera Arellano

Preferred Session:  Human Rights Impact Assessment for a Just Transition

Summary Statement: In our presentation, we will discuss the results of the Due Diligence assessment carried out in Los Lagos project. We will cover the social, environmental, and archaeological aspects, among others.

Acceptance Status: approve



How does Net Gain impact the social licence to operate of a large project?

Abstract ID# 372

Presenting Author: Alice  Stuart |  Coauthor(s):  Alan Bond ,   Aldina   Franco

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: Net Gain is often used to offset the negative impacts but does not guarantee acceptance; we look at individuals’ opinions of Net Gain and whether it impacts acceptance of a large project.

Acceptance Status: approve



How it may or may not support Indigenous sovereignty

Abstract ID# 745

Presenting Author: Somia  Sadiq

Preferred Session:  Anishinaabe Law: Harmonization & the Role of UNDRIP

Summary Statement: This presentation will speak to the role of UNDRIP and how it may or may not support Indigenous sovereignty depending on how implementation occurs in project and regional negotiations for large scale projects..

Acceptance Status: approve



How often are follow-up programs implemented in Canada?

Abstract ID# 696

Presenting Author: Cathy  Mackay |  Coauthor(s):  Daryl Johannesen

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: This presentation discusses the importance of follow-up programs in assessing and mitigating project impacts in Canada, emphasizing the need for effective implementation and exploring variou

Acceptance Status: approve



How the SEA shaped the Firth of Clyde Regional Marine Plan

Abstract ID# 112

Presenting Author: Arthur  Keller

Preferred Session:  Blue economy, SEA and Marine Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: The Firth of Clyde Regional Marine Plan engaged a range of diverse stakeholders, to produce a plan for complex marine system. So how did the SEA help to shape it?

Acceptance Status: approve



How to assess climate change impacts and sustain health on regional level

Abstract ID# 730

Presenting Author: Ilonka  Horváth

Preferred Session:  Proportionate consideration of health in SEA for wider health determinants

Summary Statement: An Austrian pilot shows that using a participatory and anticipatory approach supports local population to develop climate change adaptation needs to sustain future health.

Acceptance Status: approve



How to Be a CEP

Abstract ID# 698

Presenting Author: Patrick  Solomon

Preferred Session:  Certification and Accreditation in SIA: Opportunities & Challenges

Summary Statement: The Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) credential both opens engagement opportunities and presents challenges for environmental and social impact assessment careers.

Acceptance Status: approve



How to Conserve Urban Heritage by EIA -A Case of Jingu Gaien Park, Tokyo-

Abstract ID# 497

Presenting Author: Sachihiko  Harashina

Preferred Session:  The role of Impact Assessment in protecting and enhancing heritage

Summary Statement: To an EIA of urban heritage development in Tokyo, IAIA Japan and ICOMOS sent messages for good practice. It raises universal problems in disclosure and participation on urban development.

Acceptance Status: approve



How to improve decision and technical design for sustainability.

Abstract ID# 134

Presenting Author: xin  ren

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: ADB used impact judgement and assessment respectively at concept and feasibility study(FS) to minimize consequences and enhance sustainability. Changes occur only if recommendations adopted by FS/tech

Acceptance Status: approve



Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence

Abstract ID# 143

Presenting Author: Salah  Husseini

Preferred Session:  Connecting People and Planet: Respecting the environment and human rights

Summary Statement: What is Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence? How can it be used to identify and address human rights impacts?

Acceptance Status: approve



Human Rights Impact Assessment of Artificial Intelligence Technology Development and Application – emerging practice and coming regulation.

Abstract ID# 744

Presenting Author: Cathrine Bloch  Veiberg

Preferred Session:  Human Rights Impact Assessment for a Just Transition

Summary Statement: The presentation will focus on emerging impact assessment requirements on the development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and principles for human rights impact assessment of AI systems and their application.

Acceptance Status: approve



Human Rights-Based Approaches in Fisheries Management and Ocean Protection

Abstract ID# 181

Presenting Author: Mohammad  Arifsyah

Preferred Session:  Connecting People and Planet: Respecting the environment and human rights

Summary Statement: Enhancing human rights-based approaches in fisheries management and ocean protection is crucial for enabling effective policies to eliminate forced labor and illegal fishing practices.

Acceptance Status: approve



Hydroelectric Dams in Iran Involuntary Displacement of local Indigenous

Abstract ID# 422

Presenting Author: Parand  Meysami |  Coauthor(s):  Nik-Ahang Kosar

Preferred Session:  Fair compensation for just transformation

Summary Statement: Examples from hydroelectric dams in Iran to demonstrate the necessity of environmental justice, and fair treatment of indigenous people to achieve a just transition and avoid humanitarian crisis.

Acceptance Status: approve



IA for Megaprojects: It Must Start with Effective Stakeholder Engagement

Abstract ID# 158

Presenting Author: Marissa  Murphy

Preferred Session:  How prepared is IA for next-generation renewable energy megaprojects?

Summary Statement: A case study for a mega-scale offshore wind project that highlights how a meaningful, intensive stakeholder engagement process initiated 5 years before project inception facilitates its IA

Acceptance Status: approve



IA for Private University & SIA Best Practice for Community Development

Abstract ID# 152

Presenting Author: Meshach  Ojile

Preferred Session:  Exploring the Limitations of SIA in Achieving Sustainable Development

Summary Statement: Paper reports on model SIA practice with benefits-sharing for a just community transformation in Nigeria.

Acceptance Status: approve



IA is crucial for gauging community expectations in the energy transition

Abstract ID# 464

Presenting Author: Kate  Brittain

Preferred Session:  What role does IA play in a responsible exit from the fossil fuel sector?

Summary Statement: Gain insights from an Australian gas producer’s SIA, which explores community expectations for a potential decline scenario (developed alongside a growth scenario) related to the company's o

Acceptance Status: approve



IA process and mitigation measures with indigenous peoples in Brazil

Abstract ID# 383

Presenting Author: Roberta  Coutinho

Preferred Session:  Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives for Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The participatory EIA process include training and hiring indigenous environmental agents to keeping track of the monitoring and dissemination of the results to the community.

Acceptance Status: approve



IA teaching and research activities in Higher education, Thailand

Abstract ID# 155

Presenting Author: Chaunjit  Chanchitpricha

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: This paper explores how IA teaching and research activities are conducted amongst higher education academics in the Thai context.

Acceptance Status: approve



IA with quilombola communities in Brazil and support of quality life

Abstract ID# 388

Presenting Author: Adriana  Crem

Preferred Session:  The role of environmental management strategies for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The IA process with quilombola communities in Brazil requires a specific study, which can strengthen the identity of the community, as well as its territorial organization.

Acceptance Status: approve



IA with quilombola communities in Brazil and support of the quality of life

Abstract ID# 390

Presenting Author: Adriana  Crem

Preferred Session:  The role of environmental management strategies for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The IA process with quilombola communities in Brazil requires a specific study, which can strengthen the identity of the community, as well as its territorial organization.

Acceptance Status: approve



IA, DD and project delivery – enabling decisions on difficult projects

Abstract ID# 423

Presenting Author: Tim  Simpson |  Coauthor(s):  Agi Hoire

Preferred Session:  IA and Due Diligence for sustainable transformation of large projects

Summary Statement: IA, DD and initiatives during delivery have the ability to manage competing risk appetites and enable investment certainty. This is critical on projects where development outcomes are at stake.

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIA HQ

Abstract ID# 743

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  Developing an IAIA agenda for SEA action toward a just transformation

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 731

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  Accountability, impact assessment and their capacity to transform projects

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 732

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  Listen For... Just Transformation

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 733

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  Brainstorming Best Practice IA Principles for extraterrestrial developments

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 735

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  Rethinking Climate Change: IA for a Resilient and Just Transformation

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 736

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  Artificial Intelligence in Impact Assessment: IAIA Principles

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 737

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  Sustainable Finance and Impact Assessment linkages at a Global scale

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 738

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  Meet the editor

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 739

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  What have you done for me lately? Effectiveness in Health Impact Assessment

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 740

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  IAIA in 2050: Exploring Concepts and Options

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



IAIAHQ

Abstract ID# 741

Presenting Author:  

Preferred Session:  How can nature-based approaches be promoted before impact assessment?

Summary Statement:

Acceptance Status: approve



ID 183 - IA transformation – EBRD experience

Abstract ID# 401

Presenting Author: Debbie   Cousins

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: Reflect on trends in IA, due diligence and emerging skills based on my experience at the EBRD.

Acceptance Status: approve



Identity-based approaches to psychosocial impact assessment

Abstract ID# 427

Presenting Author: Eden  Klein |  Coauthor(s):  Somia Sadiq

Preferred Session:  Psycho-social impact assessment to help make transformation more just

Summary Statement: This presentation will explore the application and opportunity of identity-based approaches to psychosocial impact assessment through a unique case study in Treaty 1 Territory, Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



Image sensing / AI technology for wind farms to minimise impacts on birds

Abstract ID# 213

Presenting Author: Simon  Taylor

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: Case studies of large scale wind projects in central Asia will be described to explore how Identiflight sytem may be used to work towards achievement of no-net-loss of priority bird species.

Acceptance Status: approve



IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: THE JOURNEY TO A JUST TRAN

Abstract ID# 657

Presenting Author: Ngozi  Gabriel

Preferred Session:  The role of environmental management strategies for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The paper is aimed at highlighting the connection of EIA with the need for biodiversity conservation and how this synergy can lead to a just transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Impact assessment for policy insight on battery minerals value chains

Abstract ID# 504

Presenting Author: Diana Carolina  Arbelaez Ruiz |  Coauthor(s):  Jordan Lindsay

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: This paper reviews impact assessment methods suitable to provide policy-relevant insights on justice and vulnerability questions at the value chain level of battery minerals.

Acceptance Status: approve



Impact Assessment Higher Education and Research in Mexico

Abstract ID# 556

Presenting Author: Juan Carlos  Tejeda-González

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: IA in Higher Education and Research in Mexico is poor and low because IA is mostly used as a regulatory permit for projects. Here we present what has been done to improve and overturn this situation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Impact Assessment Practices to Help Enable Circular Economy Progress

Abstract ID# 564

Presenting Author: Tomás B.  Ramos |  Coauthor(s):  Mariana Rato ,   Alexandra   Polido

Preferred Session:  Synergies of impact assessment and circular economy

Summary Statement: Connecting EIA with circular economy strategies, principles, and practices can foster a synergistic transition to sustainability

Acceptance Status: approve



Impact Assessments for just transition outcomes in renewable energy sector

Abstract ID# 510

Presenting Author: Vigya  Sharma

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: This presentation will discuss how the lack of IAs and SIAs are influencing just transition outcomes as the world expands its renewable energy project footprint.

Acceptance Status: approve



Impact Management with Indigenous Peoples of a mining company in Brazil

Abstract ID# 540

Presenting Author: Luana  Andrade

Preferred Session:  Reflecting Indigenous knowledge for a Just Transformation in impact assessment

Summary Statement: In the Southeast of Pará, the relationship with the Xikrin do Cateté Indigenous People for about 40 years, where their cultural uses/reproductions near the mining areas are respected.

Acceptance Status: approve



Impact of Bunkering on Benthic Macro-Invertebrates of the New Calabar River

Abstract ID# 324

Presenting Author: Pyamene  Yubedee |  Coauthor(s):  Peter Onyagbodor ,   Kika   Ehiedu

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: This study showed that oil bunkering had a negative impact on the benthic macro-invertebrates of the New Calabar River, with a reduction in species richness compared to previous studies.

Acceptance Status: approve



Impact of Mines for the Just Transformation, Cree EA Process

Abstract ID# 723

Presenting Author: Cameron  McLean |  Coauthor(s):  Anna Krupa

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: Cree in Quebec experience acute impacts from climate change, while proposed solutions require additional mines and IA process reviews the impact on the environment and traditional way of life.

Acceptance Status: approve



Impacts of EIA and permit streamlining in the context of mining sector

Abstract ID# 295

Presenting Author: Ismo  Pölönen

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: Presentation focuses on the relationship between EU´s Critical Raw Material Act and the quality of EIA and permit procedures in the mining sector.

Acceptance Status: approve



Impacts of floating solar panels, the Magat reservoir as reference case

Abstract ID# 16

Presenting Author: Ingrid  Nesheim |  Coauthor(s):  Francois Clayer

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: Floating photovoltaics contribute to renewable electricity production. Effects of covering a lake with FPV, suggestions for enhancing co-benefits and reducing adverse impacts of FPV are presented.

Acceptance Status: approve



Impacts on biodiversity and expected inputs to management from monitoring

Abstract ID# 221

Presenting Author: Natália  Takahashi Margarido |  Coauthor(s):  Larissa Ribeiro Souza ,   Sueli Harumi   Kakinami ,   Luis Enrique Sánchez

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: The contribution of biodiversity monitoring to follow-up and adaptive management is reviewed in a mine in the Brazilian Amazon. An accurate description of impacts is essential for monitoring

Acceptance Status: approve



Implementation of EIA under the UN BBNJ Agreement: Next Steps.

Abstract ID# 234

Presenting Author: Patience  Whitten

Preferred Session:  Blue economy, SEA and Marine Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: This presentation will address measures needed to ensure robust and meaningful decisions under the EIA framework in the BBNJ treaty. Key to the discussion is the need to develop EIA Guidelines.

Acceptance Status: approve



In favour of the draft Declaration ofn DFDR

Abstract ID# 178

Presenting Author: Susanna  Price

Preferred Session:  Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by DFDR

Summary Statement: The speaker will support the launch of a Declaration on the Rights of People Affected by Development-Forced Displacement and Resettlement (DFDR)

Acceptance Status: approve



Inclusion towards a Just Transformation

Abstract ID# 96

Presenting Author: Doris  Kiwelu

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transformation – Insights and lessons for impact assessment

Summary Statement: Knowing major problems facing the society , identifying affected groups, inclusion in all stages , policy and regulation formulation are the key to a Just Transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Increasing Indigenous Perspectives in Baseline Studies: Braiding Knowledges

Abstract ID# 406

Presenting Author: Shyla  O'Donnell |  Coauthor(s):  Andrea McGathey

Preferred Session:  Financing a Just Transition:How Impact Assessment methodologies can support

Summary Statement: An overview of braiding Indigenous Knowledge and Western science into baseline studies to inform site characterization for a proposed new nuclear development at an existing facility in eastern Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



Independent monitoring of VCM Project Community Benefits.

Abstract ID# 474

Presenting Author: Robert  Evans

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: Based on over a decade of monitoring experience, this paper examines the extent to which REDD+ and other Voluntary Carbon Market projects genuinely deliver promised benefits to their local communities

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous Designed Impact Methods: An Example from Gitxaala Nation

Abstract ID# 561

Presenting Author: James  Herbert |  Coauthor(s):  Adena Vanderjagt ,   Heather   Johnston

Preferred Session:  Meaningful Impact Assessments Through Indigenous Leadership

Summary Statement: This paper discusses the development of an Indigenous-designed Impact Assessment method and the challenges with meeting the needs of both an Indigenous community and a colonial regulatory pr

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous Herbalism a new approach for Engagement with Local Communiities

Abstract ID# 382

Presenting Author: Maria Ana  Rubinstein |  Coauthor(s):  Mariel Soraya Palomeque

Preferred Session:  Emerging Practices in Indigenous-led Environmental Assessment

Summary Statement: In 2023, Ausenco initiated a pilot project to establish an Indigenous Herbal Catalog, strengthening connections with Guaraní communities to preserve their valuable ancestral herbal knowledge.

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous Histories and Just Transformation in Asia

Abstract ID# 664

Presenting Author: Aniket  De

Preferred Session:  Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives for Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This paper argues for the importance of treating indigenous histories and cultural practices of Asia as important resources for just transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous Impact Assessment of Large Renewable Energy Projects

Abstract ID# 19

Presenting Author: Ciaran  O'Faircheallaigh

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: I address the challenges of conducting an Indigenous Impact Assessment of a large renewable energy project affecting a First Nation dispersed over a wide area and multiple urban locations

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous perspectives for a just transformation of the mining sector

Abstract ID# 409

Presenting Author: Johanne  Hanko |  Coauthor(s):  Julie Evans

Preferred Session:  Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives for Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Participation and validation of Indigenous people’s concerns regarding the impacts of mining sector development in Suriname to achieve a just transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous Perspectives of Health in Canadian Impact Assessments.

Abstract ID# 626

Presenting Author: Lara  Durksen |  Coauthor(s):  Diana Lewis ,   Veronica   Reitmeier

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: A review of Indigenous Knowledge and health literature and Canadian EIA decision reports to assess if engagement is meaningful and properly contextualized.

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous Sámi knowledge in Climate Impact Assessments on reindeer herding

Abstract ID# 492

Presenting Author: Carl  Österlin |  Coauthor(s):  Ninis Rosqvist ,   Erik   Kjellström ,   Jonas Vannar ,   Niila Inga

Preferred Session:  Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives for Just Transformation

Summary Statement: How indigenous knowledge of Sámi reindeer herding communities can be combined with climate models for community-led climate impact assessments to support adaptation in Arctic Sweden

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous Science and Cumulative Effects

Abstract ID# 164

Presenting Author: Erika  Bockstael |  Coauthor(s):  Myrle Ballard

Preferred Session:  Multi-dimensional cumulative effects assessment with Indigenous peoples

Summary Statement: Indigenous science is wholistic which is an important tool for understanding cumulative effects assessments. Indigenous science framework demonstrates Indigenous laws.

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous Values in Analysis and Significance Determination for Assessment

Abstract ID# 238

Presenting Author: Jessica  Hiltz |  Coauthor(s):  Jonathan Ward

Preferred Session:  Reflecting Indigenous knowledge for a Just Transformation in impact assessment

Summary Statement: Adoption of Indigenous ways of knowing effects assessment criteria to determine the magnitude and significance of adverse impacts.

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous-led measurement of uplift for biodiversity credits

Abstract ID# 727

Presenting Author: Robin  Mitchell

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: To create supply of high integrity biodiversity credits, Maori are emerging leaders in provision of high-resolution environmental information mixing science and indigenous knowledge systems.

Acceptance Status: approve



Indigenous-Led Program to Manage Cumulative Effects in Northern Alberta

Abstract ID# 632

Presenting Author: Kevan  Berg |  Coauthor(s):  Adi Adiele

Preferred Session:  Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives for Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Fort McKay Métis Nation will share information about an Indigenous-led monitoring program developed to help monitor, assess, and manage cumulative effects in Alberta’s oil sands region.

Acceptance Status: approve



Infrastructure Corridor IAs: County-Wide in AlUla

Abstract ID# 550

Presenting Author: Carla  Korpijaakko

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: Considerations at the SEA and ESIA level for broad-scale infrastructure development across AlUla County (Saudi Arabia)

Acceptance Status: approve



Infrastructure Development and Compliance with Environmental Policy Instrum

Abstract ID# 686

Presenting Author: Andrea  Porras Carrasco |  Coauthor(s):  Jose Alfredo Valladares Huerta

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: A strategy has been devised to develop infrastructure while implementing specific environmental policies and land-use planning instruments through high-impact initiatives.

Acceptance Status: approve



Infusing Sámi rights claims in legal reviews of hydropower licenses

Abstract ID# 303

Presenting Author: Katarina  Inga |  Coauthor(s):  Rasmus Kløcker Larsen

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: Indigenous Sámi-led impact assessment and planning process to propose mitigation measures for updated hydropower licenses in the Sámi homeland.

Acceptance Status: approve



Initiatives to respond to evolving environmental and social learning needs

Abstract ID# 191

Presenting Author: Aida  Khalil Gomez

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: The presentation will describe IFC’s initiatives, methods, and tools to respond to evolving business and individual environmental and social needs through a competency-based approach.

Acceptance Status: approve



Innovative Approaches to Quantify and Rank Environmental Priorities.

Abstract ID# 231

Presenting Author: Javaid  Afzal |  Coauthor(s):  Ernesto Sanchez-Triana ,   Ana Luisa   Gomes ,   Maged Mahmoud Hamed ,   Martin Ochoa & Ruth Tiffer-Sotomayor

Preferred Session:  Financing a Just Transition:How Impact Assessment methodologies can support

Summary Statement: This paper examines a methodology for innovative approaches to identifyand rank environmental priorities for a Just Transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Innovative method: Tailings as growth medium eliminating topsoil dependency

Abstract ID# 650

Presenting Author: Robyn  Mellett |  Coauthor(s):  Elindi Jansen van Rensburg ,   Wandile   Mahlalela

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: Converting platinum tailings into a growth medium by organic amendment is an innovative, eco friendly, cost effective alternative to conventional topsoil capping for tailings storage facilities.

Acceptance Status: approve



Innovative methods and tools for a Just Transformation

Abstract ID# 605

Presenting Author: Patrick  Francis |  Coauthor(s):  Camille Heaton

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: This session explores strategies to more effectively translate impact assessment goals, findings and recommendations into just transitions for more environmentally and socially sustainable projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Inshore fish harvesting versus offshore wind development: pathways forward

Abstract ID# 283

Presenting Author: Ian  Stewart |  Coauthor(s):  Lyle Porter

Preferred Session:  Impact assessments and just energy transformation in Atlantic Canada

Summary Statement: Inshore fish harvesters continue to feel threatened by offshore wind projects. This case study from Nova Scotia, Canada’s lobster industry highlights a path forward for IA at regional scale.

Acceptance Status: approve



INSIGHTS FOR OFFSHORE ENERGY TRANSITION: THE ROLE OF STRATEGIC IA INSTRUMEN

Abstract ID# 220

Presenting Author: Juliana  Siqueira-Gay |  Coauthor(s):  Luis Sánchez ,   Carla   Duarte ,   Ana Dibo ,   Alexander Turra

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment: enabling or constraining sustainable energy transitions?

Summary Statement: Lessons learned from strategic impact assessment of offshore projects show the need of reviewing and updating the current policies and instruments for supporting new offshore wind projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool: Biodiversity and Social Insights

Abstract ID# 587

Presenting Author: Parthav  Mistry |  Coauthor(s):  Ellen McKee

Preferred Session:  Protecting Climate and Biodiversity Through Just Transition

Summary Statement: The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) provides critical insights into the biodiversity and related social risks and opportunities within direct operations, supply chains and investments.

Acceptance Status: approve



Integrating diverse community values in CEA for a just transition

Abstract ID# 128

Presenting Author: Chris  Buse

Preferred Session:  Regional cumulative effects assessment to support a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: A novel approach to integrating environmental, community and health values in cumulative effects assessment to support a just transition.

Acceptance Status: approve



Integrating EB-MSP and EBSA Criteria in Celtic Sea Planning

Abstract ID# 546

Presenting Author: Robert  Mzungu Runya |  Coauthor(s):  Denise O’Sullivan ,   Caitriona   Nic Aonghusa ,   David Reid

Preferred Session:  Marine Impact Assessments for Ecosystem-Based Maritime Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: This study employs the Ecologically or Biologically Significant marine Areas criteria and GIS multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in identifying suitable MPA and ORE sites.

Acceptance Status: approve



Integrating environmental interests in the design of Hydropower Projects

Abstract ID# 523

Presenting Author: AVITOL  NKWEENDENDA |  Coauthor(s):  Munyaradzi Munodawafa

Preferred Session:  How to Conserve Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Summary Statement: The project design integrates environmental and social protection while fostering economic development. It positively contributes to balancing conservation with sustainable development.

Acceptance Status: approve



Integrating Indigenous values into economic impact assessment in Canada

Abstract ID# 330

Presenting Author: Elana  Nightingale |  Coauthor(s):  Diana Lewis

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: This Indigenous community-led case study from Canada explores the potential for integrating Indigenous values into economic impact assessments of resource extraction and industrial projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Integrating Nature & Social Sustainability into ESG for a Just Transition

Abstract ID# 602

Presenting Author: Asli  Gurkan |  Coauthor(s):  Tracy Hart

Preferred Session:  ESG and Impact Assessment for Critical Minerals in a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The presentation will outline how environment & social sustainability standards might be expanded to support countries to address the just transition in the context of ESG standards.

Acceptance Status: approve



Integrating social vulnerability into social impact assessment for floods

Abstract ID# 49

Presenting Author: Pablo  Aznar-Crespo |  Coauthor(s):  Guadalupe Ortiz ,   Antonio   Aledo

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: Integrating social vulnerability analyses into social impact assessments applied to flooding events through network analysis: an application to a case study.

Acceptance Status: approve



Integrating the Kikot-Mbebe project into Cameroon's hydropower development

Abstract ID# 582

Presenting Author: Charles  Bodel |  Coauthor(s):  Frederick Jacob

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: How a new hydroelectric project in Cameroon can fit in virtuously with a preserved natural environment

Acceptance Status: approve



Integration of SEA into strategic decision-making, Amaala a case study

Abstract ID# 718

Presenting Author: Ruba  Farkh |  Coauthor(s):  Faisal Alhmoud

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: Amaala development case study demonstrate the central role of IA in guiding strategic decision-making. The principles and policies endorsed realize a sustainable and harmonious development

Acceptance Status: approve



Investigating the implementation of biodiversity mitigation in EIA in Chile

Abstract ID# 160

Presenting Author: Rocío  Cares |  Coauthor(s):  Alan Bond ,   Aldina   Franco

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: This study aims to evaluate whether EIA in Chile is achieving a reduction in biodiversity loss, identifying potential routes for improving biodiversity outcomes through EIA practice.

Acceptance Status: approve



Is Our Drinking Water Safe? How Two First Nations Answered This Question.

Abstract ID# 661

Presenting Author: Callie  Davies-Flett |  Coauthor(s):  Mandy Olsgard

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: An Indigenous community led project developing a data analytics tool to assess health risks in complex water treatment data to answer community members questions around the safety of drinking water.

Acceptance Status: approve



Is the Clean energy transition a just transition?

Abstract ID# 567

Presenting Author: Eleanor  Seymour |  Coauthor(s):  Juliette Yasenko

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: Renewable energy is a key factor in the transition to a low carbon economy, this paper looks at how ‘just’ that cleaner energy future is.

Acceptance Status: approve



Just decarbonisation and Nature Transformation at global and local scales

Abstract ID# 592

Presenting Author: Hafren  Williams |  Coauthor(s):  Julie Dimitrijevic

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: Practical examples of how impact assessment and SEA could evolve to support a just Nature Transformation at local and global levels, alongside decarbonisation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Just energy transition and societal and political pressure

Abstract ID# 271

Presenting Author: Jan  Nuesink

Preferred Session:  The role of EIA practitioners in a just transformation

Summary Statement: idem

Acceptance Status: approve



Just Transformation - Data Governance and Human Rights Performance

Abstract ID# 266

Presenting Author: Glenn  Frommer |  Coauthor(s):  Andy Chung

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This paper demonstrates the governance principles for business model and data transformations to meet demanding assessment criteria. Existing publicly available standards and legal precedents cited.

Acceptance Status: approve



Just Transformation and KSEIA

Abstract ID# 206

Presenting Author: MYUNGJIN  KIM |  Coauthor(s):  Sookjin Jeon ,   Jong-Gwan   Jung

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: KSEIA activities may focus on enhancing the academic knowledge and communicating with stakeholders contributing to sustainable impact assessment for a just transformation society.

Acceptance Status: approve



Just transition & Stakeholder engagement, Wind offshore experience in Italy

Abstract ID# 355

Presenting Author: Elena  Schirinzi |  Coauthor(s):  Michele Valery

Preferred Session:  Just Transition and Transformation of the Coast and Maritime

Summary Statement: Traditional marine space stakeholders may oppose just transition projects if stakeholder engagement process is not properly designed since scoping phase, the case of Offshore Wind projects in Italy

Acceptance Status: approve



Just transition & the need for assessment of positive human rights impacts

Abstract ID# 136

Presenting Author: Andy  Symington

Preferred Session:  Human Rights Impact Assessment for a Just Transition

Summary Statement: In order to achieve a just transition and integrate companies' responses, there is a need for human rights impact assessment to more explicitly consider positive impact.

Acceptance Status: approve



JUST TRANSITION FRAMEWORK AND PLAN FOR A MINING&METALS COMPANY

Abstract ID# 343

Presenting Author: Arzu  Uraz Yavas

Preferred Session:  ESG and Impact Assessment for Critical Minerals in a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The presentation explains how a Just Transition framework and plan was developed for a mining & metals company to manage transition impacts and opportunities of their net-zero plans.

Acceptance Status: approve



Key ideas and challenges to deploy the appropriate E&S team for hydropower

Abstract ID# 403

Presenting Author: Michel  TOMASINO

Preferred Session:  Financing a Just Transition:How Impact Assessment methodologies can support

Summary Statement: Based on Nachtigal and Kikot experiences, highlight key ideas and challenges for structuring a robust developer's internal E&S team in hydropower projects

Acceptance Status: approve



Kicking the can down the road? IA, renewable energy and future generations

Abstract ID# 50

Presenting Author: Tina  Soliman-Hunter

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment: enabling or constraining sustainable energy transitions?

Summary Statement: The rapid implementation of renewable energy is creating significant environmental and economic burdens for future generations if IA does not incorporate recycling and disposal of infrastructure

Acceptance Status: approve



Land Guardians Funding Supports

Abstract ID# 548

Presenting Author: Heather  Webb

Preferred Session:  Land Guardians: Stewards for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This session will explore the funding opportunities available for Land Guardians programs, how this funding can be accessed, and examples on what guardians across Canada are doing.

Acceptance Status: approve



Land Guardians Protecting the Seal River Watershed

Abstract ID# 531

Presenting Author: Stephanie  Thorassie

Preferred Session:  Land Guardians: Stewards for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The Seal River Watershed land guardians are guided by Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and are the on the ground protectors of the watershed’s lands, waters, soils, and skies.

Acceptance Status: approve



Land Resource Management and Net-Zero Target

Abstract ID# 248

Presenting Author: Chizoba  Chinweze

Preferred Session:  The role of environmental management strategies for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Land resource management is a critical component to achieving a net zero society. Decisions that lead to changes in land use often contributes to GHG emissions and climate change impacts

Acceptance Status: approve



Landslide impact assessment due to terrain changes using EIASS

Abstract ID# 412

Presenting Author: Sujung  Heo

Preferred Session:  Climate, Energy and Agriculture/Forestry linkages

Summary Statement: Landslide sensitivity, topographic change, disaster management, earthwork volume change index, terrain changes, environmental impact assessment, Sustainable development

Acceptance Status: approve



Learning from innovative approaches to enhance public participation in SEA

Abstract ID# 106

Presenting Author: Gloriana  Vargas Castro

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: A good practice case study of public participation in SEA is described and discussed, highlighting what worked and did not to further debates and practice on enhanced engagement approaches.

Acceptance Status: approve



Learning from the front-line - 15 years of marine energy megaprojects

Abstract ID# 635

Presenting Author: Matt  Simpson

Preferred Session:  How prepared is IA for next-generation renewable energy megaprojects?

Summary Statement: Session reflects on a critical period of the evolution of marine energy and draws conclusions to benefit future project development and assessment, supporting just transition to a sustainable world.

Acceptance Status: approve



Lending distance to the consideration of alternatives

Abstract ID# 249

Presenting Author: Andrew  Snow

Preferred Session:  Remember the intangibles and spiritual values for a just transition

Summary Statement: Conceptualising the environment as a way of 'lending distance' to the consideration of alternatives to better engage multiple persons and worldviews.

Acceptance Status: approve



Lessons for Meaningfully Assessing Cumulative Social Effects

Abstract ID# 428

Presenting Author: Lauren  Arnold

Preferred Session:  Regional cumulative effects assessment to support a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Key practical lessons for assessing cumulative social effects that can be applied at the regional scale

Acceptance Status: approve



Lessons from biofuels and regenerative agriculture HRIAs

Abstract ID# 480

Presenting Author: Steve  Gibbons

Preferred Session:  Human Rights Impact Assessment for a Just Transition

Summary Statement: The presentation and discussion is aimed to draw out key lessons from carrying out HRIAs on climate-focused agriculture projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Lessons from Peru's El Niño Reconstruction and Impact Assessment Process

Abstract ID# 36

Presenting Author: Patrick  Wieland

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: This paper explores the institutional and procedural deficiencies within Peru's Impact Assessment framework, highlighting its inadequacy in responding to exceptional events like El Niño.

