Aim & Scope

The Journal of Climate and Community Development (JOCCD) aims to be a leading platform for disseminating high-quality research, analysis, and practical strategies that bridge the gap between climate change and community development.


  • Thematic Focus: JOCCD focuses on the intertwinement of climate change and community development. This includes, but is not limited to, the following themes:
    • Climate impacts on communities: Examining the social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate change on communities, particularly vulnerable populations.
    • Community-based adaptation and resilience: Exploring strategies and practices that communities adopt to adapt to and build resilience against climate change impacts.
    • Climate mitigation and community development: Investigating how community-driven initiatives can contribute to climate change mitigation efforts.
    • Policy and governance for climate-resilient communities: Analyzing policies and governance structures that enable and support community-based climate action.
    • Justice and equity in climate and community development: Addressing issues of justice and equity in climate change responses and ensuring that communities most affected by climate change have a voice in decision-making.
  • Geographic Focus: JOCCD welcomes submissions from all regions of the world, with a particular emphasis on research that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of communities in developing countries.
  • Methodology: JOCCD encourages a variety of research methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches. We particularly welcome manuscripts that employ participatory and action-oriented research methods.
  • Target Audience: JOCCD is aimed at a broad audience, including researchers, practitioners, policymakers, community leaders, and students interested in the intersection of climate change and community development.


  • To advance knowledge and understanding of the complex relationship between climate change and community development.
  • To showcase successful community-based approaches to climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience building.
  • To inform policy and practice for supporting climate-resilient communities.
  • To promote dialogue and collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and communities working on climate and development issues.
  • To contribute to a more just and equitable response to climate change that empowers communities to thrive in a changing climate.