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Environment and Climate Change


Abstracts due by May 30, 2023

Date of Session:  July 16 - July 20, 2023

Location:  Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786.

Paper Submission: You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the International Round Table Symposium.

Tours: We will provide a two hour walking tour of Oxford and a trip to Blenheim Palace


Topics of Interest will include but are not limited to:


Environment and Sustainability

  • Sustainable Development

  • Environmental management and sustainability

  • Impact of urban development on the environment

  • Environmental toxicology

  • Development of environmental criteria

  • Environmental management and policy

  • Environmental remediation and restoration

  • Clean energy and sustainability

  • Green energy technologies

  • Environmental monitoring programs

  • Industrialization and the environment

  • Politics of sustainability

  • Ethics of sustainability

  • Environmental Law

  • The Financial Crisis and The Environment

  • Religion and the Ecology

  • Evolution and the Goals of Environmental Policy


Global Warming and Climate Change

  • Global Warming and the Greening of Religion

  • Setting the Balance for Global Climate Change

  • The Church and Global Warming

  • Power Utilization

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • The Effects of a Warmer World upon Contaminated

  • Communities

  • Climate Change Issues and Affirmative Actions

  • The Role for Mediation in Climate Change Agreements

  • Thermal and Daylight Optimization


Climate Change Impacts

  • Effects of climate change on the environment

  • Climate and air pollution

  • Climate change and environmental dynamics

  • Global Dimming

  • Generations unconcerned

  • Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Climate Change and Challenges for Coastal

  • Communities


  • The Importance of Biodiversity

  • Biogeochemistry

  • Land Use

  • Biodiversity and the Climate

  • Biodiversity Loss

  • Tackling Biodiversity Loss

  • Biodiversity in the Artic

  • Global Change and Biodiversity Conservation

  • Health and the Environment


Environmental health

  • Ecological and human health risk assessments

  • Designing for health

  • The safety of food

  • Radiation fields and toxicology

  • Waste disposal challenges

  • Water quality

  • Social and economic issues

  • Accidents and risks

  • Contamination in rural areas

  • Health and Ecology

  • Emerging contaminants

  • Contamination of hot spots

  • Nanoparticles and health effects

  • Integrating health and safety

  • Infectious Diseases


Environmental Education

  • Environmental inequalities and justice

  • Emerging substances and mixtures

  • Environment, epigenetics and early programming

  • Epidemiological studies

  • Directing research strategies to protect future

  • Generations

  • Broadening Education Toward Environmental Restoration

  • Integrated Education in Energy and the Environment

  • Improving Campus Sustainability

Ecological Effects of Climate Change

  • Drought and water scarcity

  • Ecology and ecosystems management

  • Emerging pollutants

  • Diversity in Ecology

  • Changes in Phenology

  • Species’ resilience to climate change

  • Temperature and wind effects on ocean currents and

  • Marine life

  • Coral reef vulnerability

  • The expansion or shift of plant and animal ranges

  • Nutrients’ role and influence over ecosystem response


Environmental Risk Assessments (ERA)

  • Risk mitigation and risk adaptation

  • Risk mitigation challenges

  • Disaster Management

  • Risks of nanotechnology


Clean and Renewable Energy Systems

  • Coal-to-liquid and gas-to-liquid technologies

  • Hydrogen generation and storage technologies

  • Natural gas from hydraulic fracturing

  • Waste-to-energy conversion systems

Payment Information:


Participant Registration WITH Lodging

$800 – Deposit due May 30, 2023

$1195 – Remainder due June 15, 2023

Participant Registration WITHOUT Lodging

$800 – Deposit due May 30, 2023

$795 – Remainder due June 15, 2023


Guest Registration WITH Lodging 
$795 Guest Fee

Guest Registration WITHOUT Lodging 

$595 Guest Fee

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