2021 IASC Land Commons Virtual Conference

Monday, September 13, 2021 (All day) to Friday, September 17, 2021 (All day)

We are pleased to announce the call for individual presentations, special sessions, and webinar panel discussions on land commons, broadly conceived. The conference will include live and pre-recorded talks as well as other types of contributions.

As a sponsor of this conference, we would like to encourage GLP members to submit papers/videos and panels to the conference. IASC is also very interested in getting GLP members engaged as moderators.

The deadline for abstracts is 1 July.

Aim & Scope

This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on land as a commons. We will cover traditional land commons topics such as pastoralism, governance of land, land degradation, land rights and conflicts as well as how to conceptualize and analyze the multi-scalar nature of commons such as biodiversity, agrobiodiversity, ecosystem services/nature’s contributions to people (NCP), among others. The week will be shared with a second virtual conference on forests, given the interconnection of the two topics.


1. Food Systems, Land Use and Land Use Change
2. Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem Services and Nature’s Contributions to People
3. Land Degradation
4. Land Governance, Institutions, Rights and Conflicts
5. Pastoralism
6. Land, Politics, Territory and Reclaiming the Commons

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