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While Climate change might be an abstract concept to some, for Africans, this is not so. Today, the African people live with the reality of increasing frequent droughts that dries up pastures, starving livestock to death. Farmers are increasingly getting reduced yields due to unpredictable and infrequent rainfall. Floods and landslides are common events. Making matters worse for Africans is the lack of technology and finances to mitigate these impacts. Africa is proving that climate change neither does affect people the same way nor the equally and thus solutions to the impacts of climate change must be rights-based…
FEE WAIVER AWARD
WFCJ will offer 50 conference fee waivers on a first-come, first-served basis to students, academics and employees of NGOs who are based in DAC countries. Apply via the abstract submission portal by submitting a letter of support from your lead supervisor confirming where your workplace or key activity is based OR your student status.
You are eligible to apply for the fee waiver if you:
- Submit an abstract for oral presentation
- Submit an abstract for a panel session
Please note – Paper session organisers are not eligible to apply, but they are free to apply for the Award if they also submit an oral presentation.
For a list of DAC countries, please click here (applicants from countries in all 4 groups are eligible for the Fee Waiver Award).
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The 2nd World Forum on Climate Justice comes on the back of the success of the inaugural Forum held in June 2019 at Glasgow Caledonian University, which featured keynotes from distinguished speakers including Mary Robinson, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Kerry Kennedy. The Forum was attended by over 150 delegates from around the world. The 2nd World Forum on Climate Justice will take place on the 21-23 September 2021, just two months before global leaders meet in the city for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Held fully online, the World Forum will have a far greater reach and be more accessible to delegates from around the world. Our key themes – COP26 and COVID-19 – recognise the need to incorporate climate justice into global climate governance and the post-pandemic recovery.
Call for Abstracts
17 May 2021
Abstract Submission Ends
12 July 2021
Notification of Review Outcome
10 August 2021
Accepted Authors to Register to Confirm Attendance
23 August 2021
Final Programme Available Online
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