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

14-12-2015 - 16-12-2015
2015 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance: ’Democracy and Resilience in the Anthropocene’

This event is part of the annual conference series organized by the Earth System Governance Project. The conference will be co-hosted by the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.


Canberra, Australia

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