Acceptance Status: approve



Lessons from the Brumadinho dam disaster to the environmental regulation

Abstract ID# 40

Presenting Author: Andre  Naime

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: The 2019 Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil underscored the need for a better integration between impact and risk assessments in environmental regulations. We identify five points for improvement.

Acceptance Status: approve



Let the Facts Guide Us: Tips and Tricks for True Independence

Abstract ID# 493

Presenting Author: Miles  Scott-Brown |  Coauthor(s):  Juan David Quintero

Preferred Session:  IA and Due Diligence for sustainable transformation of large projects

Summary Statement: Practice tips and tricks of independent monitoring of large infrastructure projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Liberal education with a twist: opportunities/challenges of teaching SIA

Abstract ID# 631

Presenting Author: Jack  Mangala

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: Is there a place for SIA teaching in a liberal arts education landscape? A case study from Grand Valley State University.

Acceptance Status: approve



Limitations and improvements for Korea's SEIA and NLPE system

Abstract ID# 392

Presenting Author: SeonGyeong  Lee |  Coauthor(s):  YeonJu Kim ,   DalByul   Lee ,   JuChul Jung

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: Recently, problems have been raised regarding the effectiveness and operational conflict between Korea's SEIA and NLPE systems, so we would like to confirm this and suggest improvement measures.

Acceptance Status: approve



Linking Indigenous-led cumulative effects management with impact assessment

Abstract ID# 692

Presenting Author: Katerina  Kwon |  Coauthor(s):  Murray Rutherford

Preferred Session:  Meaningful Impact Assessments Through Indigenous Leadership

Summary Statement: Based on conversations with managers of Indigenous cumulative effects programs in Canada, we discuss how such programs can guide and support Indigenous decision-making in impact assessment.

Acceptance Status: approve



Linking Just Transition Dialogue and Impact Assessment Participation

Abstract ID# 187

Presenting Author: Adebayo  Majekolagbe |  Coauthor(s):  Adebayo Majekolagbe

Preferred Session:  Meaningful public participation in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: This work identifies lessons in just transition dialogue and impact assessment participation to improve processes in both realms of practice for just outcomes.

Acceptance Status: approve



Listening to silences and erasures in the interview notes

Abstract ID# 141

Presenting Author: Manishankar  Prasad

Preferred Session:  Decolonising SIA through the attitudes and beliefs of practitioners

Summary Statement: This paper speaks about decolonizing the SIA in Oman

Acceptance Status: approve



Lithium Plant in Canada: A voluntary EIA using the issue based approach

Abstract ID# 420

Presenting Author: Julie  Dontigny |  Coauthor(s):  Benoît Gagnon ,   Robert   Young

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Seizing the risks related to a complex battery project and promoting engagement of stakeholders by conducting a voluntary issue-based EIA: A lithium conversion plant in Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



Lithium supply development in Argentina

Abstract ID# 108

Presenting Author: Simon  Catchpole |  Coauthor(s):  Bernardo Parizek

Preferred Session:  Impacts and risks of lithium and rare earth elements supply chain

Summary Statement: Extraction of lithium from brines in NW Argentina affects high altitude salt flats in volcanic terrain supporting valued wildlife and traditional livelihoods of indigenous communities.

Acceptance Status: approve



Liz Wall

Abstract ID# 204

Presenting Author: Liz  Wall

Preferred Session:  Social Governance: Helping Boards to Ask the Right Questions

Summary Statement: Liz Wall, Independent Social Specialist and Non-Executive Director

Acceptance Status: approve



Local symbiotic renewable energies beyond NIMBYism

Abstract ID# 51

Presenting Author: Shigeo  Nishikizawa

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: Introducing the current situation of environmental conflicts due to wind and solar power projects in Japan, and clarifying the residents' attitude and challenges of a project with local benefits.

Acceptance Status: approve



Location projects and the effects of the volume of information in EIAs

Abstract ID# 596

Presenting Author: German  Rivera

Preferred Session:  Economic Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are essential for understanding project effects. Approval/disapproval influences resources. A Brazilian study found a link between EIA volume and project biomes

Acceptance Status: approve



Mainstreaming Just Transition in ADB’s Energy Transition Mechanism

Abstract ID# 720

Presenting Author: Richard  Sherrington

Preferred Session:  IA and Due Diligence for sustainable transformation of large projects

Summary Statement: This paper explores how, in its endeavors with national and private sector partners to decommission fossil fuels plants while transitioning to cleaner power production, social assessment and planning

Acceptance Status: approve



Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Abstract ID# 54

Presenting Author: Jos  Arts |  Coauthor(s):  Angus Morrison-Saunders

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: The aim of this paper session is to share and discuss good practices of IA follow-up worldwide. Participants are invited to discuss effective methods or approaches, and to reflect on making IA follow-

Acceptance Status: approve



Managing Community impacts through enhanced collaboration: The Komo Airport

Abstract ID# 465

Presenting Author: Marilyn  Wingi

Preferred Session:  Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives for Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Describing strategies of Village Liaison Officer and Community Safety Monitor that continue to enhance collaboration in remote communities of Papua New Guinea

Acceptance Status: approve



Managing impacts related to electrolysers and green hydrogen supply chain

Abstract ID# 391

Presenting Author: Violeta  Paginu |  Coauthor(s):  Taco Hoencamp

Preferred Session:  How prepared is IA for next-generation renewable energy megaprojects?

Summary Statement: Exploring environmental and social impacts of large-scale green hydrogen projects, evaluating electrolysers, supply chains, and effective strategies for mitigation and enhancement measures based on on

Acceptance Status: approve



Maneuvering state bureaucracies to advance Indigenous rights

Abstract ID# 79

Presenting Author: Rasmus   Kløcker Larsen |  Coauthor(s):  Mikkel Funder ,   Cortney   Golkar-Dakin (Sâkihitowin Awâsis) ,   Carol Hunsberger ,   Martin Marani & Almut Schilling-Vacaflor

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: A paper that challenges monolithic (and “inevitably bad”) representations of the state and discusses the interactions between decolonizing efforts of Indigenous groups and state bureaucrac

Acceptance Status: approve



Manito Aki Inakonigawin

Abstract ID# 192

Presenting Author: George  Kakeway

Preferred Session:  Anishinaabe Law: Harmonization & the Role of UNDRIP

Summary Statement: This presentation will provide participants an overview of the Anishinaabe sacred law that governs Anishinaabe relationship to the land, and all decisions in relation to the land.

Acceptance Status: approve



Mapping biodiversity offsets for EIAs

Abstract ID# 434

Presenting Author: Pablo  Perez Chaves

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: Combining satellite imagery and machine learning as a cost-effective way to map biodiversity offsets for EIAs

Acceptance Status: approve



Mapping risk to herring and sandeel for offshore decarbonization projects

Abstract ID# 509

Presenting Author: Matt  Kyle-Henney |  Coauthor(s):  Ian Reach

Preferred Session:  A Regional Environmental Assessment Approach to Assist Decarbonization

Summary Statement: Presenting an updated methodology to aid impact assessment on key habitat for herring and sandeel. Futureproofing an accepted UK-wide approach for use in all offshore EIAs.

Acceptance Status: approve



Marginalized by development: Social Impact of Aluminium Park in Odisha

Abstract ID# 337

Presenting Author: Pradeep Kumar  Mishra |  Coauthor(s):  Prasanta Parida

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: The paper discusses a case of implementation problem of government policy mandating social impact of industrial projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Marine indicators to monitor O&G development in Northern Mozambique Channel

Abstract ID# 499

Presenting Author: Julie  Dimitrijevic |  Coauthor(s):  Jose Rubio

Preferred Session:  Blue economy, SEA and Marine Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: We will discuss the science-based criteria used to select marine biodiversity features for monitoring oil & gas development within the Northern Mozambique Channel through a multi-stakeholder process.

Acceptance Status: approve



Meaningful engagement delivering for wind energy

Abstract ID# 334

Presenting Author: Pat   O'Sullivan

Preferred Session:  Community engagement and benefit-sharing contributions to a just transition

Summary Statement: A case study on how meaningful engagment lead to tangible community benefit sharing and delivered social acceptance on a onshore wind energy project.

Acceptance Status: approve



Meaningful Mitigation in a more just world

Abstract ID# 354

Presenting Author: Ruaraidh  Carthew |  Coauthor(s):  Alistair MacDonald

Preferred Session:  Psycho-social impact assessment to help make transformation more just

Summary Statement: An updated and practical mitigation process that combines best practices from the human environment with current guidelines on resilience building and insights on psycho-social impacts.

Acceptance Status: approve



Meaningful visual communication in EIA: stakeholders’ perspectives

Abstract ID# 37

Presenting Author: Ana  Roque de Oliveira |  Coauthor(s):  Sofia Bento ,   Maria   Partidário ,   Angus Morrison-Saunders

Preferred Session:  Meaningful public participation in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Qualitative evaluation of effective visual communication in EIA: how visual literacy and choice and design of visual tools promotes engagement and trust among stakeholders.

Acceptance Status: approve



Meaningful, self-determined First Nations engagement in Australia

Abstract ID# 526

Presenting Author: Natasha  Rees

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: This presentation outlines engagement strategies that uphold First Nations self-determination and data sovereignty - in a unique Australian context.

Acceptance Status: approve



Mechanisms and technology solutions for energy decarbonization in Maldives

Abstract ID# 60

Presenting Author: Nuzuhath  Ahmed

Preferred Session:  Decarbonizing energy sector in Maldives: Key Challenges and Role of IA

Summary Statement: An overview of the project framework for private sector mobilization in RE development, the technology solutions deployed and the environmental and financial benefits of interventions.

Acceptance Status: approve



Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change in Nigeria

Abstract ID# 562

Presenting Author: Delight  Chigeru

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: Climate change impacts are key drivers of psychological distress and mental health issues

Acceptance Status: approve



Mental Wellness in Impact Assessment in Crown Jurisdictions in Canada

Abstract ID# 184

Presenting Author: Tania  Salerno |  Coauthor(s):  Rachel Ford

Preferred Session:  Psycho-social impact assessment to help make transformation more just

Summary Statement: This paper examines how Crown jurisdictions in Canada incorporate mental wellness into impact assessments, emphasizing the role of Indigenous groups and governments in this process.

Acceptance Status: approve



Method to Simplify Health Impact Assessment for Infrastructure Projects

Abstract ID# 175

Presenting Author: Mark  Divall |  Coauthor(s):  Izak Olivier

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: Session will outline a simplified approach to addressing complex health impacts in development projects and developing a collective community health management and monitoring approach.

Acceptance Status: approve



Miguel Repas Goncalves

Abstract ID# 645

Presenting Author: Miguel  Repas Goncalves

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transformation – Insights and lessons for impact assessment

Summary Statement: Miguel Repas-Goncalves CEO STRIX Portugal

Acceptance Status: approve



Mind the gap – Gaps between IA & Construction in renewable energy.

Abstract ID# 55

Presenting Author: Barry  Wiesner

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment: enabling or constraining sustainable energy transitions?

Summary Statement: “Mind the gap” – The disconnect between IA and Construction of large-scale renewable energy projects in South Africa. What are these “gaps”, and can they be avoided in future projects?

Acceptance Status: approve



Mining communities as places of attachments in Just Transition

Abstract ID# 58

Presenting Author: Kamila  Svobodova

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: Enhancing the theory of impact assessment, we introduce a conceptual framework for the application of place attachment to heavily industrialized contexts of mining regions.

Acceptance Status: approve



Mitigating the Impacts of the Energy Transition on Vulnerable Communities

Abstract ID# 217

Presenting Author: Etisang  Abraham

Preferred Session:  Principles for Social Inclusion through Impact Assessment: Rapid Draft

Summary Statement: The transition to renewable energy is necessary to address climate change. However, a just energy transition is required to mitigate the impact of the transition on vulnerable groups.

Acceptance Status: approve



Modeling Wildlife Roadkill Risk on São Paulo Highways Amidst Sugarcane Area

Abstract ID# 340

Presenting Author: Rodrigo  Silva

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: Analyzing São Paulo's highway wildlife roadkill near sugarcane areas. Aiming to understand patterns, predict risks, and propose mitigation for biodiversity conservation and road safety.

Acceptance Status: approve



Monitoring Impacts of an All-Season Road: Indigenous Adaptive Management

Abstract ID# 92

Presenting Author: Janelle   Kuntz |  Coauthor(s):  Ginger Gibson MacDonald ,   Tammy   Steinwand ,   Tyanna Steinwand

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: In 2018, the Tlicho Highway was approved for construction to the remote community of Whati. It is model of Indigenous leadership and resiliency in an environmental assessment process.

Acceptance Status: approve



Monitoring impacts of climate action for a just transition at city level

Abstract ID# 511

Presenting Author: Katarina  Kosutova |  Coauthor(s):  Joana dos Santos Gonçalves ,   Han   Vandevyvere

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: Our research investigates how cities from Re-Value HEU project are monitoring the impact of their climate strategies for a socially just transition.

Acceptance Status: approve



Moving towards SDGs with participatory EIA: A transformative in an urban se

Abstract ID# 557

Presenting Author: Lisa  Pourlak

Preferred Session:  Linking Urban Health and SDGs through Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: This paper focuses on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and investigates how EIA and particularly "participatory EIA" helps in moving towards SDGs. Illustrating the discussion by some examples fro

Acceptance Status: approve



Multicriteria Decision Analysis Applied in EIA-Colombia

Abstract ID# 695

Presenting Author: Jorge   Gómez Duque |  Coauthor(s):  Javier Caicedo Moncada

Preferred Session:  Principles for Social Inclusion through Impact Assessment: Rapid Draft

Summary Statement: The application of the little-explored MCDA in the EIAs in Colombia would complement and allow for other evaluation criteria from other actors other than those of the practitioners who prepare the EIA

Acceptance Status: approve



Natasha Reifschneider - Panel member in session

Abstract ID# 45

Presenting Author: Natasha  Reifschneider

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transformation – Insights and lessons for impact assessment

Summary Statement: Natasha is an Environmental Assessment and Planning practitioner from Australia with twenty-five years’ experience in impact assessment and approvals.

Acceptance Status: approve



Natural Capital and the GBF: Opportunities for businesses and nature

Abstract ID# 517

Presenting Author: Ida   Bailey

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: We discuss the challenges and opportunities for achieving real impact for nature via natural capital and biodiversity projects inc. business strategy, reporting, target-setting and monitoring.

Acceptance Status: approve



Nature Positive: what this means and how to achieve it

Abstract ID# 224

Presenting Author: Mark  Johnston |  Coauthor(s):  Stacey Baggaley

Preferred Session:  Nature Positive outcomes through a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: What does nature positive mean for businesses? Here we present some principles and actions businesses need to be embedding in order to contribute and align with this global goal for nature.

Acceptance Status: approve



Navigating complex environmental impact assessments to achieve Net Zero

Abstract ID# 413

Presenting Author: Sarah  Pennington

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: How do we navigate the complexities of environmental impact assessments to achieve Net Zero while producing green commodities such as steel, to meet the demand of renewables and development?

Acceptance Status: approve



Navigating the Currents of Power of SEA Effectiveness

Abstract ID# 179

Presenting Author: Margarida  Pereira |  Coauthor(s):  Alexandra Polido ,   Filipe   Teles ,   Sara Moreno Pires ,   Patrícia Silva & Carlos Rodrigues ; Carlos Jalali

Preferred Session:  The SEA Directive in EU, 20 Years on, implementation and effectiveness.

Summary Statement: Actors in SEA processes engage in power relations that have an impact on the decision-making and effectiveness. This study aims to examine the formation and role of power dynamics in SEA.

