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(Deadline extended) Call for proposals: 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

The partner organisations of “Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy” are pleased to announce a call for proposals for sessions and abstracts. The conference will take place from 5 to 7 March 2018 in Edmonton, Canada (for more info please email  In order to ensure vibrant input and discussions at this conference, the partners encourage submissions from scientists, academics, urban practitioners and policy-making communities.

For detailed information about the conference please visit the conference website,

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.

The deadline for submissions is 16 October 2017. Full information about the call for proposal for sessions and the call for abstracts can be found here.

Conference Themes

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

Call for proposals for sessions

You are invited to submit a proposal for a complete 90-minute session. 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 organised 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 summarising your proposed contribution under one or more of the conference themes (see above).

CitiesIPCC partners and organisers