Online Only in 2021 // Blended 2022

Due to current restrictions on entry into Canada— and uncertainty on the date these restrictions will end—we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference.
We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.
We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we'll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.
All "Blended" registration types will be able to present online in 2021 and in-person (and/or) online in 2022.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

The Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses is brought together by a common concern for the science of, and social responses to, climate change. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. We invite proposals addressing one of the following themes or special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus: Responding to Climate Change as an Emergency
  • Theme 1: The Nature of Evidence
  • Theme 2: Assessing Impacts in Diverse Ecosystems
  • Theme 3: Human Impacts and Responsibility
  • Theme 4: Technical, Political, and Social Responses

Research Network Chair

Victoria Hurth

Victoria Hurth

Senior Associate, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Plenary Speakers

David Wheeler

David Wheeler

Principal, Sustainable Transitions, Canada

Stuart Capstick

Stuart Capstick

Deputy Director, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST Centre), Wales

Claire Wordley

Claire Wordley

Research Associate, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr. Charlie Gardner

Dr. Charlie Gardner

Lecturer in Conservation Science, Sustainability Lead, Kent University, United Kingdom

UBC’s Climate Emergency Declaration

Dr. Santa J. Ono, President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, declared a climate emergency last December, with plans this year to launch an engagement process to inform our collective response to the climate emergency.

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