Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.
CESNOVA Call for papers
MIGRANTS IN A WORLD OF ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATIONS
6-7 NOVEMBER 2013
CESNOVA – Centre of Sociological Studies of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Usually the environmental crisis, which can become the main crisis of next decades, is not discussed in migration studies and it is often considered as being a fuzzy political biased matter. But there is more than just political and conceptual fuzziness. The impacts of global warming in earth systems will assuredly have some implications in livelihood, according to adaptive capacity of nations. As in the past, environmental transformations brought by natural or anthropogenic climate change processes will condition migratory dynamics. In this seminar we want to discuss and clarify the interrelations between different ‘traditional’ causal drives for migration (e.g. economic, political, and demographic) and the role environment plays affecting those drives. Can modifications brought by global climate change system contribute to establish environment as a significant causal drive for the emergence of new migratory flows, namely environmental migrants? What are the theoretical and methodological implications? How do particular climate conditions affect livelihoods, and how does the process of transformation from climate forcing factors lead to economic reasons to migrate? How can a historical approach be useful for future projections? In a context of danger for low land islands due to rise of see level, how can this research be useful to understand future dynamics of migrations, namely concerning environmental refugees?
In this call for papers, we intend to gather around a multidisciplinary group (e.g. sociology, geography, climatology, history) to discuss new emerging theoretical and empirical achievements in the relevant disciplines trying to, in one hand, clarify the relations between different kinds of environmental and climate change forcing factors and, in the other hand, to study the way those different forcing factors can affected and lead to new kinds of causal relations.
Francisco Lima Costa (chair)
CESNOVA – Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Lígia Amorim – Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute, I. P. (IPMA, IP)
Fátima Espírito Santo – Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute, I. P. (IPMA, IP)
Maria José Roxo – EGEO – Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Location and Organization:
The seminar will be hosted at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa – http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/. There is no registration fee, but registration is required.
Travel and Accommodation Bursaries:
Thanks to the support of the IMISCOE (international Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion – see http://www.imiscoe.org/), we are able to offer bursaries for eligible attendees with their travel and accommodation costs (those must be booked and paid by CESNOVA). The limit is 250 €, but exceptions can be considered if the budget allows. There will be, at least, 5 bursaries.
The closing date for bursary applications is the 15th of October.
Those wishing to apply for bursaries should include an additional paragraph in their abstract submission, outlining their eligibility for a bursary to the seminar organizers.
Papers and bursary applications can be sent to:
Francisco Lima Costa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is issuing a Third Call for Abstracts as part of the development of the 2015 Global Assessment Report (GAR15). The GAR15 will be published prior to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015, in which governments will adopt a successor framework to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).
The Third Call for Abstracts of the HFA Thematic Review is covering the Research Area 8, part of Research Area 13 and Research Area 16.
Abstracts should be submitted by 30 October 2013. All details, background documents and concept papers are available at http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/networks/private/hfa-thematic-review/
The deadline for submission under the second Call for Abstracts (covering Research Areas 2 and 5) is the 17 October 2013.
The deadline for submission under the first Call for Abstracts (covering Research Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 and part of Research Area 13) was the 27 September 2013.
All input papers will be made available online as an annex to GAR15. In addition, UNISDR will coordinate the submission of all final papers to an academic journal for consideration in a special issue focusing on the state of disaster risk management. The use of Input Papers in the development of GAR 15 Background Papers will be at the discretion of the Coordinating Lead Authors (CLA).
Should you require more information contact UNISDR: Rhea Katsanakis (email@example.com).