Climate Change, Resilience, and Environmental Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean


FridaySeptember 28, 2018 Penn | Free Event Register Here
University of Pennsylvania
United States
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Submit abstracts:

4th Annual Conference: September 28, 2018
with Satellite Events between September 15 - October 15

Call for Abstracts: Penn faculty, students, alumni, and their outside collaborators are invited to submit abstracts related to their research, education, and practice activities in the LAC region, with any relationship to the conference focus. Presentations that include specific follow-up action/engagement opportunities for Penn students and faculty are most desirable. If accepted, you may be invited for full 15-minute presentations or a 2-minute electronic “poster” presentation on the main conference of September 28.

Abstract Guidelines (for projects completed or in progress):

Submit via email to: and include:

  • Presentation title
  • Primary author (and presenter if different) contact information
  • Names, credentials, and affiliation of all authors
  • Limit to 300 words, size 12 font, 8.5 x 11” format, single-spaced with 1” margins
  • Abstracts may be submitted in English or any other language of the LAC region. E-posters may also be in any LAC language but oral presentations must be in English

Due by: 5 pm EST July 20, 2018
All abstract submitters will be notified by August 10, 2018

Accepted Presentations: Oral presentations (in English) will be limited to 15 minutes. Posters will be electronic only and should be configured PNG file with 16:9 aspect ratio (such as 1920x1080 pixels, landscape mode) or, Google Slides presentation in 16:9 aspect ratio.

PLAC conferences promote interaction and collaboration across Penn Schools. This year we focus on climate change as it relates to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the projected mean warming for Latin America to the end of the century ranges from 1 to 4°C. This warming, already experienced through more frequent extreme weather events, has major social, political, economic, environmental, health, and financial implications. We focus on how the region is tackling these complex challenges and resiliency initiatives to overcome catastrophic weather-related events and protection of the most vulnerable populations.


Engineering & Applied Science
Ocek Eke
Chambrel Jones
Jorge Santiago
Arts & Sciences
Cathy Bartch
Jere Behrman
Tulia Falleti
Mike Hanchard
Morgan Hoke
Center for Hispanic
Excellence: La Casa Latina
Johnny Irizarry
Mike Johanek
Institute for Urban Research
Laura Barron
Kleinman Center for
Energy Policy
Angela Pachon
Fernando Chang-Muy
Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez
Kent Bream
Ricardo Castillo-Neyra
Michael Levy
Katya Rascovsky
Nancy Biller
Antonia Villarruel
Penn Global/
Perry World House
William Burke-White
Amy Gadsden
LaShawn Jefferson
Social Policy & Practice
Azahara Palomeque