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Poverty and climate change 
Convenor:
Marco Pomati (Cardiff University)
Stream:
Climate & ecosystems
Format:
Panel
Sessions:
Friday 8 July, 11:50-12:30 (UTC+1)

Short Abstract:

The Multi-Dimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics and the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice invite papers on the relationship between poverty and climate change. We welcome papers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and methodological approaches.

Long Abstract

It is increasingly recognised that those living in poverty and deprivation bear the brunt of the consequences of climate change despite contributing least to it. Loss of livelihoods, involuntary relocation and lack of adequate support when crises occur are but a few of the ways in which those most vulnerable are affected. COP26 has laid bare the need for climate justice to go hand-in-hand with social justice, and for poverty reduction strategies to take account of and integrate mechanisms towards environmental sustainability.

The Multi-Dimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics and the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice invite papers on the relationship between poverty and climate change.We welcome papers from range of disciplinary backgrounds and methodological approaches, including interdisciplinary and mixed-methods studies. We invite papers that address one or more of these three key themes:

1) Impact of climate change on living standards, such as the impact of climate change on urban and rural (multidimensional) poverty.

2) Climate change, relocation and poverty. The different types of deprivations that people experience when they have to relocate because of climate change.

3) Environmental sustainability and poverty-reduction strategies. Specifically, we are looking for (i) papers that assess the environmental sustainability of (multidimensional) poverty-reduction strategies. (ii) How are multidimensional poverty-reduction strategies responding to climate change?

* Submission guidelines

Candidates should submit a short paper of between 1,200 and 1,800 words by 4th March 2022 via the DSA conference website.

The chairs and editorial board will provide extensive feedback on the shortlisted short papers before the presentation to stimulate debate across the panel and help the development of the short paper into a full paper.

Papers which address sound, theoretically informed and policy-relevant questions about poverty, social justice and climate change are particularly welcome. All empirical short papers should have a clear methodological section detailing data collection strategies as well as strengths and limitations.

This is a paper-based panel with the specific aim of selecting short papers with the potential to be developed into full journal papers. Presenters may choose to submit their final paper to the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.

* Panel methodology

Convenors will ask panelists to read other people's short papers in advance of the synchronous discussion sessions. The convenors will also share in advance what they think are the key questions emerging from the short papers, which will be prompts for the synchronous discussion. The convenors will also start the synchronous session outlining these questions. Then, each presenter will give a 2 minute-pitch summarising their key argument and spend another 2 minutes addressing one of the key questions from the convenors. After this, the discussion will be open to the audience with convenors' moderation.

Accepted papers: