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Geography 2050: The Future of Food

Conference date(s): 14 November 2022 - 18 November 2022

The annual Geography 2050 meeting, held in partnership with the Columbia University Climate School is a multi-year, strategic dialog about the vital trends that will reshape the geography of our planet in the coming decades.  The themes for this year’s symposium include food origins; food sovereignty and food security; agriculture and climate change; investments; and geospatial technology.

Information for registration and details about sponsorship opportunities coming soon, see https://www.geography2050.org/

 

Special issue call for papers: Population, Food and the Environment

Submission deadline: 31 July 2022

For this special issue of Population and Environment, we seek a range of empirical, theoretical and review papers from multiple social science disciplines, including but not limited to demography, sociology, economics, geography, anthropology, and public health. Topics may explore the complex interactions between environmental change, food security and a wide range of population outcomes such as health, fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization, educational attainment, and labor market performance. Papers may also offer projections of food security and related impacts under future population and climate change scenarios. We are also interested in papers that approach the topic from a different angle, including the role of population dynamics and food production systems as drivers of environmental change in the present and in the future. Theoretical or review papers providing comprehensive and critical discussions of the nexus population-environment-food are highly welcome. We consider contributions at any geographic scale and locations.

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022. Please submit questions prior to this deadline to Raya Muttarak (muttarak@iiasa.ac.at) or Anna Dimitrova (adimitrova@ucsd.edu), the Guest Editors of this Special Issue, or Elizabeth Fussell (Elizabeth_Fussell@brown.edu), Editor-in-Chief.

https://www.springer.com/journal/11111/updates/19250858

 

Call for papers "Population, Food and the Environment" in the journal Population and Environment

Submission deadline: 30 July 2022

The focus of the special issue is on “Population, Food and the Environment”, and the Guest Editors are Raya Muttarak and Anna Dimitrova

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 seeks to “[e]nd hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.” The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the global population affected by severe food insecurity increased to 750 million in 2019. This negative trend is likely to continue given the rise in poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, wildfires, and temperature extremes induced by climate change adversely impact agricultural production. These events can directly affect livelihoods and food security through a reduction in food availability or indirectly through a reduction in agricultural income, increased unemployment, higher food prices, or violent conflict. The potential impact of environmental change on food production, distribution and access can have multiple ‘knock-on’ effects in other areas of human life, including health, migration, urbanization, and overall socio-economic development. Childhood malnutrition, for instance, which is closely linked with food insecurity, has long lasting impacts on health and wellbeing, ranging from physical and mental health, to cognitive development and labor market performance. Food insecurity can also influence population dynamics: fertility (e.g., through affecting maternal and fetal health), mortality (e.g., through increasing health risks), and migration (e.g., through disruptions of livelihoods or conflict). Given nations’ unequal vulnerability and capacity to respond and adapt to climate change, the impacts mentioned above will vary across geographies and population subgroups. Population, food and the environment are therefore closely connected.

For this special issue, the editors seek a range of empirical, theoretical and review papers from multiple social science disciplines, including but not limited to demography, sociology, economics, geography, anthropology, and public health. Topics may explore the complex interactions between environmental change, food security and a wide range of population outcomes such as health, fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization, educational attainment, and labor market performance. Papers may also offer projections of food security and related impacts under future population and climate change scenarios. We are also interested in papers that approach the topic from a different angle, including the role of population dynamics and food production systems as drivers of environmental change in the present and in the future. Theoretical or review papers providing comprehensive and critical discussions of the nexus population-environment-food are highly welcome. The Editors consider contributions at any geographic scale and locations.

The deadline for submission is 30 July 2022.

Please contact Raya Muttarak (muttarak@iiasa.ac.at) or Anna Dimitrova (adimitrova@ucsd.edu) if you have any queries about the Special Issue.