Acceptance Status: approve



Navigating the Decarbonization–Decolonization Nexus: Roles & Limits of CBA

Abstract ID# 272

Presenting Author: David  Wright

Preferred Session:  Economic Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Cost-benefit analysis has roles to play in navigating tension between decarbonization and Indigenous self-determination. This paper focuses on limitations and innovations for CBA in this context.

Acceptance Status: approve



Net Gain - An MDB Perspective

Abstract ID# 165

Presenting Author: Peter  Moore

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: The challenges (and opportunities) in developing a MDB compliant Net Gain strategy

Acceptance Status: approve



New EIA regulation in Portugal: a step backwards

Abstract ID# 505

Presenting Author: Margarida  Lameiras |  Coauthor(s):  Júlio Jesus

Preferred Session:  Streamlining Environmental Assessments Towards Transformation

Summary Statement: Portugal recent changes to the EIA regulations are presented, both in terms of thresholds, deadlines, and procedures, and highlighting the non-compliance with provisions of the EIA directive

Acceptance Status: approve



Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership Anishinaabe Guardians Program

Abstract ID# 535

Presenting Author: Bernice  Major

Preferred Session:  Land Guardians: Stewards for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This session will explore the Anishinaabe Guardians program in Treaty 3, who are the stewards of the lands, waters, soils, and skies for the Highway 17 Twinning Project.

Acceptance Status: approve



Noise mapping and Web-based Noise Impact Assessment Systems in Hong Kong

Abstract ID# 212

Presenting Author: Man Ting  Tam |  Coauthor(s):  Ka Wai Chan ,   Kit Mei   Lin ,   Yau Hang Lee ,   Chee Kwan Lee

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: During the review of EIA process, the EPD uploaded geospatial data and developed several modelling applications to reduce the preparation time of complex noise models.

Acceptance Status: approve



Open Science & Data Platform: a tool to inform evidence based decisions

Abstract ID# 640

Presenting Author: Jessica  Coulson |  Coauthor(s):  Kelsea Deblois

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Innovative approaches to making science, data and regulatory information openly accessible to support IA and evidence based decision making: Government of Canada’s Open Science and Data Platform

Acceptance Status: approve



Operationalising target-based ecological compensation for mining impacts

Abstract ID# 440

Presenting Author: Thomas  Lloyd |  Coauthor(s):  Laura Sonter

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: Application of a novel approach to augment inadequate ecological compensation policies with actions required to achieve conservation targets designed to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss

Acceptance Status: approve



Opportunities and challenges: Perspectives from the multi-disciplinary world

Abstract ID# 588

Presenting Author: MATTHEW  HUNT

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: Thriving in the face of changing requirements, consultancies continually adapt, particularly when developing and retaining skills. This contribution reflects on the evolving IA professional, drawing o

Acceptance Status: approve



Optimizing Co-adaptation: A Framework for Maximizing Equity

Abstract ID# 276

Presenting Author: Suzanne  Moreland |  Coauthor(s):  Leticia Solaun

Preferred Session:  Benefit-sharing for a fair and just transformation.

Summary Statement: The Cultural Co-adaptation Benefit Framework provides the basis for enhanced benefit sharing, resilience, and social value. This poster presents the framework, describing the five key parameters that

Acceptance Status: approve



Our role - from environmental assessors to environmental influencers

Abstract ID# 270

Presenting Author: Jeremy  Randall

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: If we are to avert a climate & biodiversity crisis, we need to approach our role as environmental practitioners differently. It’s time we stopped assessing projects and started influencing them.

Acceptance Status: approve



Overcoming Challenges in EIA: Environmental Science Students in Argentina

Abstract ID# 22

Presenting Author: Verónica  Giberti |  Coauthor(s):  Daniela Picardi

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: .Two decades of teaching EIA. Key professionals for the country's development and environmental protection.

Acceptance Status: approve



Panel member in the hypothetical

Abstract ID# 219

Presenting Author: Sandra  Mols

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transformation – Insights and lessons for impact assessment

Summary Statement: Panel member in the hypothetical.

Acceptance Status: approve



Panelist

Abstract ID# 350

Presenting Author: IÑIGO  SOBRINI

Preferred Session:  The role of EIA practitioners in a just transformation

Summary Statement: I will expose my point of view about the the role of practitioners in a just transformation and the state of the art of this particular issue in Spain

Acceptance Status: approve



Panelist on SEA methods for public engagement in just transitions

Abstract ID# 214

Presenting Author: Peter  Nelson |  Coauthor(s):  Jack Keogh

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transformation – Insights and lessons for impact assessment

Summary Statement: This contribution to the debate will focus on real-life examples of public consultation in SEA processes, highlighting both successful and less successful approaches

Acceptance Status: approve



Partnering with communities in research for a just transition

Abstract ID# 599

Presenting Author: Laura  Major |  Coauthor(s):  Jen Roberts

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Partnering with communities in research for climate resilient and low-carbon futures: insights from the field and contributions towards best practice principles 

Acceptance Status: approve



Partnerships for Off-Grid Renewable Energy in the Pacific

Abstract ID# 543

Presenting Author: Kate  Thelander

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: Access to quality, affordable renewable energy systems is critical to enabling a just transition for remote communities in the Pacific. Access to quality, affordable renewable energy systems is critic

Acceptance Status: approve



People-positive renewable energy: towards a competition for just outcomes

Abstract ID# 327

Presenting Author: Adele  Tharani

Preferred Session:  Community engagement and benefit-sharing contributions to a just transition

Summary Statement: Evaluating people-positivity of renewable energy projects can help propell progress towards a more just transformation, similarly to carbon and biodiversity net-impact measurement frameworks.

Acceptance Status: approve



PHILCESS: Opportunities And Challenges in Building a Community of Practice

Abstract ID# 321

Presenting Author: Bryan Gencianeo  Alamani

Preferred Session:  Certification and Accreditation in SIA: Opportunities & Challenges

Summary Statement: This paper aims to share PHILCESS' experience in establishing a community of practice through capacity-building. PHILCESS trains professionals, collaborates with stakeholders, and is committe

Acceptance Status: approve



PLANNING FOR GRID INFRASTRUCTURE TO THE JUST TRANSITION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract ID# 585

Presenting Author: Dee   Fischer

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: This paper discusses the methodology to locate five strategic corridors and decision support tools for the expansion of transmission grid infrastructure within South Africa to streamline the authorisa

Acceptance Status: approve



Planning for Jharkhand’s post-coal future: A people’s perspective

Abstract ID# 86

Presenting Author: Soumya  Kapoor Mehta

Preferred Session:  Using Social Impact Assessments as a Policy Tool to Guide Just Transition

Summary Statement: This panel will assess the potential impacts of coal transition in the mining state of Jharkhand (India) that is likely to affect 1.3 million workers.

Acceptance Status: approve



PM10 concentration and land uses in different spatial and temporal scales

Abstract ID# 542

Presenting Author: Jin-Oh  Kim |  Coauthor(s):  Jeong-Il Park

Preferred Session:  Linking Urban Health and SDGs through Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: This study aims to understand how land uses in differently sized buffer zones surrounding PM monitoring stations are correlated with PM10 concentrations.

Acceptance Status: approve



Policy & Legal Reforms for Climate & Social Justice to Waste Pickers

Abstract ID# 441

Presenting Author: Harjot  Kaur

Preferred Session:  No Longer on Margins-Towards Social & Climate Justice in SWM Sector

Summary Statement: Develop a framework for formalized and safe work conditions for waste pickers as a blueprint for legislative and policy shifts.

Acceptance Status: approve



Policy instruments, administrative burdens, and environmental coproduction:

Abstract ID# 32

Presenting Author: Youlang  Zhang

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: Administrative burdens significantly decrease the respondents’ willingness to participate in household waste sorting.

Acceptance Status: approve



Poor Cousin No More: Making E&S Screening ‘cool’ again

Abstract ID# 442

Presenting Author: Jo  Buldeski |  Coauthor(s):  Kate Walker

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: AIFFP, supported by DT Global, has re-imagined the humble E&S Screening and discovered a potential superpower.

Acceptance Status: approve



Positive Impact Assessment in Japanese Local EIAs.

Abstract ID# 468

Presenting Author: Katsuhide  TAKAHASHI |  Coauthor(s):  Yuki SHIBATA

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: This study analyzed the actual situation of positive impact assessment in Japan. It suggested that a clear definition of positive impact assessment needs to be described in the ordinances.

Acceptance Status: approve



Post-approval performance of 232 licensed projects: towards low efficiency?

Abstract ID# 121

Presenting Author: Alberto  Fonseca |  Coauthor(s):  Alessandra Serrano

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: This study provides one of the largest empirical evaluations of post-approval performance in Brazil.

Acceptance Status: approve



Principles for sound waste management in South African protected areas

Abstract ID# 116

Presenting Author: Claudine   Roos |  Coauthor(s):  Reece Alberts ,   Francois   Retief ,   Dirk Cilliers ,   Alan Bond

Preferred Session:  Protecting Climate and Biodiversity Through Just Transition

Summary Statement: The paper proposes principles for the responsible management of waste in protected areas, with the aim to protect biodiversity and ecosystems, and to mitigate climate change impacts.

Acceptance Status: approve



Procedural Justice in energy transition: Insights from 3 emerging nations

Abstract ID# 250

Presenting Author: KAMALA VAINY  KANAPATHI PILLAI

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment: enabling or constraining sustainable energy transitions?

Summary Statement: Insights from renewable energy projects in 3 emerging nations delineating the significance of Procedural Justice for Just Transformation esp. dealing with indigenous & vulnerable communities

Acceptance Status: approve



Promoting Identity and Agency of Informal Waste Pickers as Green Agents

Abstract ID# 443

Presenting Author: Varalakshmi  Vemuru |  Coauthor(s):  Harjot Kaur

Preferred Session:  No Longer on Margins-Towards Social & Climate Justice in SWM Sector

Summary Statement: Evoke ideas and commitments on interventions that support dignified identities and capacities of waste pickers as green agents.

Acceptance Status: approve



Proposal for Adaptive Management of Offshore Wind Power Projects in Japan

Abstract ID# 211

Presenting Author: Ayano  Takeuchi

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: My study focus is the appropriate process for adoptive management for offshore wind projects with the Japanese case study.

Acceptance Status: approve



Proposal of indicators for the application of the interculturality

Abstract ID# 667

Presenting Author: Jack Edward  Flores Bardalez |  Coauthor(s):  Alberto Jara Hamann

Preferred Session:  Importance of Culture and Cultural Heritage in SEA

Summary Statement: Presentation of the methodology for the elaboration of Interculturality indicators.

Acceptance Status: approve



Protecting Biodiversity: enhancing baseline and monitoring mechanisms

Abstract ID# 319

Presenting Author: Phillip  Ziduche |  Coauthor(s):  Munyaradzi Munodawafa ,   Sithembinkosi   Mhlanga ,   Christopher Chisense ,   Avitol Nkweendenda & Mwelwa Sata

Preferred Session:  How to Conserve Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Summary Statement: eDNA presents the greatest opportunity to reliably and accurately monitor aquatic biodiversity and bridges gaps the traditional methods manifest.

Acceptance Status: approve



Protecting human rights and the environment through impact assessments

Abstract ID# 225

Presenting Author: Caroline  Brodeur

Preferred Session:  Connecting People and Planet: Respecting the environment and human rights

Summary Statement: Impact assessment and corporate accountability expert, specialized in human rights, capacity building and accompaniment of rights holders.

Acceptance Status: approve



Public Acceptance of Wind Energies Located Near the Nuclear Power Plant

Abstract ID# 347

Presenting Author: Kaiqi  Liu |  Coauthor(s):  Shigeo Nishikizawa ,   Takehiko   Murayama ,   Kultip Suwanteep

Preferred Session:  Environmentally, Socially and Economically Just Carbon Neutrality

Summary Statement: This research aims to clarify factors influencing community acceptance of wind energies located near the largest nuclear power plant in China by face-to-face questionnaire and online survey.

Acceptance Status: approve



Public Participation in Mega Projects

Abstract ID# 104

Presenting Author: Tim  Peirson-Smith

Preferred Session:  Meaningful public participation in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: The paper presents an overview of strategies and tactics for meaningful public participation in mega projects, focusing on large infrastructure and planning developments in Hong Kong and in Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



Public sector and hydro-power in Nepal: Organization and management issues

Abstract ID# 68

Presenting Author: Lars  Soeftestad |  Coauthor(s):  Michael Holics ,   Rajan   Shrestha

Preferred Session:  Fair compensation for just transformation

Summary Statement: he paper addresses the organization and management of the hydro-power sector in Nepal. The focus is on the key role of the public sector. Suggestions to increase its capacity are discussed.

Acceptance Status: approve



Public Sector Participation and Resettlement in Impact Assessment

Abstract ID# 82

Presenting Author: Bhupendra  Sharma |  Coauthor(s):  Bhupendra Sharma

Preferred Session:  ESG and Impact Assessment for Critical Minerals in a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: achieving meaningful public sector participation should be encouraged and implemented strictly with continuous improvement in the processes and practices so to achieve sustainable development

Acceptance Status: approve



Questions for Boards

Abstract ID# 439

Presenting Author: Paul   Hollesen

Preferred Session:  Social Governance: Helping Boards to Ask the Right Questions

Summary Statement: Paul is a sustainability professional engaged in a mix of corporate and NGO consulting and facilitation work, acting as a trusted advisor to both individuals and senior leadership teams.

Acceptance Status: approve



Ready for Business: Waste Pickers Organizations and Enterprises

Abstract ID# 488

Presenting Author: Asib   Zekir

Preferred Session:  No Longer on Margins-Towards Social & Climate Justice in SWM Sector

Summary Statement: Highlight collectivizing efforts of waste-pickers’ owned enterprises for just-recycling.

Acceptance Status: approve



REAs in the UK – a case study from the dredging industry

Abstract ID# 551

Presenting Author: Marja  Aberson |  Coauthor(s):  Ian Reach

Preferred Session:  A Regional Environmental Assessment Approach to Assist Decarbonization

Summary Statement: Summary of the voluntary UK marine aggregate REA process, that supports licensing, and provides an assessment model for decarbonization activities co-occurring in constrained regions..

Acceptance Status: approve



Recharging Community Consent: Operationalizing FPIC in impact assessment

Abstract ID# 612

Presenting Author: Emily  Greenspan

Preferred Session:  Connecting People and Planet: Respecting the environment and human rights

Summary Statement: Oxfam will share new research mapping the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and human rights policy commitments of 43 companies that mine battery minerals.

Acceptance Status: approve



Reclaiming Indigenous Economic Development through Participatory Action Res

Abstract ID# 681

Presenting Author: Astrid Vanessa  Pérez Piñán |  Coauthor(s):  Matthew Murphy

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: This paper offers a novel gender-responsive community engagement method to facilitate discussions about Indigenous economic development and related indicators.

Acceptance Status: approve



Recognising cultural dimensions in psycho-social impact assessment

Abstract ID# 472

Presenting Author: Helen  Ross

Preferred Session:  Psycho-social impact assessment to help make transformation more just

Summary Statement: This presentation reviews what is currently known about psychosocial impacts, and explores the need for greater understanding of cultural dimensions.

Acceptance Status: approve



Rediscovering the power to communicate

Abstract ID# 603

Presenting Author: Nick  Giesler

Preferred Session:  The power of communication!

Summary Statement: Prioritising good communication is vital if we want people to deliver better environmental outcomes. What are the skills and techniques needed to rediscover this lost art?

Acceptance Status: approve



Reducing climate-carbon cycle positive feedback by Adaptive Management

Abstract ID# 254

Presenting Author: Evandro  Moretto |  Coauthor(s):  Amarilis Gallardo

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: Opportunities for Adaptive Management processes in IA follow-up aiming at reducing climate-carbon cycle positive feedback and new local impacts on the hydropower energy generation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Reflecting Indigenous perspectives in Environmental Assessments in BC

Abstract ID# 679

Presenting Author: Valerie  Masterman |  Coauthor(s):  To be determined by Teck

Preferred Session:  Reflecting Indigenous knowledge for a Just Transformation in impact assessment

Summary Statement: The 2018 BC Environmental Assessment Act requires that Indigenous perspectives and knowledge inform the scope of the EA process, and this can look different for each Indigenous Nation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Reflections on Heritage Impact Assessment: Practice in the Netherlands

Abstract ID# 267

Presenting Author: Patrick  Patiwael

Preferred Session:  The role of Impact Assessment in protecting and enhancing heritage

Summary Statement: This paper reflects on how the dozens of Heritage Impact Assessments in the Netherlands contributed to protecting and enhancing Dutch cultural World Heritage sites.

