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Casablanca Climate Leadership Forum (CCLF) 2024

Overview of the CCLF

ESCA Ecole de Management, as part of the Business Schools for Climate Leadership Africa (BS4CL), is pleased to invite theoretical and empirical paper submissions for its annual conference, the Casablanca Climate Leadership Forum (CCLF) 2024. This edition of the forum emphasizes the need for innovative and context-specific climate solutions that cater directly to the distinct challenges and opportunities within Africa’s business landscape, yet also resonates beyond its borders. This initiative aims to forge a multidisciplinary dialogue that not only addresses specific regional issues but also contributes to the global discourse on climate change and sustainability, fostering a broader impact on climate leadership worldwide. The 2024 edition of the CCLF is cosponsored by the Cyrus Institute of Knowledge (USA), UNINOVE/SINGEP (Brazil), and Bentley University (USA), marking a collaborative effort to advance the forum's objectives.

The CCLF 2024 theme, “Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Crafting Tailored Climate Strategies for Emerging Africa and Beyond, highlights the critical need for strategies that address the distinct challenges of Africa's emerging economies, such as water scarcity, agricultural reliance, and infrastructural limitations. Emphasizing the essential role of research, the forum aims to create actionable knowledge tailored to local socio-economic and environmental needs. CCLF 2024 stands as a key platform for researchers to shape policy and practice, fostering climate resilience and sustainable growth through region-specific solutions.

The CCLF, scheduled for October 23rd to 25th, 2024, will begin with the Inaugural Day, featuring key opening remarks and foundational discussions. The subsequent day, termed the Scientific Day, is allocated for the presentation and critical evaluation of academic contributions and research in the field. The forum will culminate with the Stakeholder Forum Day, aimed at fostering collaborative dialogues and partnerships among pivotal climate change stakeholders.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:    June 30, 2024
Notification to authors:    July 15, 2024
Inaugural Day:    October 23, 2024
Scientific Day:    October 24, 2024
Stakeholder Forum Day:    October 25, 2024

Scientific Day Tracks
1- Sustainable Transformation in Emerging Economies*

(e.g., Green Finance; Sustainable Policy Development; Global Value Chains)

2- Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Resilient Societies*

(e.g., Climate Tech Startups; Social Entrepreneurship; Community Resilience)

3- Inclusive Climate Action: Equity, Diversity, and Cross-Cultural Collaboration*

(e.g., Equitable Climate Solutions; Cross-Cultural Environmental Practices; Diversity in Climate Leadership)

4- Consumer Engagement and Sustainable Lifestyles*

(e.g., Green Marketing; Sustainable Consumer Behavior; Lifestyle Changes for Sustainability)

*Please note that the chairs for each track will be added shortly.


Low-Income Country Participants : $50
Other Participants : $100

Low-Income Country Participants : $250
Other Participants : $350

Practitioners / Corporate
Low-Income Country Participants : $400
Other Participants : $450


Student Registration: Students must provide proof of enrollment to qualify for the discounted rate. This can include a valid student ID or an official enrollment letter.

Payment Methods: Upon completing the online registration form below, details regarding payment will be communicated to you shortly.


Registration Form

For more information, please contact the CCLF Organizing Committee at infocclf2024@esca.ma.

CCLF 2024 International Co-Sponsors

The 2024 Edition of the CCLF is co-sponsored by:

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other international organizations

About BS4CL Africa


Business Schools for Climate Leadership Africa.

Business Schools for Climate Leadership (BS4CL) Africa is an initiative that brings together six leading African business schools to build a collaborative framework for climate action in management education, in conjunction with the private sector and civil society, mirroring the ambitions of the UN Climate Conferences COP27 and COP 28. These business schools are The American University in Cairo, Egypt, ESCA Ecole de Management in Morocco, the Gordon Institute of Business Science in South Africa, Lagos Business School in Nigeria, the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Strathmore University in Kenya, and Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa.

BS4CL Africa was launched as part of the Deans’ Roundtable which was hosted by the American University in Cairo on the side-lines of COP 27 in November 2022, and which gathered deans from the six business schools and representatives from the African Chapter of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the European Business Schools for Climate Leadership (BS4CL).

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International Partners

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