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Call for Papers: Decarbonization, Climate Resilience, and Climate Justice Conference


January 26, 2023

The Decarbonization, Climate Resilience and Climate Justice (DCRJ) Network invites submissions for its Columbia-internal conference to be held on Friday, March 31st, 2023, at Columbia University.

Climate change will dramatically exacerbate socio-economic inequalities both within and across countries, disproportionately impacting the marginalized. Therefore, urgent work is needed to clarify the channels via which societal actors—individuals, governments, NGOs, enterprises, and civil society groups—may resolve the equity dilemma in climate resilience efforts. In a parallel manner, justice remains front and center in our scholarly understanding of decarbonization efforts. Decarbonization depends on the generation of scientific knowledge about the processes that will reduce human emissions of greenhouse gasses and will require strategies for coordination across countries seeking to ratify effective emissions reduction agreements.

Investigating the relationship between climate justice, resilience, and decarbonization, this conference seeks to address pressing and often-times transdisciplinary questions by spotlighting the expertise of Columbia scholars working on these topics. We invite submissions from graduate students, post-docs, and faculty who work on related themes in the natural and social sciences, and humanities.

To make a submission, please complete this form by February 3rd, 2023. Submissions should consist of a paper title and an abstract. Please indicate if you would like to serve as a discussant. If accepted, full drafts of seminar-style conference papers must be submitted via [email protected] by March 10th, 2023.

Please email Rebecca Marwege ([email protected]) with any questions.