Acceptance Status: approve



Reformatting Institutional roles for Committed EA Compliance/Enforcement

Abstract ID# 408

Presenting Author: Kojo Ofori  Amoyaw-Osei |  Coauthor(s):  Yaw Amoyaw-Osei

Preferred Session:  Compliance/Enforcement for Transformative EsIA Project Impact Management

Summary Statement: Challenges to Environmental Assessment Compliance and Enforcement in Ghana Stemming from Limited Sectoral Collaboration, and Suggestions for an Institutionally Recognized EA Framework

Acceptance Status: approve



Reforming Canada's regional assessments for sustainability & federalism

Abstract ID# 521

Presenting Author: Rod  Northey

Preferred Session:  From the Top-Down; Are Regional Assessments the key to sustainability.

Summary Statement: In response to constitutional issues with Canada's Impact Assessment Act, this paper advances reform of regional assessment to focus on sustainability and consistency with federal authority.

Acceptance Status: approve



Regulation and Social Justice

Abstract ID# 651

Presenting Author: Rob  Sherry

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: How can project proponents and relevant regulators bring local communities along on the journey in a positive manner during the of construction of renewable energy projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Regulators collaborating and innovating to enhance impact assessment outcomes

Abstract ID# 289

Presenting Author: Gregory  Abood |  Coauthor(s):  Paul Thompson

Preferred Session:  Meaningful public participation in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Effective working partnerships between impact assessment regulators in AELERT is critical to grow towards world’s best practice, build IA integrity and promote perceptions of just transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Regulatory efficiency for clean growth projects: Canada's approach

Abstract ID# 182

Presenting Author: Marla  Orenstein

Preferred Session:  How prepared is IA for next-generation renewable energy megaprojects?

Summary Statement: Lengthy regulatory timelines for impact assessment and permitting increase the challenge of reaching clean energy goals. What actions is Canada taking to increase regulatory efficiency, and will it wo

Acceptance Status: approve



Regulatory Streamlining: Implications for Solar PV Development in SA

Abstract ID# 87

Presenting Author: Jana  Minnaar

Preferred Session:  Streamlining Environmental Assessments Towards Transformation

Summary Statement: Streamlining environmental regulation for renewable energy developments in South Africa has both benefits and challenges.

Acceptance Status: approve



Respecting Indigenous Governance in Impact Assessment:a Canadian Experience

Abstract ID# 623

Presenting Author: Danelle   Smyth |  Coauthor(s):  Meaghan Hoyle

Preferred Session:  Partnerships in Impact Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: British Columbia shares experiences developing and implementing IA legislation, policies and partnerships that recognize Indigenous jurisdiction, align with UNDRIP and lead to durable decisions.

Acceptance Status: approve



Restoring Relationships with the Land and Water: Indigenous-led Remediation

Abstract ID# 359

Presenting Author: Tara  Lamothe |  Coauthor(s):  Marilyn Morash ,   James   Redford ,   Violet Camsell-Blondin ,   Janelle Kuntz & Ugo Lapointe

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: The authors explore how two First Nations developed community-led remediation objectives and are leveraging these when collaborating with colonial governments to restore lands and cultures.

Acceptance Status: approve



Rewilding as an operational landscape-level approach to ‘Nature Positive'

Abstract ID# 629

Presenting Author: Fabien  Quétier

Preferred Session:  Nature Positive outcomes through a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Rewilding in an emerging approach to nature’s recovery which enables conservation and restoration interventions to be embedded into a long-term landscape-scale and socially inclusive strategy.

Acceptance Status: approve



Risk assessment framework for cumulative effects (RAFCE)

Abstract ID# 449

Presenting Author: John  Boakye-Danquah

Preferred Session:  Regional cumulative effects assessment to support a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The Risk Assessment Framework for Cumulative Effects (RAFCE) was developed to identify, quantify, and prioritize cumulative environmental impacts.

Acceptance Status: approve



Risk-based Management Framework for Desalination in the Red Sea Project

Abstract ID# 569

Presenting Author: Edwin  Palmer |  Coauthor(s):  Edward Oldmeadow

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: A Risk-based Management Framework for Design and Operation of Desalination Facilities on the Red Sea Coastline of KSA – A Case Study from the Red Sea Project

Acceptance Status: approve



Role of IA in Promoting Inuit Rights & Just Transition in Arctic Shipping

Abstract ID# 514

Presenting Author: Patricia  Galvao Ferreira |  Coauthor(s):  Sara , Associate Professor and Director of MELAW, Seck

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: Paper examines the role of impact assessment laws in Canada in ensuring that governance of shipping in the Arctic is informed and guided by Inuit rights and laws and the concept of just transition.

Acceptance Status: approve



ROLE OF KEY ACTORS FOR AN EFFECTIVE LICENSE INSTRUMENT IN ARGENTINE AGRO

Abstract ID# 17

Presenting Author: Melina Gisela  Santomauro |  Coauthor(s):  Verónica Giberti

Preferred Session:  Principles for Social Inclusion through Impact Assessment: Rapid Draft

Summary Statement: From field to the table. Contributions from key actors for the formulation of an effective environmental license instrument for agricultural productions in operation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Role of SEA in mining for the energy transition

Abstract ID# 80

Presenting Author: Greg  Radford

Preferred Session:  Strategic environmental assessment in mining for a just transformation

Summary Statement: This presentation explores the role that SEA can play in helping governments balance multiple interests and make informed decisions to meet the growing demand for minerals and metals.

Acceptance Status: approve



Sandeep Pai

Abstract ID# 163

Presenting Author: Sandeep  Pai

Preferred Session:  Using Social Impact Assessments as a Policy Tool to Guide Just Transition

Summary Statement: Dr. Sandeep Pai, Research Director, Swaniti Global

Acceptance Status: approve



Scaling SIA for Large Infrastructure Projects – A Pathway to Enhanced ESG P

Abstract ID# 461

Presenting Author: Alias  Rameli

Preferred Session:  Exploring the Limitations of SIA in Achieving Sustainable Development

Summary Statement: This presentation explores scaling social impact assessment (SIA) in large projects, emphasising its alignment with ESG principles for more sustainable development.

Acceptance Status: approve



Scoping the unscopable

Abstract ID# 277

Presenting Author: Martin  Haefele |  Coauthor(s):  Elisabeth Gagnon

Preferred Session:  Remember the intangibles and spiritual values for a just transition

Summary Statement: The assessment of an abandoned mine reclamation project had to develop ways to use values-based reference points to determine significance and develop mitigation measures for intangibles like trust.

Acceptance Status: approve



SEA at a Crossroad: Trends in Austria’s Transport Infrastructure Planning

Abstract ID# 123

Presenting Author: Felix  Sternath

Preferred Session:  The SEA Directive in EU, 20 Years on, implementation and effectiveness.

Summary Statement: The paper contains critical learnings from 15 years of SEA practice in Austria’s transport infrastructure planning and provides ideas for the future of SEA practice in Europe.

Acceptance Status: approve



SEA implementation in Ireland - 20 Years of practice, the story so far.

Abstract ID# 559

Presenting Author: Tadhg  O'Mahony |  Coauthor(s):  Suzanne Wylde

Preferred Session:  The SEA Directive in EU, 20 Years on, implementation and effectiveness.

Summary Statement: This presentation will outline the story of SEA, SEA effectiveness and governance in Ireland over the last 20 years and will conclude with key recommendations on ongoing improvements to SEA.

Acceptance Status: approve



SEA in energy sector: two different approaches from Iberian Peninsula

Abstract ID# 549

Presenting Author: Cecilia  Rocha |  Coauthor(s):  Luísa Batista ,   Nuno   Matos ,   Margarida Fonseca ,   Paulo Conceição

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This presentation aims to critically analyse two distinct approaches to implementing SEA within the energy sector in two countries sharing a similar context and strategic reference framework.

Acceptance Status: approve



SEA in mining: addressing obstacles and harvesting benefits

Abstract ID# 304

Presenting Author: Joyce  Kortlandt |  Coauthor(s):  Carlos Ortega ,   Laurie   Borelli

Preferred Session:  Strategic environmental assessment in mining for a just transformation

Summary Statement: Developing SEA in mining is still in its early stages. Case studies highlight different obstacles and solutions and show the benefits of SEA moving towards more responsible mining.

Acceptance Status: approve



SEA Monitoring insights from Ireland’s HV Electricity Network

Abstract ID# 689

Presenting Author: Robert  Fennelly

Preferred Session:  Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice

Summary Statement: To optimise Strategic Environmental Assessment monitoring, Ireland’s Transmission System Operator EirGrid resourced deep changes to policies, geospatial data gathering , reporting frequency

Acceptance Status: approve



SEA of Marine Spatial Plans in Ireland

Abstract ID# 586

Presenting Author: Tom  Woolley

Preferred Session:  Blue economy, SEA and Marine Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: SEA of Maritime Spatial Plans in Ireland.

Acceptance Status: approve



Sean Curry

Abstract ID# 399

Presenting Author: Sean  Curry

Preferred Session:  The Role of Governments in a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: British Columbia Energy Regulator, Canada. AS an organization we regulate the oil, gas, hydrogen, CCUS, geothermal industries. My area of expertise is Indigenous consultation, applications, permitting

Acceptance Status: approve



SESA of the Mining Sector in Mongolia

Abstract ID# 64

Presenting Author: David  Annandale

Preferred Session:  Strategic environmental assessment in mining for a just transformation

Summary Statement: This case study presents a SESA of the mining sector in Mongolia. The SESA sought to assess the environmental and social implications of infrastructure over a 30-year period.

Acceptance Status: approve



Session ID 183: Future of the IA profession in the public sector

Abstract ID# 405

Presenting Author: Nicola  Parker

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: To be discussed further with Session Chair (Rufus Howard) upon acceptance.

Acceptance Status: approve



Setting up indicators to improve EIA effectiveness and governance processes

Abstract ID# 671

Presenting Author: Gustavo  Zuleta |  Coauthor(s):  Miguel Canoura ,   Marcelo   Somenson ,   Carolina del Valle ,   Alejandro Dorado

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: The development of 63 effectiveness indicators is presented to meet challenges of EIA governance and contribute to a professional standardization system.

Acceptance Status: approve



Shared experience of SEA implementation from Malta and Ireland

Abstract ID# 580

Presenting Author: Maryann  Harris |  Coauthor(s):  Pierre Hili

Preferred Session:  The SEA Directive in EU, 20 Years on, implementation and effectiveness.

Summary Statement: Two island nations within the EU with uniquely rich biodiversity and cultural heritage share their experience of implementing SEA in a post-colonial context to plan for their growing economies.

Acceptance Status: approve



Shared value towards SLO: engagement and growth, approaching Communities.

Abstract ID# 513

Presenting Author: Margarida  Pinto-Correia

Preferred Session:  Community engagement and benefit-sharing contributions to a just transition

Summary Statement: Enhancing people’s rights and a social license to operate, the energy transition @EDP is focusing on local communities. Projects enhance the respect needed, with a shared value perspective.

Acceptance Status: approve



SI of establishing National Parks: Evaluation of typical local communities

Abstract ID# 414

Presenting Author: Yuqi  Zhang

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: The study assesses social impacts within the Giant Panda National Park, to disclose the differences in impacts on three typical types of local communities from the construction of the park.

Acceptance Status: approve



SIA in coal mining communities- emerging methodology ramifications

Abstract ID# 218

Presenting Author: Christopher  Mahoney |  Coauthor(s):  Jillian Ash

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: Methodological challenges faced by SIA’s for projects in communities which have a high dependency on coal mining. Outlines a more insightful methodological approach to SIA in transition communities.

Acceptance Status: approve



SIA of Relocation Project for Poverty Alleviation Based on Satisfaction

Abstract ID# 288

Presenting Author: Zhengfang  Chen |  Coauthor(s):  Shaojun Chen

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: The migrants are regarded as the "customers" of the poverty alleviation and relocation project, and migrants' satisfaction is used to assess the possible impacts of the relocation

Acceptance Status: approve



SIA, a tool to project future societal changes and guide closure planning

Abstract ID# 508

Presenting Author: Karen  Dingley

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: This paper will examine the SIA process and whether it is incumbent to not only review community impacts through the current “lens”, but also to consider how society will change over time.

Acceptance Status: approve



SIAs as a tool to drive local job creation and lasting social impact

Abstract ID# 624

Presenting Author: Priyanka  Sunder |  Coauthor(s):  Emma Tiaree

Preferred Session:  Exploring the Limitations of SIA in Achieving Sustainable Development

Summary Statement: Traditional SIAs place too little emphasis on local employment capacity and driving lasting employment outcomes. AIFFP is challenging the status quo by embedding local employment into decision-making.

Acceptance Status: approve



Simultaneously Supporting the Just Transition and Biodiversity

Abstract ID# 659

Presenting Author: Virginia  King |  Coauthor(s):  Joseph Steinbacher

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: Renewable natural capital, and the ecosystem services it provides, creates opportunities to strategically support the “Just Transition” and bolster sustainable protection of biodiversity Learn how!

Acceptance Status: approve



Sk^na N^ yotye l ^hake' in Oneida Nation of the Thames

Abstract ID# 565

Presenting Author: Olivia  Thom |  Coauthor(s):  Community member co-presenter to be determined by the CAC.

Preferred Session:  Indigenous perspectives on a just transformation

Summary Statement: Community-based research with the Oneida Nation of the Thames Clan Mothers to create an environmental health and wellness survey reflective of the Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace.

Acceptance Status: approve



Smart Application for EIA Process: Harnessing the Potential of the CED

Abstract ID# 174

Presenting Author: Kin Man, Danny  MAK |  Coauthor(s):  Chi Chung WONG ,   Kam Wa, Clara   U

Preferred Session:  Innovative Data Sharing and Governance for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This paper will introduce and elaborate on how the CED can assist the stakeholders at various stages of the EIA process, the key features of the CED and the data protection measures implemen

Acceptance Status: approve



SMART WASTE MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFIT-SHARING

Abstract ID# 463

Presenting Author: Akuma  Oji |  Coauthor(s):  Tamunotonye Erekosima

Preferred Session:  Synergies of impact assessment and circular economy

Summary Statement: deployment of the ICTC skills of the teeming unemployed youths for environmental waste management and economic benefit

Acceptance Status: approve



Social considerations and offsets

Abstract ID# 545

Presenting Author: Hugo  Rainey |  Coauthor(s):  Suzanne Livingstone ,   Michael   Riddell ,   Malcolm Starkey

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: Biodiversity offsets are often planned in sites used and owned by people. Delivering positive social outcomes from offsets is important in itself and supports lasting biodiversity gains.

Acceptance Status: approve



Social determinants of health and health impact assessment (HIA) in Lao PDR

Abstract ID# 34

Presenting Author: Tayphasavanh  FENGTHONG |  Coauthor(s):  Mrs Kab Manivanh Phouxay ,   Mrs Somkit   Boulidam ,   Mrs Vilay FENGTHONG ,   Mrs Oulavanh Singsamphanh

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: The Social determinants of health play a key role in in HIA process and supporting in health planning, prevention and mitigation measures.

Acceptance Status: approve



Social Dimensions of DNSH | Minimum Safeguards, EIA, and EU Taxonomy

Abstract ID# 262

Presenting Author: Alka  Patel |  Coauthor(s):  Asli Gurkan ,   Alexandra   Bezeredi

Preferred Session:  Sustainable Finance and Impact Assessment in the EU

Summary Statement: The paper will explore the social dimensions of what it is to "do no significant harm" and minimum safeguards in the context of EIA and the EU taxonomy.

