Cumulative Impact Assessment & Management (CIAM)

April 21, 2021

Major environmental and social management challenges faced today, such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, scarcity of water resources, displacement of communities and impacts on traditional local livelihoods, are often the result of cumulative impacts from a range of activities, in some cases, the most ecologically devastating environmental effects and subsequent social consequences may not result from the direct effects of a particular action, single project, or activity but from the combination of existing stresses and the individual minor effects of multiple actions over time. In 2013, IFC developed a six-step process to conduct acumulative impact assessment (CIA). Companies in emerging markets are working with specialists to identify how they contribute to cumulative impacts, other guidance on project design and implementation of measures to manage associated risks more effectively. This webinar will build understanding of the differences between project-level and basin-wide CIAs; types of cumulative impacts from hydropower projects, assess their associated risks, and discuss how to conduct a Cumulative Impact Assessment.


About the Presenters:

Pablo Cardinale

Environmental & Social Standard Advisor (South Asia Region)
World Bank

Kate Lazarus

Senior Asia Lead for Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory
International Finance Corporation

Dzenan Malovic

Energy Specialist
International Finance Corporation



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