Join the webinar: Cities and climate change conference call for proposals

Researchers, practitioners and policy-makers interested in contributing to the 2018 CitiesIPCC conference can join upcoming webinars focusing on the recently announced call for proposals.

Future Earth, Cities Alliance and C40 will host two upcoming webinars around the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference. The webinars will provide participants with opportunities to learn more and ask questions about the conference’s call for proposal for sessions and abstracts.

Interested participants can join one of two webinars, which will air on Friday, 8 September. A webinar at 10 a.m., hosted by C40, will be specifically targeted to practitioners and local authorities. A second webinar at 11 a.m., hosted by Future Earth, will be targeted to the scientific community.

Details on how to join these webinars will be posted soon.

You can learn more about the call for proposals here.

C40, Cities Alliance and Future Earth are among the partner organisations of the CitiesIPCC Conference, which will be held in the city of Edmonton in March 2018. According to the conference description, its primary goal is to:

… assess the state of scholarship and practice-based knowledge on cities and climate change, and to establish a research agenda based on the identification of key gaps through a stakeholder dialogue between the academic, practitioner and policy-making communities. The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research in these identified areas, forge partnerships among these communities to conduct these most effectively, initiate key necessary but still missing information and data platforms, and catalyse appropriate structured funding for meeting these agendas.

The CitiesIPCC Scientific Steering Committee has issued a call for proposals. That includes proposals for complete conference sessions that will incorporate clear and visible elements of knowledge exchange or co-generation among the scientific community and the practitioner or policy-making communities relating to these 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)

The call also seeks proposals for individual contributions – including scientific presentations, oral elaborations of case studies/best practices or posters.

The purpose of the webinar is to bring the various networks and members of Future Earth, C40 and Cities Alliance together to discuss and better understand individual and/or our collective opportunities to influence the format of the conference by responding to the call for proposals.