Scientific Steering Committee

Prof. Frank Biermann


Department of Environmental Policy Analysis
Institute for Environmental Studies
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1087
NL - 1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Email: chair [at]

International Project Office

Ruben Zondervan

Executive Director

Visiting Address:
Lund University
LUCSUS, Josephsons
Biskopsgatan 5, Room 120
Lund, Sweden

Postal Address:
Lund University
P.O. Box 170
SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden

Email: ipo [at]
Phone: +46 (0)46 222 0478
Fax: +46 (0)46 222 0475

News and Announcements

  • 12-01-2015
    We invite you to participate in the 2015 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance: "Democracy and Resilience in the Anthropocene", co-hosted by the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. Australian National University, 14-16 December 2015.
  • 22-10-2014
    The new Taskforce on Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance is focused on exploring key ideas that are coming to frame international discussion of the challenge of governance in times of global environmental change.
  • 23-09-2014
    Developed by UNU-IAS, the Post2015 Project, and the Earth System Governance Project, these policy briefs aim to provide the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development with insights on how to formulate and implement the SDGs.
  • 01-07-2014
    We congratulate Hamish van der Ven for winning the Oran R. Young Prize for his paper on The Correlates of Best Practice in Transnational Eco-Labeling as the best early-career paper of the 2014 Norwich Conference.