Improving impact assessments to meet your climate goals

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Published: June 2024
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Environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) are one tool to help governments identify and address environmental risks associated with investment projects. But the potential for ESIAs to address climate change-related risks is not being realised. ESIAs can be restructured to promote more effective consideration of climate impacts. Governments should issue guidance and advance legislation to that effect.

This toolkit is part of the ALIGN Governance Flashes, a series of short guidance notes designed to alert government officials of critical land-based investment governance considerations and possible responses to issues that might be falling through the cracks, leading to conflicts and poor outcomes.

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Cotula, L. (2024). Improving impact assessments to meet your climate goals. IIED, London.
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