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Call for Proposals for Sessions and Abstracts for the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference 2018

05 October 2017

The partner organizations of the "Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy" are calling for proposals for sessions and abstracts for the conference, which will take place between March 5-7, 2018 in Edmonton, Canada

The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change.

The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities.

Call for proposals for sessions
Call for abstracts for oral session contributions and posters

Deadline for submission: October 16, 2017

Conference Themes

  • Cities & climate change (Imperatives for action)
  • Urban emissions, impacts and vulnerabilities (Science and practice of cities)
  • Solutions for the transition to low carbon and climate resilient cities (Science and practice for cities)
  • Enabling transformative climate action in cities (advancing science and advancing cities)

Call for proposals for sessions

Proposals should be for 90-minute sessions.

Sessions with innovative formats that best foster the delivery of the unique conference objectives and expected outcomes identified above are especially welcome. In order to meet the conference objectives, all sessions must incorporate a clear and visible element of knowledge exchange or co-generation among the scientific community and the practitioner and/or policy-making communities. You are encouraged to focus session proposals on the themes identified in the conference outline, but sessions with foci that cut across several themes are also welcome. Sessions are encouraged to draw on contributors from various world regions, especially the Global South; and to involve early career scientists and consider gender balance among contributors. Proposed sessions will be assessed by the Scientific Steering Committee based on the Conference objectives.

Call for abstracts for oral session contributions and posters

In addition to complete sessions, proposals for individual contributions (oral presentations in sessions as well as posters) are also invited.

Accepted oral presentations will be organized into sessions by the Scientific Steering Committee to complement accepted sessions from the call above and in order to best meet the conference objectives. Posters will be presented in specific poster sessions during the conference. Contributions need to relate to the conference themes, and can take several forms in order to help achieve the conference objectives, including scientific presentations, oral elaboration of lessons learned from case studies/best practices, or posters. Posters may be shown through interactive electronic displays. Submit an abstract summarizing your proposed contribution under one or more of the conference themes (see above).  

A webinar hosted by UN-Habitat is expected to take place Wednesday 11 October at 3.30 pm to further explain the submission of abstracts and proposals for sessions.

Register for the webinar via this link:

For more info:

CitiesIPCC partners and organizers

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