UNITAR and Yale University Call for Papers

30 March 2010: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Yale University have announced a call for papers for the second Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, which will take place at Yale University, New Haven, US, from 17-19 September 2010. The Conference will focus on the theme “Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy.”

The aim of the Conference is to examine the role of institutional structures and decision-making procedures in fostering (or impeding) low carbon and climate resilient development. Papers and discussions are expected to cover various levels of governance, as well as specialized governance topics, such as governance of climate change science, financing and forestry.

Expected outcomes of the Conference include a research agenda and enhanced knowledge sharing to better understand the openness, transparency, accountability and effectiveness of institutions engaged in action to address climate change. The deadline for submitting abstracts for proposed papers is 15 May 2010. The deadline for expressing an interest in attending as participant is 15 June 2010. [Call for Papers] [Conference Website]