Each of the proposed thematic sessions would consider cross-cutting issues such as governance and institutions, and gender considerations. They will also discuss innovations in methods and approaches towards assessing the impacts of policy reform and addressing knowledge gaps in achieving inclusive development. The thematic issues mentioned will be subsequently defined by specific sub-themes and key questions to be addressed. They will be deliberated upon in parallel sessions featuring a set of papers selected through a competitive call for papers with particular emphasis on young researchers from the Global South.
What are the key challenges and inequities in promoting people-centred approaches to climate action and achieving sustainable development?
How can climate justice principles be integrated into policies and actions to ensure an equitable and fair transition to a sustainable future?
How can marginalized and vulnerable communities be empowered and included in climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts?
How can indigenous knowledge and traditional practices contribute to climate justice and sustainable development?
How can technology and innovation be harnessed to promote climate justice and sustainable development, particularly in developing countries?
What are the potential synergies and trade-offs between climate action and other sustainable development goals, and how can they be effectively managed?
How can international cooperation and global governance mechanisms be strengthened to ensure climate justice and support sustainable development efforts?
Note: The questions given above are indicative only. Potential paper writers are welcome to contribute on additional relevant sub-themes as well.