Climate Change: Impacts and Responses Journal Award

The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses offers an annual award for newly published research or thinking that has been recognized to be outstanding by members of the Climate Change: Impacts and Responses Research Network.

Award Winner for Volume 8

Climate Change, Conflict, and Moving Borders

Can climate change accelerate conflict by increasing the rate of natural border change? A review of nine historical cases shows peaceful and hostile responses to such border movements. In every case, the dispute comes down to differences in measurement rules and their interpretation. An examination of likely climate forecasts suggests greater border conflict due to changes in rivers, glaciers, and seas. Because of the potential danger of conflict, states should agree on principles for dispute resolution regarding moving borders. There are clear indicators in the nine cases of instances where border changes are more and less likely to lead to conflict. These lessons are instructive for dealing with future challenges and developing a system of policy responses.

Past Award Winners

Volume 7

Unveiling the Embodied Carbon of Construction Materials through a Product-Based Carbon Labeling Scheme

S. Thomas Ng, Christopher To, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 7, Issue 3, 1–9


Volume 6

An Eco-village as a Solution for the Border: San Cristobal

Sandra Acosta, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 6, Issue 3-4, 1–17


Volume 5

Climate Induced Migration: Lessons from Bangladesh

Reazul Ahsan, Jon Kellett, and Sadasivam Karuppannan, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 5, Issue 2, 1–15


Volume 4

Leveraging Higher-Education Instructors in the Climate Literacy Effort: Factors Related to University Faculty’s Propensity to Teach Climate Change

Abby Beck, Gale M. Sinatra, and Doug Lombardi, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 4, Issue 4, 1–17


Volume 3

Geoengineering in a World Risk Society

Tina Sikka, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 3, Issue 1, 143–154


Volume 2

Climate Change Impacts in Pakistan: Awareness and Adaptation

Zareen Shahid and Awais Piracha, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 2, Issue 1, 119–130


Volume 1

Social Capital as a Source of Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Developing Countries

Vivek Prasad, Monique Helfrich, and Susan A. Crate, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 1, Issue 3, 149–162