Calls for Papers, Nominations, and More

Find calls for papers, posters, presentations, or nominations in environment, energy, sustainability and related health areas for journals, conferences, or committees worldwide. We do not specifically endorse the below calls or events, but do encourage Johns Hopkins researchers to submit papers or nominations where appropriate and feasible.

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TRI University Challenge on Chemical Pollution: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program invites proposals from professors and students at academic institutions for ideas that increase the knowledge, use, and understanding of TRI data and other related information. This year's challenge prioritizes proposals that use chemical pollution release and pollution prevention data to promote collaboration. Selected proposals will receive national recognition and promotion. While no major funding is available for these projects, existing EPA grant programs may be leveraged by participants. Deadline: April 21.

Adapting Historic Coastal Communities to Sea Level Rise: The City of Annapolis is hosting an international conference on the increasing and varied risks posed by rising waters on historic coastal communities and their built environment on October 30 - November 1, 2017. They seek student papers/designs and posters on addressing the short- and long-term impacts of rising waters. Topics can include, but are not limited to: flooding, hazard mitigation and adaptation in the areas of environmental and social science, economics, land-use law and planning, historic preservation, national security, media and messaging, disaster response, community engagement, technology and design. Deadline: April 30.

Education for Sustainable Development: UNESCO is seeking nominations for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The Prize aims to honor and showcase outstanding ESD projects and programs worldwide. Projects must have been running for at least four years, already show evidence of a high impact, be easily replicable and scalable and contribute to one or more of the five priority areas - advancing policy, transforming learning and training environments, building capacities of educators and trainers, empowering and mobilizing youth, and accelerating sustainable solutions at local level. Deadline: May 2. 

Contribute to IPCC Special Reports on Climate Change: The U.S. Department of State seeks nominations for U.S. scientists with requisite expertise to serve as Lead Authors or Review Editors on the second and/or third Special Reports to be undertaken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) cycle: 1) Special Report on Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems (aka ‘Land’ Special Report); and 2) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (aka ‘Oceans’ Special Report). Nominations close May 15. 

►  Innovation in Energy or Transportation Behavior Change: Tools of Change is soliciting nominations for its 2017 Landmark behavior change case studies in two topic areas: (1) energy conservation; and (2) sustainable transportation. Nominations are invited for individuals or groups who are working on an effective or innovative approach for changing energy or transportation behaviors. All nominations must include measured impact results. Deadline: June 5. 

Grand Challenges in Environmental Engineering and Science for the 21st Century: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites the scientific community and the public to submit ideas about ambitious but achievable goals that harness science, technology, and innovation from environmental engineering and science to solve important national or global problems.

Future Earth Open Network: The Future Earth Open Network is a new online tool for building collaboration around research and engagement for global sustainability.This free online platform is a space for professionals from around the world to gather and do the crucial work of building transformations to a more sustainable world. It is open to anyone committed to sustainability, including researchers from all disciplines and experts in policy, civil society, business, media, the humanities, arts and law and interested citizens.

When we were young, we had trouble seeing the cattle in the grassland. Now we can see the mice.
— Chinese farmers as quoted in The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb