The International Panel on Climate Change warns of the negative impacts of global temperature increasing 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels. Climate change poses dramatic and irreversible risks for human and natural systems, as well as on economic development. For many communities worldwide, its consequences are already a matter of life and death. We know the dire consequences, but what role does impact assessment play in helping to reduce the effects of climate change?
Tools such as environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria can and should support planning and action regarding climate change adaptation and mitigation. This symposium will help identify best practices and innovations for integrating climate change into these decision-making frameworks. Environmental and social consultants, regulators, and representatives from financial institutions and civil society around the world will gather in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss climate change in impact assessment, best practices in resilient and low-carbon cities, and Africa's transition to a low-carbon economy.
It is up to humanity to prevent the 1.5° C temperature rise. Join us in Cape Town to learn the latest information about the intersection between impact assessment and climate change.