Adaptiveness

Earth system governance must respond to the inherent uncertainties in human and natural systems. It must combine stability to ensure long-term governance solutions with flexibility to react quickly to new findings and developments. In other words, we must understand and further develop the adaptiveness of earth system governance. But what are the politics of adaptiveness? Which governance processes foster it? What attributes of governance systems enhance capacities to adapt? How, when and why does adaptiveness influence earth system governance?

Upcoming Events

07-12-2016 - 09-12-2016
2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance: “Confronting Complexity and Inequality"

The Nairobi Conference has been designed to provide a lively forum to hundreds of scholars for joint discussions, the exchange of new insights, and the examination of the core ideas that underlie earth system governance and global sustainability.


Nairobi, Kenya

Publications

Author(s) Titlesort icon Year
Blumstein, Sabine. Managing Adaptation: International Donors’ Influence on International River Basin Organizations in Southern Africa. Earth System Governance Working Paper, No.36: 2016
Mbeva, Kennedy Liti., Pieter Pauw. Self-Differentiation of Countries' Responsibilities. Addressing Climate Change through Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. , Discussion Paper 4.: Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). 2016
Church, Jon Marco. Gouvernance Environnementale Régionale. François Gemenne (ed.). L’Enjeu Mondial, L’Environnement136-137. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po. 2015
Habtezion, Senay., Ibidun Adelekan, Emmanuel Aiyede, Frank Biermann, Margaret Fubara, Christopher Gordon, Kwabena Gyekye, Emmanuel Kasimbazi, Robert Kibugi, Elaine Lawson, Adelina Mensah, Chipo Mubaya, Felix Olorunfemi, Alexander Paterson, Debay Tadesse, Raheem Usman, and Ruben Zondervan. Earth System Governance in Africa: knowledge and capacity needs. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 14: 198–205. 2015
Patterson, James., Karsten Schulz, Joost Vervoort, Carolina Adler, Margot Hurlbert, Sandra van der Hel, Andreas Schmidt, Aliyu Barau, Pedi Obani, Mahendra Sethi, Nina Hissen, Mark Tebboth, Karen Anderton, Susanne Börner, and Oscar Widerberg. ‘Transformations towards sustainability’. Emerging approaches, critical reflections, and a research agenda. Earth System Governance Working Paper, No.34: 2015

People

Dr. Grace Adeniji-Oloukoi, Lead City University, Nigeria
Prof. Neil Adger, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Dr. Carolina Adler (née Roman), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland
Dr. Derek Armitage, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jones Lewis Arthur, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana
Marta Berbés-Blázquez, York University, Canada
Dr. Ajay Gajanan Bhave, The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, United Kingdom
Prof. Frank Biermann, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Dr. Sabine Blumstein, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany
Melanie Boeckmann, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology, Germany