Acceptance Status: approve



Social impact assessment methods and participation of marginalized group

Abstract ID# 188

Presenting Author: Felicitas  Egunyu |  Coauthor(s):  John Boakye-Danquah

Preferred Session:  Gender in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: This study examines methods used in social impact assessment and the people who participate. It considers best practices for inclusive participation.

Acceptance Status: approve



Social Impact of a Novel Clean Cooking Behavior Change Pilot in Rwanda

Abstract ID# 256

Presenting Author: Michelle  Dugas

Preferred Session:  Clean cooking solutions for a safe, clean, and healthy environment

Summary Statement: This presentation reviews key findings and lessons learned from an impact evaluation assessing a behaviorally-informed intervention to promote energy-efficient cooking practices in Rwanda.

Acceptance Status: approve



SOCIAL INCLUSION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING UNDER URBAN RENEWAL

Abstract ID# 458

Presenting Author: Forkanizam  Dolhadi

Preferred Session:  Linking Urban Health and SDGs through Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: policymakers and urban planners can shape transformative initiatives that prioritize the well-being of all residents while safeguarding the environment for future generations

Acceptance Status: approve



Social inclusivity for climate adaptive approaches for Climate Justice

Abstract ID# 725

Presenting Author: Madhuri  Parikh

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: The present paper focuses on some case studies from India who have taken initiatives in following climate adaptive practices. Their works have made remarkable impacts.

Acceptance Status: approve



Social media and impact assessment: evolving methods in a shifting context

Abstract ID# 18

Presenting Author: Kate  Sherren |  Coauthor(s):  Yan Chen ,   Keahna   Margeson ,   Mehrnoosh Mohammadi ,   Qiqi Zhao & Gone, Keshava Pallavi; Rahman, H. M. Tuihedur; Parkins, John; Smit, Mike

Preferred Session:  IA for better policy-making: current trends and new methods

Summary Statement: Analysis of images and text from social media sources, evidenced by three Canadian cases, can supplement established SIA practice as well as present ethical and data governance challenges.

Acceptance Status: approve



Socioeconomic Impact Assessment tool for effective just transition policies

Abstract ID# 713

Presenting Author: Kusum  Lata |  Coauthor(s):  William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: There is exponential increase in actions to mitigate climate change. The actions come with social and economic impacts. The cost of these social and economic costs has be integral part of planning and

Acceptance Status: approve



Some Aspects of the Impact of Abandoned Urban Areas from Baia Mare, Romania

Abstract ID# 447

Presenting Author: Radu  Todoran |  Coauthor(s):  Daniela Todoran

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: Stopping the expansion of invasive species of urban plants in disused or abandoned urban areas and their ecological integration

Acceptance Status: approve



Spatial modeling in the scoping of environmental impact assessment

Abstract ID# 416

Presenting Author: Felipe  Araujo |  Coauthor(s):  Rafael Ajuz ,   Pedro   da Silva

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: Aplication of a spatial modelling aproach, during the scoping phase of Environmental Impact Assessment of power lines, to improve the analysis of alternatives for new projects in Brazil.

Acceptance Status: approve



Spatial Stats: Carbon-Optimized Waste Disposal

Abstract ID# 684

Presenting Author: Carlos Lacerda  Souza |  Coauthor(s):  Ricardo Souza

Preferred Session:  A Regional Environmental Assessment Approach to Assist Decarbonization

Summary Statement: Utilizing spatial statistical analysis, our model optimizes waste disposal, minimizing carbon footprint while balancing economic and environmental constraints effectively.

Acceptance Status: approve



Spirit of the Land: A Cultural Impact and Restitution Assessment Toolkit

Abstract ID# 377

Presenting Author: Jasmine  Thomas

Preferred Session:  Supporting the transition towards a holistic assessment of cultural rights

Summary Statement: The FNMPC’s Cultural Rights and Interest Toolkit is an innovative and adaptable tool for assessing impacts and cumulative effects on Indigenous cultural rights in impact assessment.

Acceptance Status: approve



Spirit of the Land: A Cultural Impact and Restitution Assessment Toolkit

Abstract ID# 393

Presenting Author: Jesse  McCormick

Preferred Session:  Supporting the transition towards a holistic assessment of cultural rights

Summary Statement: The FNMPC's Cultural Impact and Restitution Toolkit is an innovative and adaptable tool for assessing impacts and cumulative effects on Indigenous cultural rights in impact assessment.

Acceptance Status: approve



Spirit of the Land: A Cultural Impact and Restitution Toolkit

Abstract ID# 371

Presenting Author: Kimberley  Keller

Preferred Session:  Supporting the transition towards a holistic assessment of cultural rights

Summary Statement: The FNMPC’s Cultural Impact and Restitution Toolkit is an innovative and adaptable tool for assessing impacts and cumulative effects on Indigenous cultural rights in impact assessment.

Acceptance Status: approve



Starting at the end: a proposal to improve ESIA effectiveness

Abstract ID# 648

Presenting Author: Steve  McIlwaine |  Coauthor(s):  Sarah Murfitt

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: This paper examines project case studies where the approved ESIA was found inadequate by the lender, and proposes a new approach where the study is driven by a provisional management plan.

Acceptance Status: approve



STRATEGIC CULTURA RESOURCE IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND DAM SAF

Abstract ID# 553

Presenting Author: Reanto  Kipnis

Preferred Session:  Importance of Culture and Cultural Heritage in SEA

Summary Statement: Brazil's 23,000 dams pose significant risks, highlighted by recent disasters. This study assesses cultural resources in Amazonia to enhance dam safety and emergency action plans.

Acceptance Status: approve



Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment of the Mining Sector in Ghana

Abstract ID# 451

Presenting Author: Yaw  Amoyaw-Osei

Preferred Session:  Strategic environmental assessment in mining for a just transformation

Summary Statement: Ghana's mining sector faces unprecedented challenges. The 2008 sector SEA only had limited impact. The presentation highlights recommendations that could curtail illegalities characterizing the sector

Acceptance Status: approve



Strategic Environmental Assessment for Urban Systems Transformation

Abstract ID# 41

Presenting Author: Alexandra  Polido

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This research shows the role of SEA for urban transformations by promoting governance, knowledge sharing, and resilience.

Acceptance Status: approve



Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Study on the Use of Gene Drive.

Abstract ID# 24

Presenting Author: Kofi  Aggrey |  Coauthor(s):  Astrid Knoblauch ,   Thomas   Fischer

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: An SEA scoping study investigates the possible application of gene drive technology in 15 West African nations in the fight against malaria. Join us as we assess its effects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Strategic Thinking for Sustainability (ST4S) for a Just Transformation

Abstract ID# 459

Presenting Author: Maria  Partidario |  Coauthor(s):  Margarida Barata Monteiro

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This presentation aims to share experiences with the application of ST4S, an IA innovative approach that performs in a strategic and innovative way towards transformative change, supporting just trans

Acceptance Status: approve



Streamlining IA-Focusing on Project-specific Issues and IA-derived Outcomes

Abstract ID# 97

Presenting Author: Steve  Bonnell

Preferred Session:  Streamlining Environmental Assessments Towards Transformation

Summary Statement: This presentation will highlight approaches to streamlining IAs by allowing them to focus on environmental issues that are project-specific, and outcomes that are truly “IA-derived”.

Acceptance Status: approve



Strengthening EIA in the Pacific Through Practitioner Registration

Abstract ID# 196

Presenting Author: Puta  Tofinga |  Coauthor(s):  Ivan Diarra

Preferred Session:  Certification and Accreditation in SIA: Opportunities & Challenges

Summary Statement: SPREP assists Pacific nations to establish EIA consultant registration systems, building capacity and sharing expertise to enhance quality, and governance of impact assessment.

Acceptance Status: approve



STRENGTHENING SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT TOOLS TO FACILITATE JUST TRANSFORMAT

Abstract ID# 169

Presenting Author: TPr Herlina  Ab Aziz

Preferred Session:  Exploring the Limitations of SIA in Achieving Sustainable Development

Summary Statement: In Malaysia, development pressure demands greater innovation in the implementation of the SIA to overcome data limitations, equitable impact assessment, and the diverse and conflicting stakeholder int

Acceptance Status: approve



Stress-testing the metric for Biodiversity Net Gain in England

Abstract ID# 180

Presenting Author: Natalie  Duffus |  Coauthor(s):  Owen Lewis ,   Sophus   zu Ermgassen ,   Richard Grenyer

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: We present an analysis into the relationship between metric scoring under Biodiversity Net Gain in England and invertebrate communities using DNA metabarcoding.

Acceptance Status: approve



Striking a Balance between Conservation and Development. Does ESIA matter

Abstract ID# 57

Presenting Author: Justine  Namara

Preferred Session:  Compliance/Enforcement for Transformative EsIA Project Impact Management

Summary Statement: It is usually difficult to strike a balance between conservation and development especially for a developing country like Uganda but with ESIA as a tool this may be possible.

Acceptance Status: approve



Submerged Historic Properties in Alaska: Database Development and Modeling

Abstract ID# 652

Presenting Author: William  Sassorossi |  Coauthor(s):  Chris Polglase

Preferred Session:  Underwater Cultural Heritage: Developing Approaches and Improving Data

Summary Statement: Database development of historically significant cultural resources in the state of Alaska for effective project planning and a management tool for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Acceptance Status: approve



SUCCESSFUL ESIA COMPLIANCE – DETAILING E&S MEASURES FROM BID TO COMPLETION

Abstract ID# 680

Presenting Author: David  Green

Preferred Session:  Post-ESIA Contractor Management and Value Creation: What Drives Success?

Summary Statement: DRIVING SUCCESS WITH CONTRACTOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ESIA RECOMMENDATIONS BY PRECISE ATTENTION TO E&S REQUIREMENTS IN TENDER, BID, NEGOTIATION, MOBILISATION, PRECONSTRUCTION AND IMPLEMENTATION

Acceptance Status: approve



Sun Gods and Solar Panels

Abstract ID# 672

Presenting Author: Esha  Meher

Preferred Session:  Reflecting Indigenous knowledge for a Just Transformation in impact assessment

Summary Statement: I argue that it is socio-cultural factors and customary practices that determine the success of an intervention in any indigenous community.

Acceptance Status: approve



Supply chain due diligence: lessons from DFIs in renewable energies

Abstract ID# 228

Presenting Author: Mariana  Ruiz Alvarado

Preferred Session:  Human Rights Impact Assessment for a Just Transition

Summary Statement: The green transition requires investments in renewables and clean vehicles. We will discuss DFIs experiences from supply due diligence of clean technologies.

Acceptance Status: approve



Supporting The Transition Towards A Holistic Assessment Of Cultural Rights

Abstract ID# 379

Presenting Author: Angel  Ransom

Preferred Session:  Supporting the transition towards a holistic assessment of cultural rights

Summary Statement: The FNMPC's Cultural Impact and Restitution Toolkit is an innovative and adaptable tool for assessing impacts and cumulative effects on Indigenous cultural rights in impact assessment.

Acceptance Status: approve



Sustainability and regional assessment in next generation impact assessment

Abstract ID# 261

Presenting Author: Robert  Gibson

Preferred Session:  From the Top-Down; Are Regional Assessments the key to sustainability.

Summary Statement: The presentation considers the core rationale for and barriers to sustainability-based next generation regional assessments, drawing from recent Canadian experience.

Acceptance Status: approve



Sustainable Energy Transitions - managing trade-offs with strategic IA

Abstract ID# 361

Presenting Author: Gesa  Geißer |  Coauthor(s):  Juliane Biehl ,   Johann   Köppel

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment: enabling or constraining sustainable energy transitions?

Summary Statement: The contribution offers insights into new opportunities for SEA in renewable energy development in a European context focussing on the potentials for addressing trade-offs.

Acceptance Status: approve



Sustainable finance taxonomies and IA tools - overall linkages and opportun

Abstract ID# 61

Presenting Author: Jiri  Dusik

Preferred Session:  Sustainable Finance and Impact Assessment in the EU

Summary Statement: The paper will examine interlinkages between the emergent sustainable finance taxonomies and current impact assessment regimes and opportunities for their potential coordination.

Acceptance Status: approve



Sustainable Infrastructure Planning and Delivery: A Digital Transformation

Abstract ID# 201

Presenting Author: Rayna  Carmichael |  Coauthor(s):  Jo Duncan

Preferred Session:  The power of communication!

Summary Statement: Ready to address data challenges and enhance stakeholder communication for faster decision-making??

Acceptance Status: approve



SWIA of Wind Energy in La Guajira, Colombia: Scoping Phase Analysis

Abstract ID# 333

Presenting Author: Viviana  Arango |  Coauthor(s):  Valentina Rincon

Preferred Session:  Human Rights Impact Assessment for a Just Transition

Summary Statement: This session provides a methodological discussion for conducting a SWIA in La Guajira, Colombia, aiming to assess the potential impacts of the wind energy sector on rights.

Acceptance Status: approve



Synergies of Blue Economy and Circular Economy for IA in Tourism Sector

Abstract ID# 469

Presenting Author: Wilailuk  Niyommaneerat

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: This research explores the synergies between the Blue Economy and Circular Economy in the context of the tourism sector. It emphasizes the significance of impact assessments

Acceptance Status: approve



Systems thinking and the transformative potential of Nature based solutions

Abstract ID# 615

Presenting Author: Magretha  Pierce |  Coauthor(s):  Eija Searle

Preferred Session:  Towards a Just Transition for Biodiversity Offsets

Summary Statement: Nature based solutions demonstrate great potential for mitigating impacts and promoting biodiversity. Transformative potential of these tools combined with the use of systems thinking is explored.

Acceptance Status: approve



Taken At The Flood: Submerged Pasts and Green Futures

Abstract ID# 495

Presenting Author: Andrew  Fraser |  Coauthor(s):  James Walker ,   Vincent   Gaffney

Preferred Session:  Underwater Cultural Heritage: Developing Approaches and Improving Data

Summary Statement: A new collaboration between green energy developers and archaeologists offers a dynamic opportunity to investigate the prehistoric cultural heritage beneath the southern North Sea.

Acceptance Status: approve



Target Network 2040 – Thematic Broad IA for Long-term Planning

Abstract ID# 124

Presenting Author: Marielis  Fischer

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The paper shows the evaluation process of the target network as an example of how a thematically broad evaluation can take place at the strategic level for an abstract infrastructure program.

Acceptance Status: approve



Targeting Net Gain in biodiversity conservation benefit in Tourism Projects

Abstract ID# 706

Presenting Author: Damian  Smith |  Coauthor(s):  Mia Fant ,   Judy   Salamah ,   Lutfiah Hammad

Preferred Session:  Biodiversity

Summary Statement: An integrated ESIA and NCA framework for planning, implementing and measuring how to achieve Net Gain in biodiversity conservation benefits in tourism projects

Acceptance Status: approve



Teachers’ as gatekeepers or facilitators for transforming EA practice

Abstract ID# 389

Presenting Author: Mari  Kågström |  Coauthor(s):  Charlotta Faith-Ell

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: How academic teachers construct the purpose of EA and the students’ future roles as junior EA professionals, guide whether and how insights from research are used for improving practice.

Acceptance Status: approve



Teaching Impact Assessment for Wicked Problems – a Transdisciplinary Case

Abstract ID# 547

Presenting Author: Julia  Neugebauer |  Coauthor(s):  Johann Köppel ,   Gesa   Geißler

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: We present an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary IA university course emphasizing relevance of training for complex challenges & wicked problems using the case of nuclear waste management.

Acceptance Status: approve



Teaching SEA in a country without regulation: challenging this scenario?

Abstract ID# 81

Presenting Author: Amarilis  Gallardo

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: A pioneer experience in teaching SEA in a country without regulation brings an analysis of the good practices and reinforces the role of education in prompting Brazilian SEA practice

Acceptance Status: approve



Team Gooze: Indigenous Response to Gendered Violence & Industrial Activity

Abstract ID# 122

Presenting Author: Betty  Patrick |  Coauthor(s):  Ginger Gibson MacDonald ,   Verna   Power

Preferred Session:  Gender in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: In 2019, Lake Babine Nation implemented an Indigenous-led response team, Team Gooze, which is a model of Indigenous-led responses to gendered violence associated with industrial activity.

