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Call for Papers

2022 Special Focus - Responding to Climate Change as Emergency: Governing the Climate Emergency

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Fourteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, 7–8 April 2022.

The Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network is brought together by a common concern for the science of, and social responses to, climate change. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. 

We invite proposals addressing one of the following themes.

A Blended Conference

For over 30 years, Common Ground has been invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers of access in scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve built media platforms to support spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue, before such approaches were in vogue; connected international voices, when disciplines were too often isolated in national silos; and supported an agenda of access and equality, by offering pathways and opportunities for diverse voices. We now propose another kind of intervention -- to build a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.

Our blended model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person conference content online, while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded equal participatory and experiential spaces within the platform. At the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource to which they can return in the Event application, with access to a social space in our Community application where fellow participants can keep connected long after the conference ends. With this step-by-step guide, you can get an insight into the new phases pre/during/post-conference of the blended conference experience.

Latest Program

In our blended conference model, we will offer both place-based and online options for viewing and engaging with all content. 

2022 Plenary Speakers

Christine Bergeron
President, Chief Executive, Vancity, Canada

Thomas Clarke
Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Stephanie Bertels
Founder and Executive Director, Embedding Project, Canada


The conference program groups together presentations along similar themes to facilitate knowledge sharing and community building. The first schedule of sessions will be available when we're able to present a complete picture of the conference. In the meantime, you may view a list of all accepted proposals (both confirmed to attend and still pending registration) on our List of Accepted Proposals.

Special Events

Conference Welcome Reception

Common Ground Research Networks and the International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses will be hosting a welcome reception at UBS Robson Square. This will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, Thursday, 7 April 2022. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for a welcome reception while enjoying drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

Important Dates

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.  

Proposal & Registration Dates
Proposal Deadlines
Regular 7 January 2022
Registration Deadlines
Regular 7 March 2022
Late 7 April 2022

Submit a proposal by 7 January 2022*


Dr. Victoria Hurth
Research Network Chair
Senior Associate, Institute for Sustainability Leadership
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr. Phillip Kalantzis-Cope
Chief Social Scientist
Common Ground Research Networks, United States

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