Announcements: 17 November 2023

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Calls for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:

Call for papers on ‘political ideologies of carbon removal, net zero and climate delay’ for a conference in Lund, Sweden 10-12 June, 2024. “We hope to bring together the political ecology community working on these topics and create a space for exchange and dialogue on what critical engagement with carbon removal and net zero could (and should) look like. With this aim in mind, we are inviting abstracts for papers that address the emerging political ecologies of carbon removal in its variety of emerging forms.” Deadline for 200 word abstracts: 1 December, 2023. See more here.

Authors wishing to present at the conference (whether in person or virtually) should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, and poster abstracts should be no more than 300 words. The annual conference will be held in Portsmouth, England 26-28 March, 2024. Deadline for abstracts: 12 January, 2024.

Call for submissions: Thematic report to the UN Human Rights Council ‘Eradicating poverty in a post-growth context: preparing for the next Development Goals,’ issues by the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Deadline: 15 January, 2024. See more here.


CLIENT EARTH (chair and trustees)
ClientEarth are looking for “a Chair with the energy, drive, and commitment to help ensure the charity remains at the cutting edge of legal action to address the climate and biodiversity crises. […] Our Board requires Trustees with strong strategic leadership experience in an international setting, whether in NGO, finance, business, law, or other relevant sectors. Core skill sets in finance and audit, communications, tech or in governance and risk are highly desirable.” Deadline: 4 December, 2023 at 9am GMT. See more here.

Two funded PhDs are available at the University of Twente, Netherlands. One: in Environmental Political Theory, researching ‘Planetary Justice and Energy Transition Technologies,’ see here. Two: in Environmental Ethics, researching ‘Diverse ethical values and just sustainability futures,’ see here. Deadline for both: 8 December, 2023.

The editorial team of Gender, Place and Culture is pleased to announce the annual award valued at a maximum of US$1,500 for new and emerging scholars (usually split between two applicants). The award is targeted at emerging researchers in feminist geographies who are trying to establish research careers and create research momentum. Deadline: 31 January, 2024. See application details here.


Unite for Climate Solutions: A Women-Led Summit. This virtual event is a call to unite and work towards a climate-safe world in the lead up to COP28 and beyond, declaring it is “time to unlock the potential of women to change climate for the better.” Date: 21 November, 2023 10:00-18:00 CET. Register here.

Theme: Towards effective change in implementing obligations, responsibilities and remedies. See the concept note here. Date: 27-29 November, 2023 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. Register here.

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT & VANUATU (in person and online)
GreensEFA MEP Mounir Satouri and the Republic of Vanuatu will host a conference on climate justice at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on 28 November, 2023. Registration to be on site has passed, but online registration is open until 24 November, 2023. This event will be in English and French; see more here.

ESSEX HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK 2023 (in person and online)
Human Rights Week at Essex takes place 4-8 December, 2023, to include the Annual Human Rights Lecture presented by Kate Gilmore, former United Nations Deputy High Commissioner from 2015-2019, and a Zoom Webinar entitled ‘Bringing Economic and Social Rights Home to the UK.’ See more here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: Courts, climate litigation and the evolution of earth system law. Louis J. Kotze, Benoit Mayer, Harro van Asselt, Joana Setzer, Frank Biermann, Nicolas Celis, Sam Adelman, Bridget Lewis, Amanda Kennedy, Helen Arling, Birgit Peters, Global Policy. See here.

Book: Leading Works in International Law, edited by Donna Lyons. Published by Routledge, it is available for preorder here.

Blog: Unpacking the link between the Santiago Network and Funding Arrangements and Fund for Loss and Damage, Hyacinthe Niyitegeka, from the Loss & Damage Collaboration. See here.

Framework: The Pacific Regional Framework on Climate Mobility, which provides the backdrop to the Australia-Tuvalu arrangement. See here.

Podcast: Environmental Law, The Earth Charter, and Ecological Civilizations with Nicholas Robinson, from Earth Charter. Listen here.

Treaty Draft: Annotated Zero Draft of the Plastics Treaty, from the Center for International Environmental Law. See here.