CFP – Philosophy & Public Policy Quarterly

Normative and conceptual dimensions of international climate negotiations
19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change, Warsaw, Poland.

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2014

International climate negotiations are rife with philosophical questions. For example, Should there be an equity review of national emissions reduction targets? Do developed countries owe compensation to developing countries for extreme weather and slow-onset events? How has the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities” changed since the inception of the Convention and how should it now be interpreted?

The main issues under negotiation during the Warsaw climate talks included climate finance, loss and damage, and the creation of a global treaty to be struck in 2015. Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly is seeking manuscripts on the normative and conceptual dimensions of these and other issues under discussion at COP 19.

Submission information

Please submit manuscripts through the Quarterly’s online submission and review system. To begin the submission process, login or create an account at

The Quarterly has a double-anonymous review process. Manuscripts should not identify the author.

Manuscripts should be fewer than 5000 words.

The Quarterly publishes papers that are written in a style that is accessible to a broadly informed public. Authors should avoid footnotes and list references in MLA style.

Contact information

For questions about the special issue, please contact the guest editor, Gwynne Taraska, at

For questions about the journal, please contact the managing editor, Patrick Clouser, at

About the journal

Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly publishes papers that address the normative and conceptual facets of issues of timeliness and importance in public policy. It has been published since 1981 and is now open-access. Mark Sagoff is its editor in chief.