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Call for Abstracts: Climate-U Network Conference Higher Education and the Climate Crisis

Call for abstracts

Deadline: Friday 10 May 2024

We welcome submissions for presentations from academics, practitioners, activists, early career researchers and students. The following types of submission are welcomed: Individual paper, Symposium, Workshop, Poster, Artistic engagement

Conference

Conference dates: 4 – 27 September, 2024

Venue: Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya / online

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The Climate-U network brings together universities from around the world committed to working together to address the climate crisis. The network was born out of the Climate-U project (Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate) which ran from February 2020 – January 2024, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

The aim of the network is to strengthen climate action and sustainability efforts within each institution and collaboratively given that the sustainability challenges traverse sectors and regions. Universities are central to the transformation of societies, through their unique role in professional development, knowledge production and public debate. While there has been increasing attention to the active role universities can play in recent years, and many institutions have made commitments to achieving carbon neutrality and just transitions, there is still a significant knowledge gap.

Building on the Higher Education and the Climate Crisis event held in London in October 2023, this conference provides a space for debate, exchange of ideas and sharing of new research on diverse aspects of the higher education-climate crisis-sustainability axis. It offers a platform for a range of activities that will include interactive seminars, workshops, research papers and poster presentations featuring interdisciplinary perspectives from prominent speakers and decision-makers in climate education.

Conference sub-themes:

  1. Transdisciplinary approaches to addressing the Climate Crisis in Higher Education
  2. Sustainable Campus Initiatives and Best Practices
  3. Climate Justice, Intersectionality, Equity and Higher Education
  4. Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives on the Climate Crisis
  5. Student Activism and Engagement for Climate Action
  6. Climate Communication, Policy, and Public Engagement Strategies
  7. The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  8. Sustainable Development and Community Partnerships

Participants are encouraged to present on other emerging topics on education and the climate crisis.