CALL FOR PAPERS IEA-UNDP-WB CONFERENCE: Understanding the Gender and Climate Nexus

The International Economic Association, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank Group are co-organizing a conference on “Understanding the Gender and Climate Change Nexus” to be held virtually on November 15, 16, and 17, 2022. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present the results of their research at the intersection of gender and climate change. This event also aims to serve as a platform for evidence-based policy dialogue on strategies that might help alleviate the impacts of climate change while being gender-sensitive.

The Conference

We encourage the submission of papers that examine:

  • Differentiated impacts of climate change on men, women, girls, and boys, including labor, health, education, time use, care, fertility, and income generation and distribution, among others.
  • Differentiated impacts of climate actions on men, women, girls, and boys.
  • The role of women in climate action.

Papers on the second and third topics may explore the areas of study below, including (but not limited to):

  • Access to and management of resources
  • Agriculture, food security, water, and land
  • Cities and urban areas
  • Manufacturing
  • Green jobs, education, and skills
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Migration and forced displacement
  • Energy transition
  • Transport
  • Technology adoption (e.g., clean cooking or digital technology)
  • Adaptive social protection
  • Economic growth
  • Disaster risk management
  • Climate financing
  • Other related topics


We invite academic papers drawn from various methods and perspectives. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Priority will be given to work focusing on low- and middle-income countries.

Submission deadline: August 8, 2022. There is a limit of one submission per author.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be communicated by October 3, 2022.

Scientific Committee

Chair: Alejandro López-Feldman, University of Gothenburg and LAERE.

Johanna Fajardo-Gonzalez, United Nations Development Programme.

Anna Fruttero, World Bank Group.

Daniel Halim, World Bank Group.

Luis Felipe López-Calva, United Nations Development Programme and IEA.

Ana Tribín, United Nations Development Programme.

Additional Information

Contact us at for questions regarding the event or the call for papers.

We look forward to your submission!

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