Preparing for a Changing Climate

This conference seeks to bring together leading academic scholars working on climate science.

About the Sustainability Research Conference Series

The Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability Research Conference Series is hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.


April 28–29, 2023


Stanford University campus

The world has already warmed more than one degree Celsius and is on track to warm an additional 2C by the end of this century. Societies will need to adapt to this warming, but our knowledge of what policies or technologies best support adaptation remains limited. It is also likely that adaptation will be costly and incomplete, prompting calls for financial transfers between those who emit and those who suffer damages. However, our evidence is again incomplete on if and how to link specific damages to specific emissions.

We invite the submission of empirical papers focused on the evaluation of adaptation strategies and/or focused on whether and how emissions from specific emitters can be linked to specific damages. We welcome submissions from a broad range of fields including the social sciences, law, and engineering. We will consider both earlier-stage working papers as well as more polished work. Authors of invited papers will be asked to present, and each presented paper will have a dedicated discussant.

Call for Papers

Conference Application

Conference attendance will be limited.

Conference Organizers

Associate Professor, Doerr School Departments and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Chancellor’s Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

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