IEMA are delighted to publish Volume 12 of the Outlook Journal to inspire practitioners on Strategic IA.

Strategic Impact Assessment (IA) is a term which covers a broad range of IA approaches aimed at improving the sustainability performance of policies, plans and programmes, this includes, but is not limited to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) approaches.

This Volume provides an outline of present practice and seeks to challenge practitioners to move their approaches forward, embracing opportunities for innovation.

Given the urgent need to tackle the climate and nature emergency, the role of Strategic IA should be more important now than ever before. However, we still see patchy implementation, variable quality and reluctance to use Strategic IA in many areas. It is critical that sustainability is embedded into policy and programme making and is used to influence and shape them. We are at a pivotal moment for the planet and for practitioners in this field.

In this twelfth volume of the Impact Assessment Outlook Journal, the articles explore the consideration of strategic impact assessment to aid practitioners through guidance and advice on this complex area of practice. Created in partnership with the IEMA Strategic Impact Assessment working group and Guest Edited by Ellie Askham (Environment Agency) and Josh Fothergill (Fothergill Training and Consulting). This IA Outlook Journal is a welcome addition for anyone working within, or interested in, strategic impact assessment.

Click here to download your free copy of Volume 12: Strategic Impact Assessment.


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