Climate Change Conference 2009

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Welcome to the website of the International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. In 2009, the Conference will be held at the Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune, India from 9 to 11 January.

The Climate Change Conference is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in climate change. It will address a range of critically important themes relating to the vexing question of climate change. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the fields of climatology and environmental science, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, or jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

We encourage all presenters to submit written papers to The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, a fully refereed academic journal. Virtual participants may also submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered Conference participants will receive a complimentary online subscription to the Journal. This subscription is valid until one year after the Conference end date.

All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely Conference.

If you would like to know more about this Conference, bookmark the Climate Change Conference site and return for further information - the site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the Conference and Journal Newsletter.

For all inquiries, please contact the Conference secretariat.


The International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Beginning in 2009, this annual conference will examine evidence of climate change, its natural and human causes, its ecosystemic impacts and its human impacts. The Conference will also concern itself with technological, social, ethical and political responses to climate change.

The Climate Change Conference is a participants’ Conference, including numerous parallel sessions. The Conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers, or 60 minute workshops or 90 minute colloquium sessions. These can be academic papers with a theory or research focus, or presentations of practice describing educational initiatives.

The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Conference participants can submit papers to the Climate Change Journal, before the Conference and up until one month after the Conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees’ reports.

For those unable to attend the Conference in person, a virtual registration will provide participants access to the electronic version of the Journal, as well as the option to submit papers for refereeing and possible publication. For more information about the Journal please visit the Publish Your Paper page.


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