Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

Ninth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses
Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, UK
21-22 April 2017

2017 Call for Proposals

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

  • Theme 1: Scientific Evidence
  • Theme 2: Assessing Impacts in Divergent Ecosystems
  • Theme 3: Human Impacts and Impacts on Humans
  • Theme 4: Technical, Political, and Social Responses
  • 2017 Special Focus - Communicating and Collaborating for Resilient Solutions to Climate Change

Call for Proposals - Special Journal Issue: Communicating and Collaborating for Resilient Solutions to Climate Change

The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses is inviting abstract submissions for consideration for publication in its Special Issue on “Communicating Science and Collaborating for Resilient Solutions to Climate Change.”

Submission Details

If you are interested in submitting an article to be considered for the special issue, you will first have to submit a proposal. Please make sure to choose the proposal stream entitled "2017 Special Focus - Communicating and Collaborating for Resilient Solutions to Climate Change."

Your proposal will be reviewed within 1-2 weeks. If it is accepted, you will then have the option to submit a full article. Once you have submitted your article, you will be included in the pool of considered articles for the special issue.

All articles included in the special issue will be chosen by the Journal Editor, Dr. Candice Howarth.


It is becoming increasingly important for scientists to communicate their findings effectively to those informing and formulating policy. Climate change—arguably the most serious challenge facing mankind—requires exceptional abilities to communicate complex science, while managing the uncertainties that characterise it. With growing pressure for policy-makers, practitioners, civil society organisations, businesses, and members of the public to change their own practices to reduce greenhouse gases and adapt to impacts of climate change, scientists are under increasing pressure to engage with these audiences effectively.

We invite papers for this Special Issue from a variety of perspectives and methods from across academia, policy, NGOs, and practitioner communities that advance and demonstrate the impact of how communication of evidence and cross-stakeholder collaboration can inform resilient solutions to climate change. This will involve, but will not be limited to, addressing the following questions:

• How can scientific evidence be better communicated to more efficiently inform decision-making on climate change?

• How can the social and natural sciences work together to inform communication and collaboration on climate change?

• How can cross-sectorial and cross-stakeholder collaboration lead to better evidence, science communication, and more resilient responses to climate change?

• What evidence is there of communication and collaboration across scales: household, community, local, national, regional, and international levels?

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2016
Invitation to submit full articles: December 2016
Deadline for submissions: March 2017
Publication of Special Issue: Autumn 2017

Become a Presenter

1 Submit a Proposal

If you would like to present, start by submitting a proposal. You will need the following: presentation type, short/long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.

View our Step-by-Step Guide to submitting a presentation proposal. Submit your proposal here.

2 Get Accepted

After we receive your presentation proposal, it moves to the evaluation step. We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed between two to four weeks of submission.

See proposal deadlines below.

3 Register

Once your proposal is accepted, you must register before our Program Development team can schedule your presentation.

View our Step-by-Step Guide to the registration process. Submit your registration here.

Important Dates

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.

Proposal & Registration Dates

Proposal Deadlines

Advance Proposal Deadline 21 June 2016
Early Proposal Deadline 21 Sept 2016
Regular Proposal Deadline 21 January 2017
Late Proposal Deadline 21 March 2017

Registration Deadlines

Advance Registration Deadline 21 July 2016
Early Registration Deadline 21 October 2016
Regular Registration Deadline 21 April 2017

Submit Your Proposal

Use the button below to submit a proposal for review.