Green Recovery: Open Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions is now closed
Green Recovery

We invite contributions on Green Recovery – how to rebuild greener and better post the COVID-19 pandemic, bearing in mind that a Green Recovery is only green if also socially equitable. 

We are looking for contributions offering global perspectives on a responsible green recovery or exploring how to create the conditions and incentives for a green recovery. Proposals should fit one of the following four broad areas: 

1. Socially equitable green recovery 

  • Skills development, and facilitate transition in a just and equitable way 
  • Socially inclusive decarbonisation, overcoming barriers and resistance from those most affected by decarbonisation 
  • Deliberative democracy, and open involvement of people in green recovery plans 
  • Wellbeing economy: rebuilding the economy with a reduced growth dependency, focussing on social outcome rather than GDP growth mediator 
  • Will decarbonisation affect the competitiveness of businesses?

2. Green recovery and businesses

  • Global responsibility and addressing issues of carbon accounting in a green recovery 
  • Will decarbonisation affect the competitiveness of businesses?
  • Supply chains, and their role in the green recovery 
  • How costly will clean technologies and networks be?
  • How can policy induce innovation?

3. Natural capital and biodiversity 

  • How do we measure natural capital so that we can safeguard it?
  • How green recovery should reduce biodiversity loss drivers?

4. Green investments for long-term green recovery 

Investing in resilient and sustainable infrastructure, in nature-based solutions and zero-carbon technologies, and in building a resilient, climate-neutral and circular economy. 

  • Short-term economic stabilisation through investments that pay in on the different long-term goals 
  • How does decarbonisation fit with post-pandemic fiscal and monetary frameworks?
  • How can policy instruments and institutions help scale up private finance and promote clean investment?
  • Will public investment crowd out private investment?
  • Can we afford the investment at a time of growing (and historic) public indebtedness?

We are particularly interested in contributions that: 

(1) build on real-life scenarios

(2) will impact future policy

(3) are relevant to COP26 objectives. 

We welcome submissions from researchers, students, industry, civil society, and policymakers. We particularly encourage contributions from research students and early career researchers working with non-academic partners on socially equitable Green Recovery solutions.   

Submissions have now closed

COP26 Climate Exp0 is a fully virtual conference and will accept 2 submission types:

Individual presentations

(abstract max 200 words)

Both live and pre-recorded presentations will be included in the conference and you will have 10-15 minutes to present your research. The conference organisers may choose to include your paper in a panel session if appropriate.

Poster presentations

(abstract max 200 words)

Successful poster presenters will be asked to produce both the poster graphic summarising their research as well as a 2-minute, pre-recorded video explaining their poster which will be hosted alongside the poster graphic.  

You can only submit one abstract per content type and theme (so you may submit one abstract for a presentation and one abstract for a poster, but not 2 abstracts for 2 different poster proposals). Duplicate submissions will not be reviewed. 

Submissions have now closed


  • Wednesday 10 March: Submissions close
  • Monday 22 March: Decisions communicated for all submissions and provisional programme published
  • Friday 16 April: Deadline for pre-recorded submissions
  • Thursday 22 April: Final programme published
  • Monday 17 May: COP26 Climate Exp0 begins

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