The international online conference "Interconnected voices: Climate change, equity, and the way forward" provides a lens towards climate injustice within the broader context of climate change in 2020 by bridging a variety of processes, strategies, practices, and actors. The two days online conference aims to discuss these challenges in an interdisciplinary and inclusive way. Instead of moving scholars emitting additional and avoidable CO2, we want to move ideas, inspirations, and motivation in our interactive online format.
Climate change is a global and urgent issue that requires all existing brainpower. Creating a workspace where currently underrepresented groups can enter will encourage more diverse perspectives, will have a broader reach, and enable more creative, holistic, and sustainable solutions to the pressing issues we are facing. This conference aims at including a more diverse range of voices in the discussion.
The call for contributions refers to the following sessions:
25th November 2020: Climate Change
Challenges of climate change on water, energy, and environment (presentations)
Technical solutions - renewable energy (presentations)
Economic solutions (presentations)
Socio-political solutions (presentations)
Interdisciplinary solutions (presentations)
26th November 2020: Climate INjustice
Different perspectives on climate justice (presentations)
Workshops on climate justice: how can we work on inclusive solutions? (workshop)
The presentations will have a time slot of 15 minutes and 5 minutes of Q&A; the workshop time slot is 2.5 hrs. We also welcome all other types of contributions (videos, talks, picture shows with explanation, etc.).
(NEW!) 30th October 2020: Extended submission deadline
06th November 2020: Notification of accepted contributions
25–26 November 2020: Online Conference with possible Conference Hub(s) in Germany and the Arab World
The conference aims to integrate diverse voices of our societies and therefore has no specific eligibility criteria. We are searching for innovative ideas and solutions to tackle the impacts of climate change. The type of contribution is not limited to workshops and presentations, all other formats are welcome (e.g. videos, talks, the picture shows with explanation).
1- Curriculum vitae (CV)
2- Motivation letter including a short description of the proposed topic and type of contribution referring to a specific session (see draft program); max. one page.
Contact & Registration: Interested participants are invited to submit their application in English to the conference team until October 30th, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Zeina Hobaika | AGYA Member | @: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Joseph University Beirut
Dr. Philipp Blechinger | AGYA Member | @: email@example.com
Reiner Lemoine Institut
All applications will be evaluated carefully and the results of the selection process will be communicated by November 6th, 2020. The conference will begin on Wednesday 25 November 2020, at 9:00 am CET, and end on Thursday, 26 November 2020, at 18:00 CET.
This is a project of the AGYA Working Group Energy, Water, and Environment. The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) is based at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and at the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT) in Egypt, it is mainly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Please also find the Call for Contributions with further information through this link:
Climate Change, Climate Justice, Interdisciplinarity, Equity