IAIA17: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change – Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel Montréal, Canada 4-7 April 2017

CONFERENCE TOPICS – Integration of climate change in EIA, SEA, environmental and social management plans, and regional and project planning – Revised IA baselines integrating climate change data, uncertainties, and impacts – Adaptation and resilience from developed and developing countries – Climate finance and risk management – Major infrastructures adaptation measures and risk assessment – Capacity building transfer and communication about climate change to decision makers and different stakeholders – Climate change impact on policies, legislation, regulations, and “climate justice” – Climate change compensation and reduction/carbon capture and storage, market, and pricing – IAIA’s role in “climate smart(er)” impact assessment and the future – Climate change, extreme events, and impact assessment

Poster IAIA 2017 PPA (1)

IAIA 2017 – Paper

Monitoring System of Greenhouse Gases Emissions Project in Rio de Janeiro Municipality

Presenting Author: Ivan Carlos Maglio. Coauthor(s): Eduardo Alves NederLeonardo Machado Maglio and Iara Verocai


The Rio de Janeiro municipal government has set Climate Change as a priority. The aim is the consideration of global warming issues in the context of urban planning for defining actions and measures to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions in the city.

In 2011 the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Municipal Policy has been implemented by the Municipal Environmental Secretariat (SMAC), which has required every four years updates of the municipal GHG emissions Inventory (2005 has been the monitoring base year) and the definition of emissions reduction targets.

After performing three gas emission inventories, Rio de Janeiro municipal government has developed a project with the support of the World Bank, for designing and operating a Web System on GHG Emission Monitoring and executing the 4th Inventory based on data collected in 2016.

The project also aims at capacity-building and staff training in order to maintain and update inventories of GHG emission, implement measures to reduce them, and elaborate mitigation, adaption and resilience measures on climate change effects.

This paper presents the fundamentals that helped devising the monitoring system framework and the possible system outputs. It also shows the benefits that other cities could obtain by implementing this type solution to help their countries to reach the Paris Agreement reducing targets.


The Challenges for Climate Communication Post-COP21

A comunicação correta é essencial para demonstrar a questão dos riscos climáticos

Mark S. Meisner

Last fall I was in Helsinki to give two presentations at the 2nd ICOS Scientific Conference. ICOS is the Integrated Carbon Observation System, a European-wide research infrastructure that is developing a harmonized system for collecting and disseminating carbon cycle and greenhouse gas data. In their words, ICOS is an “organisation of eleven member countries and over 100 greenhouse gases measuring stations aimed at quantifying and understanding the greenhouse gas balance of the Europe and neighbouring regions.”

 Needless to say, the conference delegates were almost all bio-physical scientists who, I assumed, knew little or nothing about communication theory generally or climate communication research specifically. Keep that in mind as you read on because that informed my approach to the two talks.

In other words, if you are somewhat familiar with the research on climate communication, this should be pretty familiar ground. But if you are new to the topic, I hope this will be a good primer for you.


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