The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin, invite proposals for papers for the 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change: Transformative Global Climate Governance “après Paris”.
In December 2015, governments convene in Paris to deliver a new global agreement on international climate policy. Expectations vary from outright skepticism to ambitious optimism: While providing a basis to limit global warming to a maximum of 2°C remains a long shot, a reenactment of the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, which has been widely perceived as a failure, seems also unlikely. In any case, Paris will mark a watershed in international climate politics. The prospective Paris Agreement is likely to entail a reconfiguration of the institutional landscape of global climate governance and substantive new priorities.
We invite paper proposals that address one or several of the conference themes. Paper proposals should consist of an abstract of 300 words that outlines the research question and approach as well as its relevance for transformative global climate governance. Proposals should be submitted through the conference homepage www.berlinconference.org/2016 by 30 October 2015 and will be reviewed by an international review panel. Notification of acceptance will be given by 1 February 2016. Full papers are due by 6 May 2016.
The conference is endorsed by the Earth System Governance Project, Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Governance, LIAISE, and the Environmental Policy and Global Change Working Group of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW).