CALL FOR PAPERS: FIRST ISSUE of “Culture, Climate and Change: Biocultural Systems and Livelihoods”


This new, open-access transdisciplinary journal Culture, Climate and Change: Biocultural Systems and Livelihoods aims to critically engage with and disseminate biocultural approaches to understanding and responding to climate change and global change processes.

The journal puts into practice the ‘epistemic bridging’ that lies at the heart of indigenous peoples’ biocultural understanding of territory, community, climate and ecosystems through sharing across practice based learning, research findings and conceptual papers.

A feature of this first issue will be a section on REDD and REDD+. We are particularly interested in articles that explore the relationship between the rights of forest dwelling indigenous peoples and climate change mitigation mechanisms for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).

Types of Papers:

Research Articles (5 – 8,000 words)

Essays

Book and report reviews

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Please visit the CCC:BSL site at http://journals.sfu.ca/ccc/index.php/ccc/index for all the information on how to format your manuscript, as well as on-line submissions. Please note that you must register (go to http://journals.sfu.ca/ccc.index.php/ccc/user/register) as an author to be able to submit your manuscript.

For more information:

http://journals.sfu.ca/ccc/index.php/ccc/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Completed manuscripts submitted by December 23rd will be considered for the journal launch in January 2012.. Manuscripts submitted after this date will also be considered for the first issue, which will continue to publish papers through till March 2012.

Short contributions: Maximum length 2,000 words

Research articles: Maximum length 8,000 words

JOURNAL EDITORS

Dr Marina Apgar, Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA) initiative, Asociacion ANDES, Cusco, Peru

Dr Will Allen, Learning for Sustainability – http://learningforsustainability.net/

Dr Martin Pedersen, Co-founder | t r 3 3 |

Dr Nina Moeller, Freelance Consultant, UK

Further info:

A new journal of biocultural systems & livelihoods:

Climate change is perhaps the biggest challenge that communities and ecosystems across the world face today. Indigenous peoples and local communities living in biodiverse and fragile ecosystems of the planet are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to their direct reliance on local, natural systems for their livelihoods, well-being and cultural expressions. Paradoxically, they also potentially hold vital knowledge, gained through co-evolutionary relationships with the natural systems that have enabled their survival and resilience. Understanding climate change, its impacts on local and global systems, and potential solutions requires touching upon concerns of how to link the social to the environmental within a framework of equity and justice. It requires dialogue across scales from the local to the global. Holistic approaches, such as indigenous and biocultural approaches offer potential avenues for understanding the challenge and building appropriate solutions.

This new, open-access transdisciplinary journal Culture, Climate and Change: Biocultural Systems and Livelihoods aims to critically engage with and disseminate biocultural approaches to understanding and responding to climate change and global change processes.

The journal puts into practice the ‘epistemic bridging’ that lies at the heart of indigenous peoples’ biocultural understanding of territory, community, climate and ecosystems through sharing across practice based learning, research findings and conceptual papers.

In light of a commitment to building epistemological bridges between different knowledge systems, the journal will use an open peer review process which aims to promote an environment of cooperation, knowledge exchange and networking between authors and reviewers of the journal community.

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