 

Scenarios Forum, 20-22 June 2022, Laxenburg, Austria

Session date(s): 20 June 2022 - 22 June 2022

The forum brings together a diverse set of communities who are using or developing scenarios for use in climate change and sustainability analysis to:
•    exchange experiences, ideas, and lessons learned;
•    identify opportunities for synergies and collaboration;
•    reflect on the use of scenarios; and
•    identify knowledge gaps for future research.

By taking stock of recent progress, reflecting on the use of scenarios in environmental assessments and policy-making, and facilitating further scenario-related research, this meeting will inform the use of scenarios in the preparation for the next cycle of IPCC Assessment Reports (AR7) and help ensure a research base sufficient to inform future national and international assessments as well as policy initiatives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Scenarios Forum will be taking place as an in-person and partly online conference at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria.

For more information, see https://scenariosforum.org/

Location: Austria
 

Call for manuscripts, Latin American Population Review (Revista Latinoamericana de Población) (RELAP)

Submission deadline: 30 May 2022

RELAP seeks to disseminate demographic research in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as to provide a forum for the debate on research agendas, demographic problems and definition of population policies for the region.

RELAP is an open access journal, based on the principle of offering free access to research and contributing to a greater global exchange of knowledge, and does not charge authors for the reception, processing or publication of their work (Article Processing Charges, APC). In addition, since 2022 it became a continuous publication, thus significantly shortening publication times.

RELAP is open to receiving manuscripts (in Spanish, Portuguese or English) throughout the year, and editors would like to invite submission of contributions (research papers, as well as book reviews) for possible inclusion in the volume of RELAP 2022.  

The deadline for submitting papers to be considered in the 2022 volume is Monday, 30 May 2022.

The manuscripts should be sent to the following email: revista.relap@gmail.com

RELAP carries out a double-blind review process for all the manuscripts it receives (bibliographic reviews are exempt from this process). The updated guidelines for authors can be consulted at http://revistarelap.com/index.php/relap/envios

 

KNOMAD commissions two papers to advance an urban studies perspective on climate migration

Submission deadline: 06 May 2022

In mid-January 2022, KNOMAD held a roundtable discussion on an urban studies perspective on climate migration.  The roundtable helped identify various relevant possible avenues, topics, and questions for research.

Among the suggested options, and within the available budget, KNOMAD has decided to commission two papers that are detailed further below. At this point, KNOMAD is only asking for an expression of interest in writing one of the papers and/or recommendations for authors for the papers—not for the submission of a formal proposal.

KNOMAD TWG on Environmental Change & Migration

Paper 1: Best practices, gaps, and opportunities for data use in urban planning for climate migration

(a)    What data already exist? To what extent is data on migration (and climate migration in particular) used by local officials and urban planners for long-term city development, such as in urban services and infrastructure?

(b)   What are gaps in data? What additional data would they need for policy coherence, anticipatory action and efficacious long-term responses?

(c)    How can urban actors be incentivized to make use of existing data? What are best practices and opportunities for the future?

Paper 2: Who are climate migrants to cities?

(a)    Selectivity: How does climate migration compare with other bases for rural-to-urban migration in terms of selection of migrants, selection of destinations, likelihood of return, employment choices and prospects, and impacts on cities?

(b)    Migrants’ characteristics: What are the characteristics of climate migrants—age, gender, ethnicity, health status, wealth, skills—and how do these characteristics affect flows as well as resilience and integration at destination?

Formal requirements

Completed papers should be between 10,000-12,500 words, including an Executive Summary (not counting the Bibliography). The paper should be in English, using language that is accessible to policymakers and practitioners as well as researchers.
 
Timelines

Draft paper:  July 31, 2022

Final paper: October 1, 2022

Honorarium
An honorarium of US$10,000 will be offered to those invited to prepare each paper.

