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

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

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
Dona Barirani, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Harry Barnes-Dabban, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Dr. Mairon G. Bastos Lima, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Dr. Tabitha M. Benney, University of Utah, United States of America
Marta Berbés-Blázquez, York University, Canada