Acceptance Status: approve



Technical and political mechanisms of Anishinaabe Law implementation in IA

Abstract ID# 432

Presenting Author: Lucas   King

Preferred Session:  Anishinaabe Law: Harmonization & the Role of UNDRIP

Summary Statement: The presentation will explore the benefits, mechanisms and implications of harmonization of knowledge systems and how the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 works together as 28 First Nations to exercise

Acceptance Status: approve



TFN Impact Assessment Framework: A Values-Centered Approach

Abstract ID# 236

Presenting Author: Kim  Walters |  Coauthor(s):  Sheila Williams

Preferred Session:  Meaningful Impact Assessments Through Indigenous Leadership

Summary Statement: Discover the Tsawwassen First Nation Impact Assessment Framework, a values-centered approach fostering informed decision-making, transparency, and collaboration for impact assessments in TFN Territory

Acceptance Status: approve



The advantages/benefits of using the World Café approach for a HIA baseline

Abstract ID# 568

Presenting Author: Wayne  Renkin

Preferred Session:  Large infrastructures, just transition, and community health and safety

Summary Statement: This paper explores the use of the World Café approach as a method for health baseline data development for a Health Impact Assessment process

Acceptance Status: approve



The conceptual dispersion of impact significance

Abstract ID# 628

Presenting Author: Marcelo  Montano |  Coauthor(s):  Lidia Naomy Vieira Shibayama

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: The conceptual dispersion of impact significance may be a burden to IA teaching and research, and IA community is called to put more efforts the build a more accurate conceptual framework.

Acceptance Status: approve



The Economic and Social Struggle of PAPs in Integrating into New Settlement

Abstract ID# 75

Presenting Author: Irene   Yeboah |  Coauthor(s):  Beryl Adormaa Buanya ,   Antoinette Salmata   Gabby Hayes

Preferred Session:  Economic Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: The paper as a case study examines how people’s livelihoods have rebounded to their new way of life after being adversely impacted by a Transport Sector Improvement Project in Ghana

Acceptance Status: approve



The effectiveness of USAID's Sub project Environmental Review

Abstract ID# 27

Presenting Author: Henry   Aryeetey |  Coauthor(s):  N/A

Preferred Session:  Economic Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Environmental Screening forms are successfully used in USAID to manage West Africa Trade and Investment sub grants for their significant adverse impacts in project implementation

Acceptance Status: approve



The ESIA Systems and Human Rights in the Petroleum activities in Somalia

Abstract ID# 95

Presenting Author: Emmanuel   Kasimbazi

Preferred Session:  Ensuring Just Transformation of Infrastructure Projects

Summary Statement: Evaluating the effectiveness of the ESIA system in implementing the right to a clean and healthy environment in the emerging offshore petroleum activities in Somalia

Acceptance Status: approve



The essential elements of meaningful public participation in IA

Abstract ID# 240

Presenting Author: John  Sinclair |  Coauthor(s):  Tanya Burdett

Preferred Session:  Meaningful public participation in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: In this presentation we establish and detail a package of foundational, essential and contextual elements that could help us to achieve more meaningful public participation in IA.

Acceptance Status: approve



The evolution of Impact Assessments in Mexico

Abstract ID# 373

Presenting Author: Armando  Garcia Chiang

Preferred Session:  Equity and justice in social impact assessment

Summary Statement: An overview is presented on the evolution of social impact assessments, and the transformation of environmental studies in the mexican energy sector.

Acceptance Status: approve



The Fiscal Responsibility Act's Substantive NEPA Amendments

Abstract ID# 421

Presenting Author: Edward  Boling

Preferred Session:  Transforming the Future of NEPA: Recent U.S. Congressional Action

Summary Statement: This oral presentation provides a summary of the key National Environmental Policy Act amendments that President Biden signed into law with the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) of 2023.

Acceptance Status: approve



THE FUTURE OF THE IA PROFESSION: TRANSITION OR TRANSFORMATION?

Abstract ID# 185

Presenting Author: Juliette  Callaghan

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: as above

Acceptance Status: approve



The Global Supply Chain Drivers of Environmental Impacts of Lithium Mining

Abstract ID# 137

Presenting Author: Stefan  Giljum |  Coauthor(s):  Xin Sun ,   Victor   Maus ,   Anna Schomberg

Preferred Session:  Addressing mining impacts driven by an energy transition for climate action

Summary Statement: This presentation features a global assessment of lithium mining impacts on land, water and climate and traces these impacts along global supply chains to final consumers of lithium products

Acceptance Status: approve



The impact of hard structures to mitigate coastal erosion in protected area

Abstract ID# 584

Presenting Author: Jihyun  Kang |  Coauthor(s):  Changwan Seo

Preferred Session:  Just Transition and Transformation of the Coast and Maritime

Summary Statement: Due to the influence of coastal erosion mitigation structures proposed in the EIA, the amount of sand increased in the protected area, however erosion was confirmed at the breakwater end.

Acceptance Status: approve



The Impact of Integrated Impact Assessment on Urban Planning: Korean cases

Abstract ID# 470

Presenting Author: Yeonju  Kim |  Coauthor(s):  Juchul Jung ,   SeonGyeong   Lee ,   Hyunsuk Shin ,   Gyoungjun Ha

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: The problem of the Korean Land Planning evaluation and SEIA is continuous. Therefore, in this study presents the direction of sustainable urban planning through a case comparison comparison.

Acceptance Status: approve



The Impact of Mining on Women’s agency: the role of Local Content Policies

Abstract ID# 697

Presenting Author: Djeynaba  Ba

Preferred Session:  Gender in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: My research focuses on the socioeconomic/ gendered impacts of mining in west Africa with a particular emphasis on the role of local content policies.

Acceptance Status: approve



The importance of health determinants in health impact assessment and SEA

Abstract ID# 356

Presenting Author: Diogo  Chevalier |  Coauthor(s):  Victor Barbosa

Preferred Session:  Proportionate consideration of health in SEA for wider health determinants

Summary Statement: HD are the key factor that can be correlated with health indicators, much cheaper and easier to obtain and should be established into basic SEA framework, a case analysis is presented for LA.

Acceptance Status: approve



The importance of training the new IA champions

Abstract ID# 263

Presenting Author: Elsa   João

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: Important to train professionals that will use EIA as a pro-active design tool for projects and that leads IA to contribute to the enhancement of environmental, social and health issues.

Acceptance Status: approve



The institutionalization of sustainability assessment

Abstract ID# 429

Presenting Author: David  Talbot

Preferred Session:  Regional cumulative effects assessment to support a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The results of this study highlighted significant shortcomings in evaluation processes, as well as four neutralization techniques used to justify the non-consideration of sustainable development issue

Acceptance Status: approve



The Journey to Australia and New Zealand’s first SIA certification

Abstract ID# 481

Presenting Author: Alex  Blood |  Coauthor(s):  Paul Corrigan

Preferred Session:  Certification and Accreditation in SIA: Opportunities & Challenges

Summary Statement: A discussion of the drivers for the first SIA certification to be developed by the Certified environmental practitioner program (CENvP) for Australia and New Zealand and requirements.

Acceptance Status: approve



The livelihood impacts of dam displacement and resettlement in Kenya

Abstract ID# 320

Presenting Author: Alexander  Otwori Nyagetia |  Coauthor(s):  Prof. Shi Guoqing Guoqing

Preferred Session:  Economic Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: There are serious demands across the global on various development-induced displacement projects and human development which aims to improve the livelihood of people by giving them quality life.

Acceptance Status: approve



The Maldives Energy Sector and Gender: Key Challenges

Abstract ID# 84

Presenting Author: Aminath Hanaan  Mohamed

Preferred Session:  Decarbonizing energy sector in Maldives: Key Challenges and Role of IA

Summary Statement: The Maldives' energy sector is male-dominated, despite widespread power infrastructure. The transition to renewables presents an opportunity to address gender disparity through energy projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



The Nature Positive Journey for Business

Abstract ID# 503

Presenting Author: Thomas  White |  Coauthor(s):  Talitha Bromwich ,   Hollie   Booth ,   ; Bang, Ashley; Bennum, Leon; Bull, Joseph ,   ; Clark, Michael; Milner-Gulland, E.J.; Prescott, Graham & ; Starkey, Malcolm; zu Ermgassen, Sophus

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: A model outlining the broad stages through which business action could contribute to Nature Positive outcomes, and priority research questions that need addressing to facilitate this change.

Acceptance Status: approve



The need for climate impact assessments in Swedish Sápmi

Abstract ID# 452

Presenting Author: Gunhild Ninis  Rosqvist |  Coauthor(s):  Christina Allard ,   Erik   Kjellström

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: How can climate impact assessments for reindeer herding best be integrated into decision-making processes related to land use development in Sápmi.

Acceptance Status: approve



The nexus between SIA, the JET and Sustainable Development.

Abstract ID# 332

Presenting Author: Dr. Thandiwe  Chidzungu |  Coauthor(s):  Dr Alex Wafer

Preferred Session:  What role does IA play in a responsible exit from the fossil fuel sector?

Summary Statement: SIA might be a long-term approach to mitigating these social costs, considering the educational curriculum design inadequacies and community sustainability issues in climate-change mitigation.

Acceptance Status: approve



The performance analysis of KECO's resources circulation projects of seized

Abstract ID# 83

Presenting Author: JEONGSEOK  CHOI |  Coauthor(s):  JAEYOUNG CHOI

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: This paper aims to present a policy case that can be used as a reference for local governments and foreign authorities by analyzing the performance of the Korea Environment Corporation's seized items

Acceptance Status: approve



The Petroleum Industry Act and Host Community Development Trust Implementat

Abstract ID# 512

Presenting Author: Boma  Ariyim |  Coauthor(s):  Meshach Ojile

Preferred Session:  Community Benefit Sharing Funds: Changemakers or appeasement?

Summary Statement: The paper reports on SPDC's experience on the PIA/HCDT Implementation; its successes and challenges and champions the process as a changemanker for host community development in the oil-bearing NDR

Acceptance Status: approve



The promise of social learning-oriented approaches to public participation

Abstract ID# 91

Presenting Author: Alan  Diduck |  Coauthor(s):  A. John Sinclair

Preferred Session:  Meaningful public participation in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: This paper discusses the potential of using facilitated social learning as the basis for public participation to achieve meaningful involvement and improve IA outcomes.

Acceptance Status: approve



The role of BNG in a Just Transformation: lessons learnt from the UK

Abstract ID# 639

Presenting Author: Olivia  Guindon

Preferred Session:  Transitioning to Net Gain: Effectively achieving and measuring biodiversity

Summary Statement: As Biodiversity Net Gain becomes mainstream, we consider how the UK’s approach can help shape international projects. Thought must be given to the adaptation of underlying principles and rules.

Acceptance Status: approve



The Role of Community Benefit Agreements in Achieving Just Transformations

Abstract ID# 159

Presenting Author: Thomas  Gunton

Preferred Session:  Benefit-sharing for a fair and just transformation.

Summary Statement: This paper assesses the role of Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) in achieving more just distribution of project benefits and reviews best practices for designing CBAs to achieve better outcomes.

Acceptance Status: approve



The role of EIA practitioners in a just transformation

Abstract ID# 490

Presenting Author: Julio  Jesus

Preferred Session:  The role of EIA practitioners in a just transformation

Summary Statement: Practitioners involved in EIA reports play a fundamental role in the EIA process. Discussing their role and the potential ethical conflicts could be a relevant contribution to the practice of EIA.

Acceptance Status: approve



The role of environmental auditing in compliance monitoring in South Africa

Abstract ID# 646

Presenting Author: Theunis  Meyer |  Coauthor(s):  None

Preferred Session:  Compliance/Enforcement for Transformative EsIA Project Impact Management

Summary Statement: This paper evaluates how well environmental auditing in South Africa meet the Principles for EsIA Compliance and Enforcement and recommends improvements for a just transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



The role of gender-based Analysis (GBA) plus in a just transformation

Abstract ID# 369

Presenting Author: Marion   Doull

Preferred Session:  The Role of Governments in a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: In 2019, Canada introduced consideration of GBA plus in impact assessments. This has stimulated growth in research, guidance and tools resulting in a unique opportunity to examine lessons learned.

Acceptance Status: approve



The role of HIA in protecting and enhancing heritage - a case study from Al

Abstract ID# 487

Presenting Author: Rakan  Alanazi

Preferred Session:  The role of Impact Assessment in protecting and enhancing heritage

Summary Statement: In AlUla, Saudi Arabia, The HIA it has become a requirement in projects to make it easier for our management to take the requirements that guarantee protecting and enhancing heritage.

Acceptance Status: approve



The role of IA in delivering South Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy

Abstract ID# 195

Presenting Author: Nathan  Zeman

Preferred Session:  ESG and Impact Assessment for Critical Minerals in a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This presentation explores how a robust IA framework is being used to support the responsible implementation of South Australia critical minerals strategy.

Acceptance Status: approve



The role of SEA, CIA and EIA within the High Sea Treaty

Abstract ID# 571

Presenting Author: Juan Carlos  Tejeda-González

Preferred Session:  A Regional Environmental Assessment Approach to Assist Decarbonization

Summary Statement: With the new High Sea Treaty agreed in March of 2023, we examined the role of SEA and EIA with

Acceptance Status: approve



The Role of Social Impact Assessment in Shaping Community Benefit Schemes

Abstract ID# 74

Presenting Author: Andrea  Kanaris

Preferred Session:  Community Benefit Sharing Funds: Changemakers or appeasement?

Summary Statement: SIAs are crucial in shaping community benefit schemes for energy and resource projects. SIAs influence design and execution of community benefit schemes and are the foundation for successful outcomes.

Acceptance Status: approve



The role of the Lenders IESC for the World's Largest Green Hydrogen Plant

Abstract ID# 125

Presenting Author: Oscar  Wootton

Preferred Session:  Just transition informing impact assessment processes for energy transition

Summary Statement: Using the World's largest Green Hydrogen Plant as a case study, the presentation aims to investigate the strength's, weaknesses and opportunities of the Lenders IESC.

Acceptance Status: approve



The RSFIA: a new knowledge-sharing platform for sustainable finance and IA

Abstract ID# 73

Presenting Author: Nenad  Mikulic |  Coauthor(s):  Maja Celinscak ,   Danijela   Dakovic

Preferred Session:  Sustainable Finance and Impact Assessment in the EU

Summary Statement: The RSFIA platform proposes to connect stakeholders accross sectors to discuss linkages between the new sustainable finance framework and formal environmental decision-making & IA processes

Acceptance Status: approve



The social and environmental risks of the battery storage supply chain: exp

Abstract ID# 298

Presenting Author: Andrea  Pittaluga

Preferred Session:  Impacts and risks of lithium and rare earth elements supply chain

Summary Statement: The social and environmental risks of the battery storage supply chain: exploring challenges and limitations.

Acceptance Status: approve



The spillover effect of natural disasters on food security in Africa

Abstract ID# 362

Presenting Author: Waounde  DIOP |  Coauthor(s):  Cheikh Tidiane Ndour

Preferred Session:  Disasters, Conflict and Impact Assessment: Experiences and Lessons

Summary Statement: This paper examines the effects of natural disasters on food security in 40 sub-Saharan African countries. The results reveal that overall natural disasters reduce dependence on cereal imports.

Acceptance Status: approve



THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR CENTRAL NAMIB URANIUM RUSH, NAMI

Abstract ID# 205

Presenting Author: Israel  M Hasheela

Preferred Session:  Strategic environmental assessment in mining for a just transformation

Summary Statement: The Presentation looks at the Strategic Environmental Assessment implemented by Namibia, aimed at managing the Rush for Uranium recourses in its Central Namib area.

Acceptance Status: approve



The U.S. regulatory proposals, transforming the future of Impact Assessment

Abstract ID# 281

Presenting Author: Pam   Hudson

Preferred Session:  Transforming the Future of NEPA: Recent U.S. Congressional Action

Summary Statement: This presentation reviews the CEQ's NEPA Phase 2 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and considers how this action is poised to transform impact assessment in the United States.

