EIALAW2018 programme

EIALAW2018 Programme, updated 19.3.2018

Friday, 23 March, 2018

8:00-9:00 Registration & coffee

9:00 Opening and introduction

Professor Ismo Pölönen, UEF Law School

9:20 A Glance to the Past: Experiences in implementing the original EIA Directive

Member of EU Parliament, former Minister of Environment, Sirpa Pietikäinen

9:45 EIA in the EU: past, present and future

Prof. Thomas Fischer, Environmental Assessment and Management Research Centre, University of Liverpool

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Presentations

An Accreditation of the EIA Consultants as a mean to enhance EIA quality – Experiences from Estonia

Heikki KalleEstonian Environment Institute (EKKI), Charlotta Faith-Ell WSP Sweden and EKKI, Jos Arts (University of Groningen)

Place of EIA in the development control: one-stop shop vs multi-stage permitting

Jerzy Jendrośka, Opole University

Quality control by an independent Commission

Gijs Hoevenaars, Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment

The reluctant modernization of the German EIA Law

Gesa Geißler, Markus Günther, Johann Köppel, Berlin Institute of Technology

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Presentations

Streamlining EIA: A Proactive National Example – The UK’s Proportionate EIA Strategy

Josh Fothergill, Fothergill Training & Consulting Ltd

Screening decisions in Appropriate Assessment in Estonia

Kaja Peterson, Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre & Siim Vahtrus Estonian Environmental Law Centre

Analysis of the new Swedish EA law from an effectiveness perspective

Charlotta Faith-Ell, Director of Research, WSP Sweden and Estonian Environment Institute

15:30 Coffee

16:00 What constitutes a sound EIA system? – Reflections from a Canadian perspective

Prof. Kevin Hanna, University of British Columbia

16:30 Panel discussion:  Renewal of the EIA Directive – successful story?

 Jerzy Jendrośka, Charlotta Faith-Ell, Gijs Hoevenaars and Ismo Pölönen

17:15 Closing

Buffet Dinner after the conference at the House of Science

After-conference discussions at: Oluthuone Kaisla, street address: Vilhonkatu 4, Helsinki

Download PDF:  EIALAW 2018, PROGRAMME, FINAL, 19.3.2018