Clear-eyed equity: Setting a climate equity and justice research agenda


Bonn, 15.05.2017

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Issues of equity and justice are central to the analysis and design of climate policies and the practice of climate politics at all levels. A broadening range of scholars and practitioners have engaged with these issues, but a strong epistemic community has yet to emerge. You are hereby cordially invited to participate in a one-day workshop and in a broader process of articulating research agendas focused on climate and equity to build that community.

The workshop is jointly facilitated by Arizona State University (ASU), the Climate & Development Lab (CDL) at Brown University, and the Klimalog project of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

How to participate?


This one-day workshop will convene at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), i.e. in easy walking from the UNFCCC's Bonn Climate Change Conference (8-18 May 2017).

First, we are calling for one-page briefs that propose a research agenda or research question focused on climate equity or justice at any level. We will use these briefs to further shape the workshop content and structure. 

Second, we invite you to register to the one-day workshop back-to-back with the Bonn Climate Change Conference. Registration is free, please RSVP to by 24 March 2017.

Confirmed keynotes speakers include Sonja Klinsky (Arizona State University), Timmons Roberts (Brown University) and Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam).

For further information and a preliminary workshop agenda, please refer to the full
Call for Participation

Guidance for research briefs

The one-page research briefs are meant to be thought-pieces for spurring research interest and debate, and identifying potential collaborations. Please do not submit more than one brief per person. We strongly encourage contributions from junior researchers and colleagues in the global South.

In your submission please outline the following information:

  • Your name and title
  • Your institutional affiliation
  • Your email address
  • Proposal for a research agenda relevant to climate equity and justice of up to 500 words
  • Please send in your submissions with the following file name convention: lastname_firstname.docx (or .pdf)
  • Please submit to by 24 March 2017.



Tulpenfeld 6
53113 Bonn


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Sonja Klinsky, Timmons Roberts, Steffen Bauer or Clara Brandi.

Call for Participation

Download further information and preliminary agenda