Please submit expressions of interest or recommendations for authors no later than May 6, 2022 to all of the following contact persons:
 
T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Chair of KNOMAD’s TWG on Environmental Change and Migration, at aleinikt@newschool.edu

Kanta Kumari Rigaud, Co-Chair of KNOMAD’s TWG on Environmental Change and Migration, at kkumari@worldbank.org

Sonia Plaza, Focal Point for KNOMAD’s TWG on Environmental Change and Migration, at splaza@worldbank.org

Jonas Bergmann, Consultant for KNOMAD’s TWG on Environmental Change and Migration, at jb2406@georgetown.edu

 

Call for Papers: X Congress of the Latin America Population Association (ALAP), 6-9 December 2022

Submission deadline: 02 May 2022

The Latin American Population Association (ALAP) invites its associate members, researchers, professors, students, public servants, civil and international organizations professionals, and those interested in population studies to participate at its X Congress, under the topic Sanitary, political, and socioeconomic crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean: the contribution of population studies. One of the General Thematic Areas is Population and Environment.

Deadline for submitting extended abstracts or complete papers: Monday, 2 May 2022. For more information (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), including how to submit: https://eventos.galoa.com.br/alap-2022/page/1493-convocatorias

Location: Chile
 

Call for Papers: BSPS Annual Conference 2022, 5-7 September 2022

Submission deadline: 24 April 2022

The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) is inviting submissions of proposals for presentations and posters for this in-person conference. Abstracts for papers and posters across the entire demographic and population studies spectrum are welcomed.

Lancaster University, UK led by Dr. Jasmine Fledderjohann is organizing a strand on food in(security) and food systems. The team invites submissions for this strand.

Short details about the session Food systems & food (in)security:

This strand explores food systems and food insecurity. Food insecurity is associated with a range of negative outcomes across the life course, with serious implications for health, well-being, and economic development. The highest rates of food insecurity globally are found in the Global South--a situation in which climate change will continue to exacerbate in the coming years. Moreover, Covid-19 has cast a light on the instability of food systems and has contributed to growing food insecurity globally. Proposals focused on the Global South, global food systems, and comparative perspectives would be particularly welcomed. Specific sessions could include food Insecurity, food systems, and Covid-19; modeling food insecurity: data and methods; determinants and consequences of food insecurity across the life course; food insecurity, inequalities, and social policy. For any query, please contact to: Strand organizer: Dr. Jasmine Fledderjohann (Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Work, Lancaster University, UK) – j.fledderjohann@lancaster.ac.uk; website: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sociology/people/jasmine-fledderjohann

The submission deadline for all abstract submissions: 24th April 2022

For more information about the conference and how to submit a paper, see https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/research/Research-clusters/british-s...

Location: University of Winchester, United Kingdom
 

Special issue call for papers: Vulnerable populations: The role of population dynamics in climate change resilience and adaptation

Posted: 13 April 2022

The proposed special issue of The Journal of Population and Sustainability will focus on population growth as a factor in the resilience and adaptive capacity of communities in facing the impacts of climate change. The Editors interested in publishing papers examining both natural population growth and those considering local growth due to migration, including the effects of urbanisation upon the vulnerability of urban populations to climate change. In addition, papers considering the effects on resilience and adaptation resulting from migration from the Global South to the Global North are welcomed. Moreover, they are particularly interested in papers examining how climate change relates to the vulnerability of particular demographic groups, especially children and women in high fertility countries.

Abstracts for proposed papers should be submitted to the editor of the JP&S, David Samways, by email:  editor@jpopsus.org.

