30th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA10)

6-11 April 2010 , International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) , Geneva, Switzerland
In order to prepare our global societies to face a transition toward green economies, it is important to conduct assessments that will demonstrate the types of green investments that best fit local, national, and regional environments.

Impact assessments have the power to influence and shape green policy development, which will in turn play a major role in addressing the global crises.
Global economic growth over the past 50 years has been accompanied by accelerated environmental decline. From 1981 to 2005, global GDP has more than doubled. In contrast, 60% of the world’s ecosystems are now considered degraded or are being exploited in an unsustainable manner.
The objective of IAIA10 was to take advantage of the opportunity to provide policy makers with materials to help address the global crises.
IAIA10 focused on the following sectors that have the potential for sustainable green investment: Agriculture, Industry, Cities, Tourism, Transport, IAIA Section Specific.

Further information at: http://www.iaia.org/iaia10/