Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment

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Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment

Time: February 7, 2013 to February 8, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.
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Event Type: symposium
Organized By: IAIA Biodiversity & Ecology Section
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2013

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Event Description

Mark your calendar for 15 November:  Poster abstracts due.

Special Symposium organized by the IAIA Biodiversity & Ecology Section

7-8 February 2013 | Inter-American Development Bank | Washington, D.C. 

Visit to download the First Announcement flyer, view poster submission instructions, or register online.


The aim of this symposium is to bring together practitioners working at the cutting edge of biodiversity and ecosystem services with both policy makers responsible for shaping IA frameworks and scientists committed to finding practical ways forward.


The timing could not be better.  A growing number of biodiversity initiatives are aimed at creating communities of practice, ranging from cross-sector initiatives across industries to biodiversity working groups comprised of multilateral financial institutions and Equator Principles banks. The challenge is to better understand how to assess biodiversity values, identify dependence on—and impacts to—ecosystem services, design better mitigation strategies following the mitigation hierarchy, effectively monitor changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services over time, and implement adaptive management to manage uncertainties over the long term.


Symposium themes

  • Baselines and data collection
  • Biodiversity risk assessment
  • Biodiversity and extractives
  • Biodiversity and agriculture
  • Net positive impact
  • Forecasting and offset design
  • Monitoring and adaptive management
  • Identification and valuation of ecosystem services
  • Engaging communities on biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • GIS and landscape analysis
  • Planning and regional strategies


Take the opportunity to present a poster within the symposium on your research or professional experience and engage with others on how it can be used to advance the field of impact assessment.

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