Agency

Understanding effective earth system governance requires understanding the agents that drive earth system governance and that need to be involved. The research gap is here especially the influence, roles and responsibilities of actors apart from national governments, such as business and non-profit organizations, the ways in which authority is granted to these agents, and how it is exercised. Core questions advanced in this Science Plan are: What is agency? Who are the agents of earth system governance (especially beyond the nation state)? How do different agents exercise agency in earth system governance, and how can we evaluate their relevance?

Upcoming Events

23-06-2014 - 27-06-2014
Communities of practice for supporting long-term sustainability of the world's oceans

Special session and workshop at the  IMBER Open Science Conference (OSC) 2014 “Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability: multiple stressors, drivers, challenges and solutions”


Bergen, Norway
03-09-2014 - 06-09-2014
ECPR General Conference - Section on "Politics and Governance in the Anthropocene"

Conference section at the 8th ECPR General Conference endorsed by the Earth System Governance Project


Glasgow, United Kingdom

People

Dr. Carolina Adler (née Roman), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland
Dr. Karen Anderton, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Prof. Steinar Andresen, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
Dr. Evangelia Apostolopoulou, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Ravi Baghel, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Harry Barnes-Dabban, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Mairon Bastos Lima, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marta Berbés-Blázquez, York University, Canada
Prof. Michele M. Betsill, Colorado State University, United States of America
Carola Betzold, University of Gothenburg, Sweden