Nordic-Baltic Impact Assessment Conference 2018 TALLINN, ESTONIA 30.09-2.10
We are pleased to invite you to take part as a speaker or participant in the second Nordic Baltic Impact Assessment Conference with the main theme Environmental Considerations in Changing Planning Systems: Theory and Perspectives of Impact Assessment. The conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, on Sep 30 – Oct 2, 2018.
What does it take to tackle climate change, design resilient urban and rural environments, set up sustainable food systems and create balance between economic activity and ecosystems services? In the centre of all this is the ability to master holistic and integral planning process. The conference addresses the role of impact assessment in planning systems. It is the task of impact assessors to provide analysis and arguments for sustainable planning solutions so that long-term perspectives are catered for, and various entities complement rather than contradict each other.
Are you: impact assessment expert, researcher, civil servant, student, or member of an environmental NGO? Come and talk to us, meet fellow professionals and share your experience!
Sep 30, 2018: technical visits to Paldiski, Paljassaare, and the coastal zone of Tallinn to discover the challenges in balancing industrial, logistical, social, and ecological aims in land use development.
Oct 1–2, 2018: conference days in Tallinn with the official reception on Oct 1st.
- Maria Rosário Partidário, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Thomas Fischer, University of Liverpool, UK
- Jos Arts, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
- Kaja Peterson, Stockholm Environmental Institute Tallinn Centre, Estonia
- Matthew Cashmore, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
- The role of Impact Assessment (IA) as an instrument of governance
- The implications of power relations in planning and IA
- Linking Sustainable Development Goals into IA
- Quality of IA and expertise
- Climate change in IA
- Biodiversity, ecosystem services, and ecosystem assessment in IA
- Social, cultural, and economic impacts in EIA and SEA
- Integration of health in IA
- Strategic planning and IA in industry and energetics
- Planning and IA in marine areas
- Planning and IA in transport / rail / pipelines
- Data availability and quality, ICT tools and digitalization in IA
- Stakeholder engagement – for whom and what for
- IA guidance in change
Call for abstracts and registration
Abstract submission and early-bird registration deadline is February 16, 2018.
Please visit www.tlu.ee/en/nordicbaltic2018 for additional information.
Host / organizers
- Tallinn University
- Estonian Environment Institute
- University of Tartu
- Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment
- WSP Civils
- Stockholm Environmental Institute Tallinn Centre
- Estonian Association for Environmental Impact Assessment
- Centre of Excellence of Sustainability and Strategic Environmental Management, DGE Group
- The Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society, the University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Heikki Kalle, Estonian Environment Institute, +3725025563, Heikki@kalle.ee
Please forward this message to your network, reserve the dates and welcome to Tallinn!
First successful Nordic-Baltic IA conference was held in 2012 on Estonian western archipelago, in Saaremaa, Kuressaare. Encouraged by the success of the first conference and considering the ever-growing importance of discussion on academic and application issues of IA and planning, the Nordic-Baltic network of IA practitioners recognised the need of new conference. To facilitate access to the conference, the venue has been located in the centre of Tallinn. The second conference will contribute to strengthening the Nordic Baltic IA network and disseminating experience in impact assessment for our sustainable future.