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

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
01-07-2014 - 03-07-2014
2014 Norwich Conference on Earth System Governance: Allocation and Access 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 School of International Development, the School of Environmental Sciences and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

Norwich, United Kingdom
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


Dr. Achala Chandani Abeysinghe, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom
Emily Anderson, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Paul Anderson,, United Kingdom
Dr. Evangelia Apostolopoulou, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Aliyu Salisu Barau, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Mairon Bastos Lima, VU University Amsterdam, 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