[ASC-list] Call for Papers: Community based adaptation to climate change

Liese Coulter change123 at bigpond.com
Sun Dec 21 00:24:15 UTC 2008

Apologies for cross posting but looks like a great opportunity to promote
community adaptation communications.



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From: bounce-845922-382260 at lists.iisd.ca
[mailto:bounce-845922-382260 at lists.iisd.ca] On Behalf Of Holly Ashley
Sent: Saturday, 20 December 2008 1:04 AM
To: Climate Change Info Mailing List
Subject: Call for Papers: Community based adaptation to climate change

Dear colleagues

A special issue of Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) is planned for
June 2009 in time for COP 15. It will focus on participatory activities that
help communities adapt to (and mitigate) climate change. 

For more information on PLA and to see the guidelines for contributors visit
the website at:  <file:///\\www.planotes.org> www.planotes.org 

Please see the call for papers below. Please circulate to your networks.


Holly Ashley

Co-editor, Participatory Learning and Action

Sustainable Agriculture, Biodiversity and Livelihoods Programme

Natural Resources Group

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

3 Endsleigh Street

London WC1H 0DD, UK

Tel: +44 207 872 7208     Fax: +44 207 388 2826

Skype: iied.nicolek

Email: nicole.kenton at iied.org    Website:  <file:///\\www.planotes.org>



Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) 60 on

Community-based adaptation and mitigation to climate change

June 2009

 The Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) series provides a forum for all
those engaged in participatory work - community workers, activist and
researchers - to share their experiences, conceptual reflections and
methodological innovations.

Issue no 60 of PLA will look at methods used by communities to adapt to
climate change impacts, such as changes to everyday conditions as well as
floods, rising sea levels, droughts and other extreme weather events. Many
poor communities have experience of coping with climate change, and the
methods they use deserve wider dissemination and support. In many cases,
adapting to climate change does not involve a whole new approach. Rather, it
involves building on the extensive knowledge and experience that communities
already have due to generations of coping with variable climatic conditions
and other shocks.

In some cases, activities that increase community resilience to climate
change also serve to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The special issue will
also look at activities used by communities worldwide to simultaneously
mitigate and adapt to climate change. It is increasingly acknowledged that
tackling climate change is a global challenge. Methods used to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, which are also 'pro-poor' need to be supported
precisely because it is the poorest who have contributed least to climate
change and who are suffering most from its impacts.

This issue will include some of the articles produced for the 3rd
International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change
which will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in February 2009. 

 We are looking for articles of maximum 2,500 words that contain one or more
of the following elements: 

 .         an innovative angle to the concepts of participatory approaches
or their application 

.         critical reflections on the lessons learned from the author's

.         an attempt to develop new methods, or innovative adaptations of
existing ones 

.         consideration of the processes involved in participatory

.         an assessment of the impacts of a participatory process on the
livelihoods of the target community 

.         potentials and limitations of scaling up and institutionalizing
participatory approaches 

.         potentials and limitations of participatory policy-making

Please send your abstract (200 words maximum) to:

Holly Ashley, Nicole Kenton and Angela Milligan

Co-editors, Participatory Learning and Action,

3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1 0DD, U.K.

Email: pla.notes at iied.org 

Fax: + 44 (0)20 7388 2826 

Abstracts should include title, author(s) with full contact address, and
summary of the paper. Deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday 12
January 2009. The full paper will be required no later than 15 March 2009.

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