8th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

Venue: Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 10, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2009
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8th Global Conference Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship Friday 10th July - Sunday 12th July 2009 Mansfield College, Oxford Call for Papers Environmental Ethics, Sustainability and Education This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of ecology and environmental thinking in the context of contemporary society and international affairs, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship. Environmental justice is conceived broadly as reflecting not only justice in the context of human communities but also towards other species, ecosystems, habitats, landscapes, succeeding generations and the environment as a whole. The 8th Global Conference on Ecological Justice and Global Citizenship will explicitly explore environmental ethics and sustainability. We are looking for papers which investigate and question the relationships of power and equity in the environmental context. Among these relationships, our environmental ethic has a central role, not only in terms of explaining current attitudes towards the environment, nature and natural resource use, but also the potential role it may play in shaping the future and enabling us to live more sustainably. In particular papers are sought which explore the role of education in shaping a modern environmental ethic, and the inherent challenges which accompany that role. Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on any of the following indicative themes: * Environmental ethics o New and emerging thinkers and trends of thought on environmental ethics o The role and place of environmental protest in shaping our ethic o Indigenous environmental ethics: relations between humans and nature o Property rights and private interests vs. pooling of human and ecological resources o The need for greater multi- and trans-disciplinary collaboration * Sustainability o Engaging citizens in the processes of achieving increased sustainability o The role of civil society: communities taking responsibility for the local environment o Corporate Social Responsibility: transparency and accountability o Achieving responsible consumption and production o The role of NGOs in environmental and sustainability awareness raising * Environmental education o Teaching citizenship, identity and ethics o Designing the ecological curriculum o Integrating the concept of sustainability and environmental awareness and education in the primary, secondary and higher education sectors o The integration of distinct disciplines: The role of behavioural science in environmental education 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 6th February 2009. If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper should be submitted by Friday 5th June 2009. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to all Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: author(s), affiliation, email address, title of abstract, body of abstract We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resen