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Calendar16-19 May 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Durban International Convention Center
Durban, South Africa

Globally, societies are in transition due to environmental challenges such as climate change, shifts in political power as seen in Europe and the USA, and social changes such as mass migration. All these changes and challenges pose a threat to the sustainability of the physical and human environment, and growing inequality threatens both the social and natural environment.

Although the aim of development is to create a more sustainable environment, the reality is often that only few people benefit while others are left to bear the brunt of the impacts and greater inequality. Environmental management should serve to translate environmental costs into wellbeing benefits for all of humankind and not just the privileged few.


  • Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • Assessing and managing environmental risks in societies in transition
  • Biodiversity and ecology
  • Climate change
  • Contribution of IA to human wellbeing
  • Corporate stewardship and risk management
  • Cultural heritage
  • Disasters and conflicts
  • Ecosystem services, health, livelihoods, and environmental justice
  • Energy and societies in transition
  • Environmental justice challenges of climate change
  • Health impact assessment
  • Human rights, equality, and environmental justice
  • Indigenous peoples and environmental justice
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Indigenous Peoples and environmental justice
  • Extractive resources
  • Mining, industrial development, and environmental justice
  • Renewable energy
  • Power generation and transmission
  • Professional development and capacity building in IA
  • Public participation
  • Public participation and environmental justice
  • Social impact assessment

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