XI IGU Commission Seminar on ‘Environment and Sustainable Livelihood’

B.Borooah College, Guwahati, India, February 2018

Session organized by IGU Commission Geography of Governance

Theme: Sustainable Development and Local Governance

As one of the collaborator of XI IGU Commission Seminar on ‘Environment and Sustainable Livelihood’ to be held at B.Borooah College, Guwahati from 8 to 10 February, 2018, the IGU Commission Geography of Governance will organise the session on one of the sub theme of the seminar i.e., “Sustainable Development and Local Governance”

1 – Aims and Issues

The aim of this session on ‘Sustainable Development and Local Governance’ is to explore the changes and the new challenges confronting local governance due to the current environmental changes, namely those associated with climate change. It will be an opportunity for discussions on a broad spectrum of innovative research on the relations between environmental changes and local governance.


The session aims to address, but is not limited to, the following issues:

(a) The role of local government in the definition and implementation of more effective local policies for sustainable local and regional development.

(b) Environmental policy transfer across local and regional governments.

(c) Global Environmental Policy and Local Governance Practices.

(d) Climate change and the challenges for local governance.

(e) The local governance of biodiversity.

(f) Local governance in mountain regions.

(g) The use of ICT in local environmental governance: citizen e-participation, crowd sourcing, volunteered geographic information, landscape virtual 3D modelling, etc.

We welcome proposals for papers on any of these issues.

2 – Publication

It is expected that a selection of this session papers will be published in an edited volume. It is also being considered the publication of a selection of papers on the topic of ‘ICT in Local Environmental Governance’ in the ‘International Journal of E-Planning Research‘. The selected manuscripts will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

3 – Session organization

The session will be chaired by Prof. R.B Singh, University Delhi, India and Vice-President of the International Geographical Union (IGU).

4 – Abstract submission

For submission of abstracts follow the link http://iguguwahati2018.org/ (From 1st Aug to 31st Oct, 2017)

Information on deadlines, contact information and other requirements regarding the conference organization are available in the conference website: http://iguguwahati2018.org/

5 – IGU Commission Geography of Governance

Further information on the IGU Commission ‘Geography of Governance’ is available in the Commission website: https://sites.google.com/site/igugeogov/

Commission e-mail: igu.geogov@gmail.com