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Call for Papers

We invite PhD students and early career-researchers based in Britain and in the member countries of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (China, India, US, Australia, etc.) to submit papers for a symposium on ‘Green Growth,’ organized by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) Tokyo, on 25th and 26th July 2014. Funds are available to cover travel and accommodation expenses for accepted participants, from the Daiwa Foundation (for British-based participants) and from the APN-GCR.

Key Dates

Deadline for application, British-based participants: 14 June 2014

Deadline for application, APN-region participants: 31May 2014

Notification of acceptance, British-based participants: 16 June 2014

Notification of acceptance, APN-region participants: 10 June 2014

Draft papers due: 10 July 2014
The symposium will include plenary sessions as well as presentations by PhD students and early-career participants. Plenary speakers will include:

1.      Juan Martinez-Alier, Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

2.      Ulrich Hoffmann, Senior Trade Policy Adviser to the Director of the International Trade Division UNCTAD

3.      Birgit Mahnkopf, Professor of Political Economy, Berlin School of Economics and Law

4.      Steffen Boehm, Professor and Director, Essex Sustainability Institute, University of Essex

5.      John Crowley, Team Leader for Global Environmental Change, Division of Ethics, Science and Society, UNESCO-Paris (tbc)

6.      John Byrne, Director and Distinguished Professor of Energy & Climate Policy, Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware (tbc)

7.      Ricardo Abramovay, Professor, University of São Paulo

8.      Anne Posthuma, Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Labour Studies, ILO, Geneva

9.      Larry Lohmann, The Corner House (tbc)

10.    James Meadway, Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation


Application and Selection Criteria

Please include the following as part of your application:

a) Abstract of the paper to be presented (250 words);

b) Summary of research interests and/or engagement with relevant policy processes, policy advocacy and social movements (500 words)

c) Curriculum vitae (4-pages max.)


For British-based applicants, please email your applications by 14 June to:

For APN-area applicants, please email your applications by 31 May to:

Alongside the quality of the abstract, selection criteria include:

·         Fit between the applicant’s research and/or policy engagement, broadly defined, and this project

·         Potential to benefit from and contribute to the symposium and follow-up activities


We look forward to receiving your applications,

Gareth Dale, Brunel University, London

Manu V. Mathai, UNU-IAS

Jose Puppim de Oliveira, UNU-IAS


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