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IAIA24: 43rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment

April 24 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm IST

IAIA24: Impact Assessment for a just transformation

Dates: 24 April 2024 – 27 April 2024
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Organiser: International Association for Impact Assessment

Event website: Click here for event homepage.

Submit an abstract: Abstract submission is open now through 31 October. More than 80 sessions invite abstracts, so there is something for everyone!

Training courses: Registration opens in October, but take an early look at the training courses that will be held in conjunction with the conference.

Sponsorship opportunities: Interested in increasing your company’s profile at IAIA24? Check out the sponsorship opportunities brochure to learn about the various benefits available for the in-person event in Dublin. Bridget would be happy to answer your questions and help you find a sponsorship that works best for your organization.


Theme and objectives

Impact assessment practice is supporting moves toward more resolute action on the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. This realignment of policy and practice involves all sectors of society. We need to protect the environment while embracing justice and social inclusion. It is clear that we all need to do more and to move faster. We need multiple Just Transitions. We need a Just Transformation.

The impact assessment community can play a critical role in moving from a Just Transition to a Just Transformation. We urgently need to decarbonize energy markets, to advance a green and circular economy, to protect social justice and equality, to incentivize restorative measures to halt or reverse natural resource degradation, and to increase human and environmental wellbeing.

How can impact assessors help achieve the policies and initiatives of the Just Transition and move toward the more urgent Just Transformation? The global agenda is large. Regional and local challenges multiply. And the opportunities to positively influence the required transformation are many.

Impact assessment helps deliver decisions that are evidence-based, informed, and inclusive. It provides transparency on the hard choices that have to be made. The impact assessment community has knowledge and skills that are wide as well as specialized. The immediacy of the required actions and the role of impact assessment provide the right nexus to push boundaries, innovate, and place environments and societies at the centre of all decisions.


Conference topics

The conference will be structured in the following 10 thematic streams:

  • The role of impact assessment in a Just Transformation
  • The contribution of impact assessment to climate justice
  • From Just Transition to Just Transformation
  • A Just Transformation for Indigenous peoples and vulnerable communities
  • The well-being economy as a model for a Just Transformation
  • Protecting biodiversity: enhancing baseline and monitoring mechanisms for nature-based solutions
  • Sustainable development goals and the Just Transformation
  • Decarbonizing the energy sector
  • Innovative methods and decision-support tools for a Just Transformation
  • Protecting and promoting the right to a safe, clean, and healthy environment

Discussions will also address general IA topics and the IAIA special-interest Sections.


April 24 @ 9:00 am IST
April 27 @ 5:00 pm IST
Event Category:


International Association for Impact Assessment
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