Call for Papers:
Special Issue: Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss

Call for Papers
Special Issue: Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss
Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific (CLJP)

Deadline for Submissions: 15 May 2023

The Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss (3CL) project invites submissions for a special issue to be published with the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific (CLJP) on the project’s themes of climate crises and cultural loss. CLJP is a journal published by Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law that aims to publish innovative academic research in the comparative legal contexts of the Pacific region.

3CL is a three-year research project led by Principal Investigator Prof Ute Meta Bauer, hosted at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and supported by a grant from Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Authors are presented with a unique opportunity to contribute to the development and articulation of an experimental methodology developed by the 3CL editorial team. This methodology entails engagement by authors with a prescribed archive of video interviews, documented across several Pacific island states and cultural contexts and collated by 3CL collaborators. The editorial team consisting of Bauer, Dr Hervé Raimana Lallemant Moe, and Prof Nabil Ahmed asks authors to engage meaningfully with the archive, while at the same time writing a piece on a topic of their choosing within the thematic scope of the issue. 

Submissions should consist of a title, five keywords, and an abstract (max. 250 words), sent via email to with subject line “CLJP Special Issue – [Surname]”. Early-career scholars are encouraged to submit. This includes doctoral candidates who are past the coursework stage of their programme (ABD). In our commitment to amplifying the perspectives of diverse knowers and centering marginalised knowledges, we encourage submissions not only from individuals and collectives working in an academic context, but also from those working outside of it. This includes engaged community members and activists.

Please refer to the Call for Papers for further information. 

Image credit: Lisa Rave, Tabu ceremony at Navatu Reef, 2017, video still. Courtesy the artist.