Acceptance Status: approve



The Use of Offset Credits Under Canada’s Impact Assessment Act

Abstract ID# 237

Presenting Author: Karambir  Singh

Preferred Session:  Consideration of climate change in impact assessment of different countries

Summary Statement: Consider the implications of using offset credits under Canada’s Impact Assessment Act to examine the effectiveness of using offset credits to achieve emissions reduction at the project level.

Acceptance Status: approve



The value of the new SIA Framework for Action in enhancing Climate Planning

Abstract ID# 714

Presenting Author: Angelo Jonas  Imperiale

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: This paper discusses the potential value of using the new Social Impact Assessment Framework for Action to enhance DRR and climate action in regional recovery and development planning.

Acceptance Status: approve



Thermal Plume Validation and Marine Spatial Planning

Abstract ID# 593

Presenting Author: Ma. Luisa  Martinez

Preferred Session:  Blue economy, SEA and Marine Spatial Planning

Summary Statement: Results of physical, chemical and biological monitoring of the marine environment near thermal power plants are useful in the overall spatial planning of the marine area.

Acceptance Status: approve



Three Decades of Teaching EIA at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Abstract ID# 633

Presenting Author: Berit  Balfors

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment Higher Education Research and Teaching

Summary Statement: 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of EIA teaching at KTH, Sweden. Alumni from KTH's international program apply a more holistic and integrated approach to sustainable engineering.

Acceptance Status: approve



Throwing away the template for engagement

Abstract ID# 410

Presenting Author: Alison  Hood

Preferred Session:  Community engagement and benefit-sharing contributions to a just transition

Summary Statement: Engagement examples on two Scottish wind farms that show actively demonstrating an understanding of local communities, and a willingness to listen and adapt to them throughout the engagement process.

Acceptance Status: approve



Tiering biodiversity from SEA to EIA

Abstract ID# 223

Presenting Author: Alan  Bond |  Coauthor(s):  Amarilis Lucia Casteli Figueiredo Gallardo

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: A just transition towards the delivery of biodiversity objectives requires them to be tiered from SEA to EIA. We deliver an analytical framework to help improve tiering of biodiversity objectives.

Acceptance Status: approve



Timor Leste-SEA in the context of a country with no national SEA regulation

Abstract ID# 162

Presenting Author: Darko  Annandale |  Coauthor(s):  David Annandale

Preferred Session:  Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

Summary Statement: This presentation examines the ramifications of undertaking a SESA in the context of a country that does not have a national directive nor regulation on SEA

Acceptance Status: approve



TO ACHIEVE JUST TRANSFORMATION BY EIAs REVIEW PROCESS–TAIWAN AS CASE STUDY

Abstract ID# 341

Presenting Author: Yen-Chun  Liu |  Coauthor(s):  Chih-Kai Yang

Preferred Session:  The role of environmental management strategies for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: This paper mainly discusses the science park development is required to include an action plan to achieve a just transformation.

Acceptance Status: approve



To fight climate change in construction

Abstract ID# 265

Presenting Author: Mohamed Hasan  Isa

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: Climate change is having a huge impact on the environment. Construction industry is not among the largest sectors contributing to climate change. With proper materials use, processes, etc., can reduce

Acceptance Status: approve



Toquaht Nation’s Approach to Impact Assessment

Abstract ID# 712

Presenting Author: Matthew  Murphy |  Coauthor(s):  Astrid Perez Pinan

Preferred Session:  Reflecting Indigenous knowledge for a Just Transformation in impact assessment

Summary Statement: This research reveals how Indigenous worldviews, values, knowledge and objectives shape the development and implementation of an Indigenous impact assessment system.

Acceptance Status: approve



Tough Standards & Soft Audits to Improve Post-ESIA Project Performance

Abstract ID# 705

Presenting Author: Patrick   Hall

Preferred Session:  IA and Due Diligence for sustainable transformation of large projects

Summary Statement: With $30B in annual programming, USAID looks to development partners (contractors) to meet significant project ESIA & management requirements. Understand limitations and factors for success.

Acceptance Status: approve



Towards a Just Water Transformation: The SEA Imperative

Abstract ID# 62

Presenting Author: Simone  Medonos

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: SEA plays an important role in steering towards a just and sustainable transformation in water resource management, offering invaluable lessons and insights in the process.

Acceptance Status: approve



Towards a minority-sensitive cultural impact assessment in Germany

Abstract ID# 575

Presenting Author: Jenny  Hagemann |  Coauthor(s):  Lutz Laschewski ,   Fabian   Jacobs

Preferred Session:  Importance of Culture and Cultural Heritage in SEA

Summary Statement: Assessing the impact of large-scale industrial projects on the autochthonous minority of the Sorbs in Lusatia (Germany) contributes to a Just Transformation of decarbonizing regions.

Acceptance Status: approve



Towards an evidence base to support Power-to-X (PtX) decision-making.

Abstract ID# 307

Presenting Author: Luanita  Snyman-van der Walt |  Coauthor(s):  Greg Schreiner ,   Paul   Lochner

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Power-to-X (PtX) technology development is being rapidly pursued around the world. We present an initial evidence base to support strategic and site-specific decision-making for PtX in South

Acceptance Status: approve



Towards nature-positive and climate-positive EU cooperation

Abstract ID# 301

Presenting Author: Juan  Palerm |  Coauthor(s):  Bernard Crabbé

Preferred Session:  Opportunities for int. development cooperation to go beyond “do-no-harm”

Summary Statement: Overview of recent developments from EU development cooperation to promote nature- and climate-positive cooperation. Participants will be encouraged to discuss on innovative approaches.

Acceptance Status: approve



Towards toxic risk assessment with conflict in Ukraine

Abstract ID# 260

Presenting Author: Takehiko  Murayama

Preferred Session:  Impact Assessment during Conflict – the Ukraine Experience

Summary Statement: Framework for risk assessment of toxic substances with the conflict as well as some approaches towards impact assessment

Acceptance Status: approve



Tracey Ross

Abstract ID# 400

Presenting Author: Tracey  Ross

Preferred Session:  The Role of Governments in a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Lands Manager Haisla Nation Council Haisla, British Columba Canada

Acceptance Status: approve



Transformation of organic waste into fertilizer: a pilot project

Abstract ID# 566

Presenting Author: Amanda  Noronha Moreira de Carvalho |  Coauthor(s):  Victor Moreira Barbosa ,   Aliciane   Sousa ,   Alciene Santos ,   Caio Tevez

Preferred Session:  Climate, Energy and Agriculture/Forestry linkages

Summary Statement: Scientific experiment supported by EMBRAPA carried out since 2023 in a bauxite mine and a bauxite refinery aiming transform organic waste into fertilizer for areas in rehabilitation process.

Acceptance Status: approve



Transformational Resettlement: Thriving with climate change

Abstract ID# 282

Presenting Author: Theodore E.  Downing |  Coauthor(s):  Carmen Garcia Downing

Preferred Session:  Impact assessment and adaptive management for climate change

Summary Statement: Explores unanswered and unasked questions about climate change-induced resettlements. If events exceed the capacities of assessment and adaptive management, then what?

Acceptance Status: approve



Transforming practice in ESDD for the Global Biodiversity Framework

Abstract ID# 274

Presenting Author: Phil  Le Gouais

Preferred Session:  IA and Due Diligence for sustainable transformation of large projects

Summary Statement: Through the lens of an international finance institution, gives an overview of how the Global Biodiversity Framework may affect Environmental and Social practice for major infrastructure.

Acceptance Status: approve



Treaty Lasts Forever: Protecting Our Rights, Culture and Way of Life

Abstract ID# 693

Presenting Author: Dana  Martin |  Coauthor(s):  Crystal Okemow

Preferred Session:  Multi-dimensional cumulative effects assessment with Indigenous peoples

Summary Statement: Battle River IRC will share findings from a Cumulative Effects Assessment conducted with three Treaty 6 First Nations in a heavily developed landscape in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



Trust: Using systems thinking for process mapping the role of trust in IA.

Abstract ID# 190

Presenting Author: Ken  Froese

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Trust is a fundamental, but often overlooked, factor in major projects, including energy transition. Process mapping using systems-thinking helps us evaluate the role of trust in IA of major projects.

Acceptance Status: approve



Typologies of expected and idealised futures of the EIA practice.

Abstract ID# 374

Presenting Author: Francini  Van Staden |  Coauthor(s):  Francois Retief

Preferred Session:  Methods for handling complexity in Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Research outcomes towards a critical understanding of the expected and idealised future of environmental impact assessment (EIA) practice with implications for practice transition in a changing world

Acceptance Status: approve



Underwater Cultural Heritage Assessments: Best Practices for New Challenges

Abstract ID# 634

Presenting Author: Amanda  Evans |  Coauthor(s):  David Ball

Preferred Session:  Underwater Cultural Heritage: Developing Approaches and Improving Data

Summary Statement: This paper will identify regulatory and traditional knowledge gaps in impact assessments for underwater cultural heritage, and provide examples of updated best practices.

Acceptance Status: approve



Universalization of sanitation versus environmental licensing and IA

Abstract ID# 239

Presenting Author: Mariana  Rodrigues Ribeiro dos Santos |  Coauthor(s):  Gabriel Diniz Lima

Preferred Session:  Linking Urban Health and SDGs through Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: Although the universalization of sanitation is an urgency, with emphasis on access to water, environmental licensing and impact assessment reports cannot be ignored.

Acceptance Status: approve



Unlock Impact Finance for Clean Cooking

Abstract ID# 193

Presenting Author: Yabei   Zhang |  Coauthor(s):  Zijun Li

Preferred Session:  Clean cooking solutions for a safe, clean, and healthy environment

Summary Statement: Carbon finance is gaining ground to pay for the climate impact of clean cooking. This study builds field experience and evidence to unlock impact finance for additional co-benefits.

Acceptance Status: approve



Unpacking GBA+ - Experience from Canada

Abstract ID# 131

Presenting Author: Anna  Johnston

Preferred Session:  Gender in Impact Assessment

Summary Statement: What is GBA+ and why does it matter? This paper helps practitioners and communities better understand GBA+, why it is important, and best practice tips for incorporating it into EIA.

Acceptance Status: approve



US Department of Energy’s Community Benefit Plans & Carbon Management

Abstract ID# 358

Presenting Author: Kelli  Roemer

Preferred Session:  Community Benefit Sharing Funds: Changemakers or appeasement?

Summary Statement: An overview of the US Department of Energy's Community Benefit Plans framework application to carbon management deployment.

Acceptance Status: approve



Using a buffer-based approach to make global assessments on mining impacts

Abstract ID# 21

Presenting Author: Chloe  Dawson

Preferred Session:  Addressing mining impacts driven by an energy transition for climate action

Summary Statement: Discordances between mining sector datasets: Using buffers to enable global-scale assessments of future environmental impacts of growing demand for energy transition minerals.

Acceptance Status: approve



Using a RSEA to build a more sustainable future in northern Canada

Abstract ID# 699

Presenting Author: Mark  Cliffe-Phillips |  Coauthor(s):  Brett Wheler ,   Kim   Pawley

Preferred Session:  Regional cumulative effects assessment to support a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: A collaborative regional strategic environmental assessment of the Slave Geological Province in Canada’s North is being used to develop a common vision for a sustainable future for the area.

Acceptance Status: approve



Using AI for review of automated, remote wildlife camera data

Abstract ID# 690

Presenting Author: Dennis  Thideman

Preferred Session:  AI supported transformation of collecting & processing biodiversity data

Summary Statement: New opportunities for using AI in processing and analyzing arise often, yet effectively using, verifying, and ultimately integrating these techniques into effective workflows takes time and diligence.

Acceptance Status: approve



Using HIA to enhance effectiveness of CSR efforts in the Niger Delta region

Abstract ID# 397

Presenting Author: Marcus  Chilaka

Preferred Session:  Community engagement and benefit-sharing contributions to a just transition

Summary Statement: HIA is a useful approach to integrate health considerations and community participation in the implementation of development programmes in the Niger Delta, and to make CSR initiatives more effective

Acceptance Status: approve



Using IA and HRDD to redefine ‘safe management of tailings facilities’

Abstract ID# 348

Presenting Author: Susan  Joyce

Preferred Session:  ESG and Impact Assessment for Critical Minerals in a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: SIA and HRDD can contribute to better and more just outcomes as mining of critical minerals expands if it is effectively integrated into operational decision-making such as through GISTM compliance.

Acceptance Status: approve



Using SEAs to include coal power stations earmarked for decommissioning

Abstract ID# 726

Presenting Author: Abulele   Adams |  Coauthor(s):  Paul Lochner

Preferred Session:  Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: The Renewable Energy Development Zones Strategic Environmental Assessment for wind and solar to include coal power stations earmarked for decommissioning as part of South Africa’s Energy Transition

Acceptance Status: approve



Vale's Social Ambition Commitments to Indigenous Peoples

Abstract ID# 538

Presenting Author: Carol  Nascimento

Preferred Session:  Partnerships in Impact Assessment for a Just Transformation

Summary Statement: Vale’s Social Ambition: general objectives and their implementation strategy

Acceptance Status: approve



Valuation and Compensation under World Bank Projects in Georgia and Armenia

Abstract ID# 100

Presenting Author: David  Jijelava |  Coauthor(s):  Sonya Msryan

Preferred Session:  Fair compensation for just transformation

Summary Statement: The paper explores challenges in valuation and compensation practices in Georgia and Armenia, particularly in relation to the Environmental and Social Standard 5 of the World Bank.

Acceptance Status: approve



View from academia

Abstract ID# 126

Presenting Author: Bridget  Durning

Preferred Session:  The future of the IA Profession: Transition or Transformation?

Summary Statement: At Oxford Brookes University, we recently revamped our MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management to respond to the changing needs of practice.

Acceptance Status: approve



We Can Combat Climate Change and the Biodiversity Crisis Simultaneously

Abstract ID# 398

Presenting Author: Heather  Lafferty

Preferred Session:  How to Conserve Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation Projects

Summary Statement: Renewable energy projects should consider the ecological benefits, as well as the climatic benefits, of enhancing and restoring the ecosystems surrounding our assets.

Acceptance Status: approve



We Lived This Way Before: Clean energy leadership in Tobique First Nation

Abstract ID# 630

Presenting Author: Tanna  Pirie-Wilson |  Coauthor(s):  Chad Walker ,   Diana   Lewis

Preferred Session:  Benefit-sharing for a fair and just transformation.

Summary Statement: Indigenous leadership in renewable energy is on the rise. Tobique First Nation's ownership in wind energy showcases this progress. Here we discuss our study centred around this success.

Acceptance Status: approve



WEEFARMIRTT for Tragedy of the Commons Watersheds Restoration in Ghana

Abstract ID# 654

Presenting Author: Emmanuel  Amamoo-Otchere

Preferred Session:  Climate, Energy and Agriculture/Forestry linkages

Summary Statement: The JuWSCA process is an all-inclusive watershed security coalition approach to restoring ecological dislocation with the grand nexus WEFFAMIRTT for the green economy

Acceptance Status: approve



What a Groundbreaking Legal Victory Means for Regional Assessment in Canada

Abstract ID# 255

Presenting Author: Martin  Olszynski

Preferred Session:  From the Top-Down; Are Regional Assessments the key to sustainability.

Summary Statement: This talk will consider how a recent, ground-breaking legal victory in BC, Canada illustrates the importance of regional assessments to guide sustainable land use

Acceptance Status: approve



What can issues in operationalising FPIC tell us about fair compensation.

Abstract ID# 682

Presenting Author: Julia  Sztucka

Preferred Session:  Fair compensation for just transformation

Summary Statement: Socioeconomic exclusion, lack of listening, colonial structures and unresolved land claims are just a few examples of obstacles to fair compensation, as learned from Indigenous experiences in Canada.

Acceptance Status: approve



What circular economy can learn from impact assessment and vice versa

Abstract ID# 516

Presenting Author: Ralf  Aschemann

Preferred Session:  Synergies of impact assessment and circular economy

Summary Statement: This paper provides theoretical insights of mutual learning potentials between impact assessment and circular economy as well as relevant case studies from different sectors and countries.

Acceptance Status: approve



What if carbon markets were accessible to everyone?