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The 2nd Annual International Conference on Cross-border Environmental Conflict and Cooperation (CECC) would like to invite scholars to register and submit an abstract to this year’s conference, to be held between May 31st (in-person, at UC Berkeley, CA) and June 1st, 2022 at UC Davis (online). This year, the conference will focus on the topic of Bridging the Gap: Connecting the Dots in a Fragmented Environmental Field.

Environmental ideas that have been crystalizing in the last five decades are now coming to a turning point. The accumulation of scholarly work on the environment spans natural sciences, organizations, and policies. There are a variety of components, but often insufficient connections and shared language. We aim in this conference to do the work of weaving some of these components together. In particular, we believe that the social sciences and the humanities have a lot to offer for this process of weaving and therefore need to take their place and contribute to integrating environmental knowledge into societal rituals, practices, and identity.

These are some of the questions on which the conference will focus:

• How do policies connect to goals and needs in diverse local social and cultural environments?
• How can “old traditions” help weave new science-informed policies into the social fabric?
• How do we connect different organizational fields to shared environmental ideas?
• How do we weave a shared narrative of sustainability in different contexts?
• How do actors and researchers create a coherent environmental language?

Scholars, professionals, policymakers, and NGO representatives are invited to submit abstracts of up to 150 words for a 15-minute lecture (on Zoom) or an hour-long workshop (in person, at Berkeley, CA) addressing these and other related topics through the conference website.

To register for the conference, click here. This year’s conference is free of charge thanks to UC Davis and UC Berkeley’s generous support.

To submit an abstract or indicate your interest in attending the May 31st in-person day at UC Berkeley, CA, click here.