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IAIA17: Addressing Global Climate Change

How can impact assessment help address climate change? Four of our experts will tackle the topic at the IAIA17 conference.


Turcot Exchange, Montreal, Quebec

Assessing and mitigating global warming are core challenges of our time. One way we’re addressing it is to consider and plan for climate change when undertaking impact assessments –  which is just one of the ways we help to make our clients’ projects Future Ready.

Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change” is also the theme of the 37th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, to be held from April 4 to 7, 2017 in Montreal, Canada. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is proud to participate, and four of our experts will be presenting at the event:

Patrice Choquette – Predictive Tool To Mitigate Dust And Noise
Looking to better plan how dust and noise emissions can slow down mining projects, we developed a tool that analyses weather forecasts in order to predict pollutant levels and their operational impact.

Benoit Lagarde - The Turcot Interchange, a Carbon Neutral Structure - the EIA Role
Major infrastructure projects are now planned to be carbon neutral. The ins and outs of carbon neutrality will be discussed, using the Turcot Exchange (Montreal, Canada) project as an example.

François Quinty - Wetlands Description and IA in the Context of Global Warming in Northern Québec
With global warming, impact assessment regulations must be updated to reflect changing realities, as demonstrated by this project in Northern Quebec.

Mathieu Cyr will co-chair the session on Guidelines for Energy Policies, Plans and Programs - Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), where he will discuss the completion of SESA in Cameroon and South Sudan, in order to provide decision makers and other partners with information on issues related to the development of the energy sector.

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