IAIA24 Programme published -Where can you find the NCEA?

9 April 2024

The final programme for the IAIA24 conference in Dublin has been published!

The NCEA will be involved in five sessions during this conference.

Theme forums:

Thursday 25 April 09:00-10:30: Strategic environmental assessment in mining for a Just Transformation 

This session discusses the relevance of strategic environmental assessment in the mining sector. The goal of the session is to generate ideas on enhancing the use of SEA in mining for a Just Transformation. A panel will discuss impacts, obstacles and ways to overcome them in SEA for mining.

Joyce Kortlandt will chair this session, with Greg Radford.

Saturday 27 April 09:00-10:30: Developing an IAIA agenda for SEA action toward a Just Transformation

In 2021 Barry Sadler and Rob Verheem started an initiative to take stock of 25 years of SEA experience. Tapping the wisdom of selected SEA experts and the wider IAIA community, this has resulted in a first draft IAIA SEA agenda for action. This draft will be discussed at IAIA24

Rob Verheem will chair this session

Paper Sessions:

Friday 26 April 11:00-12:30: Blue economy, SEA and marine spatial planning

Marine spatial planning within jurisdictional boundaries, but increasingly outside, become subject to SEA safeguarding marine biodiversity. We invite people and organizations to share experiences that can be used in the development of SEA guidance for Marine and Coastal Spatial Planning asked for by the UN Treaty of the High Seas.

Arthur Neher and Arend Kolhoff will chair this session

Friday 26 April 14:00-15:30: Making follow-up happen to transform IA practice (II)

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-up happen.

Leyla Özay, with Godwin Opinde, will present a paper on Enforceable commitments and more accountability in ESIA Follow-up

Friday 26 April 14:00-15:30: The role of impact assessment in protecting and enhancing heritage

The session looks at theory and/or practice of consideration of Heritage within Impact Assessment (IA) from the developed and the developing world. This can take the form of Heritage Impact Assessment or the extent to which Heritage as a topic is incorporated within an IA process.

Patrick Patiwael, of the Dutch department of the NCEA, will present a paper on Reflections on heritage impact assessment: Practice in the Netherlands.


The NCEA has reached a milestone: we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year! We will mark this occasion with a coffee break on Thursday 25 April, from 10:30-11:00. Be sure to join us, because we have a special surprise planned!

During the conference you can also visit us in our booth at the exhibition, where we can answer any questions you may have about our sessions, the work we do, and our experiences with SEA and ESIA. 

For the complete programme, visit the IAIA website.

We hope to meet you at IAIA24!