2024 IFLA 60th World Congress | ‘CODE RED’ FOR EARTH | Call for Abstracts & Projects


Earth is experiencing an unprecedented rate of change. We are all living with ‘Code Red’. The scaleless and boundless nature of environmental crises creates an irreversible degradation in terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic environments that harm all living and their habitats. Many of the world’s population is affected daily by climate change and severe disasters, facing livelihood destruction, land-use change, habitat encroachment, extinction of species, and wildlife crime, posing a significant threat to the future of the Earth and all living.

Herein, the 2024 IFLA 60th World Congress calls for humankind to take urgent action to prevent the worst impacts of environmental crises. Acknowledging human responsibility, the congress invites policymakers, professionals, scientists, and individuals on stage to establish discourse and course for the Earth’s future.

The three-day congress intends to discuss anthropogenic impacts on the Earth system and establish scenarios by forming an action-oriented interaction ground rather than only (re)pointing out the problems.

The IFLA World Congress 2024 seeks submissions within three tracks:

  • Scientific or practice abstracts
  • Design projects
  • Open – If you would like to submit other material that does not fit into the other categories


  • Codifying Code Red: Eco-Emergency, Global Solidarity
  • Sustaining Life: Protection, Mitigation & Management
  • Cultivating Resilience: Sustainable & Resilient Communities
  • Acting for All: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Engaging with the Digital: Innovation, Technology & Big Data
  • Projecting the Process: Monitoring, Assessment & Applications
  • Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Education & Practice

The submission deadline is 15 January 2024 at 23.59 hours (GMT).

Find out more at the congress website at https://www.ifla2024.com/

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