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Call for Contributors: Universities and Climate Change

Posted in Research by fedwards on November 21st, 2008

Climate change is a matter of global concern and specific sectors of society such as universities need to engage and be active in the search for regional and local solutions for what is a global problem. Despite the fact that many universities all around the world are undertaking remarkable efforts in tackling the challenges posed by climate change, few of such works are widely documented and disseminated. The book Universities and Climate Change will address this gap. It will be the world’s leading publication in the field and follow-up on “Climate 2008“.

The book will pursue three aims. Firstly, it will present a review of the approaches and methods to inform, communicate and educate university students and the public on climate change being used by universities around the world. Secondly, it will introduce initiatives, projects and communication strategies undertaken by universities with a view to informing different stakeholders and raising awareness on matters related to climate change. Finally, the book will document, promote and disseminate some of the on-going initiatives today all around the world, with an emphasis on replicable and inspiring projects being undertaken at and by
universities, aimed at encouraging a better understanding and a stronger personal involvement in climate change issues and inspiring more works in this field.

Schedule
1. Call for papers: 1st October 2008
2. Deadline for submissions of 200 words abstracts: 30th January 2009
3. Selection and commissioning of papers: 1st March 2009
4. Deadline for submissions of papers: 30th June 2009 (no extensions possible!)
5. Publication of book: 29th October 2009 with a launching at the 3rd European Fair on Education for Sustainable Development whose theme is “Renewable Energy and Climate Change: a challenge for European Schools and Universities”

Editorial office and further information
Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences”, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
Home page: http://www.haw-hamburg.de/9769.html
E-mail: ftz-als@ls.haw- hamburg.de

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