Please read the bellow instruction for this essay
TOPIC: GRASSROOTS MITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Please choose a case study
Presentation and Essay
1. Demonstrated understanding of a climate resilience strategy, and its strengths and weaknesses as climate change solution
2. Ability to assess the ethical and justice dimensions of the strategy
3. Effectiveness of communication skills (structure, narrative, argument, referencing)
The purpose of a conference is to bring researchers together that work in a similar field of research. Researchers usually attend and present at conferences to discuss their research and to receive feedback on it from their peers. As such, the broad aim is to advance knowledge by learning from each other, to find new collaborators or to meet with existing collaborators (who might not work in the same institution/place/country). Conferences are also a great place for networking, to find new jobs or to find somebody to do the job, or to promote your work and/or the institution you work for.
The proposed theme of our conference is ‘Pathways towards ethical and just climate-resilient futures’. As mentioned in class last week, we will simulate a real conference. For an example website of a conference see: http://ecca2017.eu/conference/
When a group of scholars/experts organize a conference (regardless of the discipline) it is common to propose a conference theme. This theme has several purposes. First of all, the theme usually highlights a contemporary topic within a certain field of research, in this case Climate Change research. It aims to attract the attention of researchers whose work relates to the theme, and who are keen to meet and discuss their work with others.
The organizing committee asks people to submit abstracts of the presentation(s) they intend to give during the conference a few months ahead of time (in our case a few weeks). These presentations should ideally speak to the conference’s theme and are usually based on the research that people are engaged in. Oftentimes, conference attendants submit abstracts of papers/articles they are in the process of writing or have written in the past. They are usually keen to receive feedback on their work or have a discussion on how to move forward. They oftentimes use that feedback to improve or strengthen their work.
The organizing committee of a conference gathers all the abstracts and sorts them based on their topics, approaches, and/or themes. Those abstracts that have most in common will be placed together in a “session”. Sessions usually focus on similar topics so that the presenting researchers find themselves with other researchers and an audience with whom they can have focused discussions based on their shared knowledge. Sessions usually include 2 up to 5 or more presentations and sit within a specific time slot. Anybody who has registered for the conference can attend a session, also those who do not present in the session.
In this topic you can choose a specific case study, a place/region/country in the world. I have given an example below of how you could further develop this into an essay. Remember, these are just suggestions – I encourage you to think about other topics and aspects that interest you. The key point to remember is that the essay should be solution-oriented (i.e. helpful in preparing society to respond to climate change).
Here are some suggestions for an essay structure and how to allocate the amount of words (2000) to certain sections. Remember, these are approximate numbers, you are not expected to stay strictly within the section limits. You may choose to put more or less words in sections.
Topic: GRASSROOTS MITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
1. Introduction (200 words)
2. Discussion of the current and/or future impacts of Climate Change in [place] (400 words)
3. Evaluation of current or proposed adaptation strategy
A. Discussion of the adaptation strategy: the nature and focus of the strategy, at whom it is targeted, potential impacts and consequences etc. (500 words)
B. What are the ethical dimensions of these strategy (500 words)
4. Conclusion (200 words)
5. Bibliography (200 words)*
*The bibliography may turn out to be a bit longer. However, pay careful attention not to exceed the word limit, especially not in the main body of text as it may result in a penalty. The main body of text must remain within the 2000-word-limit.
NOTE: THIS ESSAY SHOULD BE A FULL BODY OF THE ATTACHED ABSTRACT
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Originally posted 2017-10-26 21:46:04.