 

FP/Earth Database Update - Mise à jour de la base de données FP/Earth

Posted: 13 April 2022

French follows/ Le français suit

FP/Earth, a project supported by the Population Institute, has published the latest update to its open-source database of peer-reviewed research that sheds light on the synergy between reproductive autonomy and environmental sustainability. It contains new articles from around the world on topics such as the ethics of climate change policies and reproduction (in French), the toxification of the population discourse, the conservation initiative Nature Needs Half, US public perceptions on population, the demographic drivers of urban health and risk in the global south, and much more. A useful resource for researchers and those interested in crafting multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral programs and policies that can advance both human rights and sustainability. https://fpearth.org/selected-research-1

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FP/Earth est un projet du Population Institute visant à faire avancer la discussion sur le lien entre autonomie reproductive et viabilité environnementale. Nous venons de mettre à jour notre base de données comportant des articles scientifiques sur ce sujet. Pour la première fois, nous y avons inclus des articles en français. Les nouveaux articles portent sur l’éthique climatique, sur la question des choix procréatifs, la toxification des discours liés aux dynamiques de population (en Anglais), l’initiative Nature Needs Half  (en anglais), les perceptions sur la population aux États-Unis (en anglais), les facteurs démographiques associés à la santé et au risque en milieu urbain dans les pays du Sud (en anglais), et bien d’autres encore. Cette base de données est une ressource utile pour ceux qui cherchent à élaborer des programmes et politiques intersectoriels et multidisciplinaires visant à faire avancer à la fois les droits reproductifs et la viabilité environnementale. https://fpearth.org/notre-travail#0fb27651-a553-4317-b3d5-b103ee06b013

 

American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 25 February – 1 March 2022, New York, NY, USA

Conference date(s): 25 February 2022 - 01 March 2022

Climate Mobility: Bridging Research to Policy - Session 1
Theme: Climate Justice
Chair(s): Alex de Sherbinin, CIESIN, Columbia Climate School

This session will explore the many environmental, social, political and economic factors that shape mobility, identifying underlying drivers of the various types of migration – from forced to voluntary to assisted relocation. A major but not exclusive focus will be on how this information can be used to inform policy and programs. Papers are invited that explore the sensitivity of climate mobility to climate stressors; review migration theory; examine approaches to assessing climate impacts on mobility; explore responses by national governments and development actors; review approaches to managed retreat and assisted relocation; and explore social protection mechanisms for those forced to move, among others. Examples of research or programs in low and high income settings are welcome.

For more information see
https://aag-annualmeeting.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/19/sessiongallery/3039

Climate Mobility: Bridging Research to Policy - Session 2
Theme: Climate Justice
Chair(s): Andrew Bell, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University

Papers are invited that explore the sensitivity of climate mobility to climate stressors; review migration theory; examine approaches to assessing climate impacts on mobility; explore responses by national governments and development actors; review approaches to managed retreat and assisted relocation; and explore social protection mechanisms for those forced to move, among others. Examples of research or programs in low and high income settings are welcome.

For more information see
https://aag-annualmeeting.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/19/sessiongallery/3351

Location: United States of America
 

Invisibilities in Population-Environment Research, International Geographical Union (IGU) 2022, 18-22 July 2022, Paris, France

Submission deadline: 11 January 2022

A panel on “Invisibilities In Population-Environment Research: Exploring The Role, The Processes And The Implications For Marginalised People And Places” at the 2022 IGU Centennial Congress organised in Paris between July 18 and July 22 2022 will be hosted by Drs. Marion Borderon and Raya Muttarak.  

The panel seeks to gather conceptual or empirical research papers which review invisibilities linked to marginalization of people and places in population and geographical studies or use invisibility to explore the possible biases in the current understanding of the population-environment nexus. Papers may focus on specific populations (homeless, the elderly, irregular migrants, LGBTQ+, sex workers, indigenous groups, among others) or sub-fields of research (i.e., environmental migration, climate-health, food security...). By focusing explicitly on the issue of invisibility in population-environment research, the panel expects to raise awareness and set a priority to include marginalized subpopulations in research practices.

For questions, contact the panel organizers:
Chair: Marion Borderon, University of Vienna, Austria (marion.borderon@univie.ac.at
Co-chair: Raya Muttarak, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria (muttarak@iiasa.ac.at)

The deadline for the abstract proposals is 11 January 2022, without extension.

For more information on Abstract submission, see https://www.ugiparis2022.org/en/abstracts-submission/29

Location: France