Allocation and Access

Earth system governance is, as is any political activity, about the distribution of material and immaterial values. It is, in essence, a conflict about the access to goods and about their allocation—it is about justice, fairness, and equity. The novel character of earth system transformation and of the new governance solutions that are being developed, puts questions of allocation and access, debated for millennia, in a new light. It might require new answers to old questions. But how can we reach interdisciplinary conceptualizations and definitions of allocation and access? What (overarching) principles underlie allocation and access? How can allocation be reconciled with governance effectiveness?

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

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Barau, Aliyu Salisu., Lindsay C. Stringer. Access to and allocation of ecosystem services in Malaysia's Pulau Kukup Ramsar Site. Ecosystem Services, 16: 167–173. 2015
Coolsaet, Brendan. Comparing Access and Benefit-sharing in Europe. In Implementing the Nagoya Protocol: Comparing Access and Benefit-sharing Regimes in Europe eds. Brendan Coolsaet, Fulya Batur, Arianna Broggiato, John Pitseys, and Tom Dedeurwaerdere, 363-86. Leiden: Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. 2015
Coolsaet, Brendan., John Pitseys. Fair and Equitable Negotiations? African Influence and the International Access and Benefit-Sharing Regime. Global Environmental Politics, 15(2): 38-56. 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

Emily Anderson, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Paul Anderson, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Dr. Evangelia Apostolopoulou, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Aliyu Salisu Barau, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Mairon G. Bastos Lima, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Marta Berbés-Blázquez, York University, Canada
Prof. Frank Biermann, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Gregory Borne, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Connor Joseph Cavanagh, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Prof. Tony Cheng, Colorado State University, United States of America