Seventh International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

'Whose Climate? Negotiating the Governance of Environmental Change'

UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, British Columbia
10-11 April 2015


Conference Focus

The Climate Change Conference is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in climate change. It will address a range of critically important themes relating to the vexing question of climate change. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the fields of climatology and environmental science, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia (See Proposal Types) addressing Climate Change: Impacts and Responses through one of the following themes:

Scientific Evidence Assessing Impacts in Divergent Ecosystems
Human Impacts and Impacts on Humans Technical, Political and Social Responses
Special Focus for 2015:
'Whose Climate? Negotiating the Governance of Enviornmental Change'

Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community, see Our Focus.

We also offer participation options for those individuals who cannot attend the conference. Authors who wish to submit an article for potential publication in the Climate Change Journal may submit a Proposal for Article Submission, while all members of the knowledge community with an accepted proposal may submit an online presentation to the knowledge community YouTube channel.


2015 Special Focus: ‘Whose Climate? Negotiating the Governance of Environmental Change’

It is now widely agreed that one of the principal obstacles to addressing climate change are structures of governance. A consensus is emerging in the form of a scientific analysis. And we have a growing sense of the kinds of technological transition and transformations in social practices that are needed. However, the largest problem is one of political will, particularly in an international regime where governance structures, despite globalization, are very weak. Within the broad range of themes addressed by this knowledge community, our area of special focus in 2015 will be structures of governance to address climate change, from local communities, to the nation state, to the national arena. What ways forward do we have given structural weaknesses in our systems of governance at every level?


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Conference Details

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