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

14-04-2016 - 15-04-2016
2016 School of Social Sciences International Conference: The Social Sciences, Good Governance and Sustainable Development Goals

Organized by the School of Social Sciences at the University of Ghana and endorsed by the Earth System Governance Project


Accra, Ghana
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

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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
Schulz, Karsten., Rapti Siriwardane. Depoliticised and technocratic? Normativity and the politics of transformative adaptation. Earth System Governance Working Paper, No.33: 2015
Shkaruba, Anton., Hanna Skryhan, Viktar Kireyeu. Sense-making for anticipatory adaptation to heavy snowstorms in urban areas. Urban Climate, 14 (4): 636-649. 2015

People

Dr. Pedro Fidelman, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Prof. Carl Folke, Stockholm University, and Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden
Dr. Victor Galaz, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden
Geoff Garver, McGill University, Canada
Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger, Campinas State University - UNICAMP, Brazil
Prof. Andrea K. Gerlak, University of Arizona, United States of America
Dr. Kevin Grecksch, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Prof. Roberto P. Guimarães, , Brazil
Debbie Hopkins , University of Otago, New Zealand
Sara Hughes, National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States of America