Call for Proposals: Joint Actions on Climate Change, Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre, Denmark
Date: 8-10 June 2009
Location: Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre, Denmark
Proposal Deadline: EXTENDED Feb 25, 2009
Setting the agenda
Climate change has been pointed out as the biggest challenge of our time. International consensus regarding the problem, its causes and impacts has been reached, but a broad range of solutions has still to be developed and discussed. This conference deals especially with solutions and actions to combat climate change.
The conference is a joint endeavour bringing together three conferences in the field: European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production, The Greening of Industry Network; and Euro Sustainability. After 15 years of separate growth, it is now time to join forces to bring action and consensus on solutions.
The conference welcomes all stakeholders involved in developing solutions to climate change, including Governments, industry, retailers, researchers as well as NGOs. Bringing together different stakeholders and research disciplines will help fostering a fruitful dialogue and bridging gaps in views and positions.
Call for papers, presentations & posters
The conference programme committee invites representatives of academia, business, government, NGOs and civil society organizations to submit extended abstracts for papers and/or proposals for poster presentations, innovative demonstrations and workshops/round-tables that reflect the themes above. All proposals have to be submitted online at http://www.jaocc.net/proposals before 18 December 2008. Please follow the instructions given at the web-site.
Extended abstracts should be 800-1000 words. Proposals for demonstrations, posters, and round-tables and workshops should be 150-300 words. Abstracts and proposals will be subject to independent review and a final decision will be made by the conference programme committee. The committee is co-chaired by Arne Remmen, professor at Aalborg University, and Henrik Riisgaard, Co-ordinator of the Sustainable Business Forum North Denmark. An overview of the full committee can be found at the conference website.
Accepted papers will be added to the GIN Conference proceedings archives that hold all conference material of previous GIN conferences (from 1998 on).
An Action Catalogue containing rich pictures and providing real solutions is one of the important outcomes from the conference. Also, a special supplement to the Journal of Cleaner Production as well as an edited book with the working title "Design, Innovation & Responsibility: Joint Actions on Climate Change" will be prepared based on the conference contributions.
PhD colloquia are planned 11-12 June 2009. The topics for the colloquia are: Sustainable Energy Cities, Sustainable Innovation, Life Cycle Management, Sustainable Mobility, Governance & Participation, and Sustainable Construction & Housing.
Please visit www.jaocc.net/PhD for more information about the colloquia, how they relate to the main conference and how to participate.