Call for abstract paper submissions

Actionable Climate Change Solutions

Schedule of Papers



Climate change impacts are broad and concern a significant range of topics, researchers, solution finders and change-makers. We welcome papers that are Indigenous-led on concerns and activities that mitigate the impact of climate change on Indigenous peoples, our interests, communities, ecosystems, lands, culture, wellbeing, and futures. We are looking to accept papers that bring actionable solutions to address the following themes. 

Papers on topics not referred to below but are important to the overall goals of the Summit will still be considered for inclusion.


Record your presentation in any language

The official language of the Summit is English. While all abstracts must be submitted in English, recorded presentations maybe made in any language so long as English subtitles provided. Written paper papers may also be in any language provided an English version of the written paper is also provided.

Paper sessions will be conducted in English except for when a paper session relates to a culture or language specific group or region, the language for the conduct of that session will be advertise as other than English. No live translations are available.





Traditional Knowledges and Climate Change

Papers that highlight and evidence the invaluable wisdom, knowledge and adaptability of Indigenous communities in understanding and mitigating environmental changes and climate change impacts, and that showcase successful initiatives and projects led by Indigenous communities. 

Paper topics: Indigenous conceptualisations; governance; stewardship; sustainable livelihoods and economies; renewable energies; climate-smart heating, housing and industry systems; protection of and sustenance from sky, land and waters; cultural invigoration, continuity and future proofing; community and ecosystem wellbeing; green technologies; disaster response strategies… 


Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice

Climate change disturbs ecosystems and wellbeing. It affects the life giving capability of sky, land and waters. Yet, the burden of climate change is being disproportionately felt by Indigenous peoples. We invite papers that provide solutions to the just division, fair sharing, and equitable distribution of the burdens of climate change. 

Paper topics: Indigenous Rights; resource management; women and youth in leadership; just climate policy; legacy environments; food sovereignty; activism; future focussed rights and responsibilities; cultural and community resilience; treaties, laws and policies; racism and equity; climate finance, just social, political, trade and wellbeing systems; systemic change; protection of sky, land and waters; displacement and planned retreat/relocation; cultural invigoration, continuity and future proofing…


Indigenous-Led Climate Action

Papers that showcase successful initiatives and projects led by Indigenous peoples and communities to mitigate the impacts of climate change and that profile strategies to support and amplify Indigenous voices and leadership in climate action. 

Paper topics: Indigenous leadership in climate action; Indigenous representation; Indigenous inclusion and community empowerment; Women and Youth leadership; connecting and networking, education and knowledge sharing; access to climate change finance; work of Indigenous influences, risk takers and change-makers; climate action planning; celebrating milestones and achievements; challenging bias and exclusion; Indigenous Rights advocacy; pathways to decision-making tables; political lobbying; changing hearts and minds; shifting paradigms; measuring progress; finding leverage.


Collaborative Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing

Collaborative partnerships and knowledge sharing play a crucial role in addressing the complex and interconnected challenges of climate change. We invite best practice papers that showcase respectful and successful partnerships and collaborations, that are propulsive, innovative, future focussed, sustainable and empowering of Indigenous futures and visions. 

Paper topics:  International, regional and local partnerships; resource, knowledge and technology sharing; action plans, goals and progress; mobilising expertise; collaborating with business, industry, local and national governments, universities, NGOs; climate finance; tribal collaborations; tools and systems for partnering/collaborating. 


We encourage submissions from diverse disciplines, including natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, economics, policy studies, and interdisciplinary research. We welcome original research papers, case studies, and policy analyses that present novel insights, methodological advancements, and practical applications related to climate change. 


In preparing your abstract submission, please read the guidelines carefully and adhere to the information requests and required formatting.

Submission portal

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Important dates
27 June 2023Call for abstract submissions
15 July 2023Abstract submission portal opens
2 AugustRegistrations Open
31 Aug 2023EXTENDED Abstract submissions deadline
Oct 2023Presenters notified
29 Oct 2023Papers due
30 Oct 2023Early-bird registration closes
13 – 17 Nov 2023IICCRS 2023