Call for Submissions: Special Issue on Climate Change

United Nations University Peace and Progress (UPP) is now accepting paper submissions for a Special Issue on Climate Change. The Journal, UPP, is a student-run peer-reviewed academic graduate student journal. It was founded in 2013 as a way to bring student insights out into the world of academic research. More information on the journal can be found on our website:

Track 1: Original Research from 5000 to 7000 words

Track 2: Commentaries, reviews, monographs, notes from the field or UN resolution analysis from 1000 to 2000 words

Eligibility: Any graduate student or UNU course alumnus (IC courses, UN-CECAR trainings, UNU electives, etc.)

Deadline: 14 October 2015

Submission Guidelines: Please visit for details.


Sample Topics:

Advances in Climate Change Projections
Economics of Climate Change
Climate Governance
Climate Change and Human Security
Climate Change and Renewable Energy
Climate Change Impacts (Water Resources, Food Security, Biodiversity, Health, etc.)
Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction



1. UPP is licensed by the United Nations University under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. You may learn more at

2. Submissions cannot have been published elsewhere, but there are no restrictions on whether submissions have been considered as coursework. UPP reserves the right to reject articles on the basis of lack of originality and/or readability as is defined within the Editorial Board.

Submission Deadline Extension

Please note that the submission deadline for the first issue has been extended by one month to 1st June 2013.

Submissions: We are looking for Track 1 articles containing original research papers from 5000-7000 words by graduate students worldwide, as well as Track 2 articles including shorter pieces like commentaries and reviews. All submissions must be classified under one of the five UNU Thematic Clusters – Peace, Security and Human Rights; Development Governance; Population and Health; Global Change and Sustainable Development and Science, and Technology and Society. Please look at our submissions page for more details and guidelines on the subject and format of papers.

Eligibility: Submissions are open to all currently enrolled graduate students in universities across the globe. Alumni of UNU post-graduate and non-degree courses are also welcome to submit. While preference is given to UNU students and alumni, every paper will be read and returned with editorial comments and a decision on acceptance.

We look forward to reading your work!