Group | Health Impact Assessment
With a geographical emphasis on tropical climate zones, we have employed the HIA approach to a variety of proposed activities and global developments:
- large infrastructure developments, including natural resources extraction projects (e.g. gold and copper mining) and renewable energy projects (e.g. hydropower and biofuel);
- pesticide use in small scale farming;
- waste recovery and reuse business models; and
- combined effects of climate change and urbanization.
Many of our projects are an integral part of inter- and trans-disciplinary research efforts that combine environmental monitoring, epidemiology, clinical examinations and exposure assessment with institutional analysis and broad stakeholder engagement. We also build up human capacities in conducting, evaluating and enforcing HIA in low- and middle-income countries.