The 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change: Transformative Global Climate Governance “après Paris” will take place 23 and 24 May 2016. This conference is the 12th conference in the well established series of European Conferences on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change and is organized by the German Development Institute and the Environmental Policy Research Centre at Freie Universität Berlin.
Abstract deadline 16 November
Abstracts may still be submitted through the conference website until 16 November 2015. The conference invite papers on the following overarching conference themes:
- Transformation: pursuit of strategies to realize sustainable development globally, by going beyond “greening” business as usual and by a corresponding redistribution of relevant resources;
- Global Justice: provision of fairness and equity across temporal and spatial dimensions, particularly regarding greenhouse gas emissions, natural resources and finance;
- Coherence: understanding and managing trade-offs between climate policy, sustainable development, economic policies, transformative dynamics and the accompanying institutional complexities;
- Multilevel Capacity: harnessing global, transnational, regional, national and subnational capacities and contributions to avoid unmanageable global warming (i.e. mitigation) as well as responses to unavoidable climate change impacts (i.e. adaptation; loss & damage).
- Framing: identifying risks and opportunities for linking frameworks, discourses and institutions of climate governance with other global issues such as security, migration, trade, food security or land use.
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