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Call for papers. IUSSP – International Population Conference 2021 (IPC 2021) (Virtual and Onsite )
Conference date(s): 05 December 2021 to 10 December 2021

The International Population Conference 2021 (IPC 2021) scheduled to take place in Hyderabad, India, will go on but will now have a completely different format. Instead of being a fully “live” onsite conference, IPC 2021 will be hybrid, most likely a combination of several in-person sessions in India, while most sessions will be virtual. IPC 2021 will run on and around 5-10 December 2021.  

If you are working in population and related fields, you are warmly invited to submit an abstract of recent research for presentation in an oral or poster session. All abstracts must be submitted online via the IPC2021 website, which is scheduled to open for submissions on 01 March 2021. Individuals can submit no more than 2 abstracts. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 15 May 2021.

Submissions must include a short, 200-word abstract and an extended (2-4-page) summary describing the topic including theoretical focus, data, research methods, and expected findings. All submissions will be reviewed by 2 anonymous experts on the topic area. Theme conveners will select abstracts for inclusion in the programme based on reviews and the paper’s relevance/ appropriateness for sessions created in the theme.

Population and Environment is one of the conference’s themes.

For more information on the IPC 2021, please see the Call for Papers.

2021 Managed Retreat Conference. At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience, Relocation and Climate Justice (Virtual Conference)
Conference date(s): 22 June 2021 to 25 June 2021

Building on the success of the 2019 conference on Managed Retreat, the 2021 conference will address a range of scientific, social, policy and governance issues around managed retreat (also known as strategic realignment and planned relocation). The conference, a major initiative of Columbia University's Earth Institute, will bring together stakeholders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, together with academics, scientists, and community representatives, to help develop a common understanding of this complex issue, and move the needle toward equitable solutions. A major emphasis will be on issues of environmental justice, in recognition that the people most impacted by decisions around retreat have a key role in these conversations.

For more information, see 2021 Conference homepage:
https://adaptation.ei.columbia.edu/content/2021-conference-homepage

Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (Virtual and Onsite)
Conference date(s): 12 June 2021 to 15 June 2021

The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) is the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability – it will be a space of fierce advocacy for sustainability scholarship, innovation, collaboration and action.

This annual event unites global sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation. For the first time, the Congress will launch as a hybrid event with a diverse and innovative online program alongside onsite participation. In addition to the 100+ sessions available throughout the day and night, thanks to the global reach of SRI and partners, the SRI2021 Online Package includes exclusive events and services, starting as soon as February 2021.

SRI is a joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum. Australia, who hosts the Congress in 2021, has a unique role to play in the global community as a conduit between the Global North and the Global South, indigenous peoples and traditional sustainability practices. The local hosting consortium, led by Future Earth Australia and CSIRO, features academia and government partners from Brisbane and the State of Queensland to meet the breadth of the SRI2021 agenda.

For more information, see https://sri2021.org/