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

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


Dr. Achala Chandani Abeysinghe, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom
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
Dr. David Benson, Exeter University, United Kingdom
Marta Berbés-Blázquez, York University, Canada
Dr. Anna-Karin Bergman, Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Frank Biermann, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Lund University, Sweden