Key elements of next generation impact assessment





The next generation of impact assessment

How can elements of good practice in the next generation of impact assessment be used to support smart decision making, implementation and oversight?


Dr. John Sinclair is a Professor and the Director of the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba. He has focused work on assessment law and policy components and implementation for over twenty-five years, particularly in the areas of participation and learning.  

Dr. Robert Gibson is a Professor at the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. He has worked as a practitioner, advisor, and academic to strengthen attention to environmental and sustainability imperatives in assessment and associated policy making and planning since the mid-1970s.

Legal pathways to impact assessment of massive infrastructure projects

Legal implications of large-scale developments of wind, solar and other infrastructure under COVID-19 recovery and climate change will be discussed.


Michael B. Gerrard is an Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School and founder and Faculty Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.  He is a member and former chair of the faculty of the Columbia Earth Institute as well as the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. From 1979 through 2008 he practiced environmental law full-time in New York, most recently as partner in charge of the New York office of Arnold & Porter, handling litigation, transactions and regulatory compliance. He is author or editor of 13 books on environmental law.


Key elements of next generation impact assessment

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