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​WITH RUPERT KOOPMAN, SUSIE BROWNLIE, CHANEL RAMPARTAB AND NYIKO MUTILENI

MAR, 31 2022 | LIVE ZOOM WEBINAR RECORDING. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED.

 

 

Environmental Impact Assessments

Our Plant Conservation Webinar theme for March is learning about Environmental Impact Assessments, and how you can get involved in EIAs to make sure that nature gets a better deal in your part of South Africa. EIAs are powerful tools to help guide decision-making on projects BEFORE they happen, and even to shape projects to be more appropriate to their settings. We’re chatting to Susie Brownlie, Chanel Rampartab and Nyiko Mutileni.

Further Reading 

IAIA International Best Practice Principles: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment. Special Publication Series 3. 2018.

The Biodiversity Consultancy 2015. Cross-sector guide for implementing the mitigation hierarchy

Hardner J, Gullison T, Anstee S and Meyer M. 2015. Good Practices for Biodiversity Inclusive Impact Assessment and Management Planning

Landsberg F, Treweek J, Stickler MM, Henninger N and Venn O. 2015. Weaving Ecosystem Services into Impact Assessment. (For World Resources Institute).

Gibson R 2006. Beyond the pillars: Sustainability assessment as a framework for effective integration of social, economic and ecological considerations in significant decision making. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 8(3), 259–280.

International Association for Impact Assessment FastTips

– Impact assessment (No 1)
– Biodiversity assessment (No 5)
– Cumulative effects assessment (No 16)
– Induced impacts (No 17)
– Connecting people’s wellbeing and biodiversity (No 23)

Fynbos Forum Ecosystem Guidelines 

Grasslands Ecosystem Guidelines

Save the Date for the next webinar:

Thursday, 28 April 2022

 

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