The 2019 Global Award of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) was awarded to the Arctic Council at the IAIA’s annual meeting in Brisbane Monday.
The award is handed out annually and recognizes individuals or institutions that have emerged as leaders in environmental assessments, according to a press release.
The IAIA Award Committee honours the Arctic Council’s promotion of sustainable development and environmental protection and emphasizes the Finnish Arctic Council Chairmanship’s proposal for an Arctic Environmental Impact Assessment tool (Arctic EIA).
The Arctic EIA project works under the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group, SDWG. The project aims at creating good practice recommendations for Environmental Impact Assessment and public participation in the Arctic as well as a network of Arctic EIA actors.