News and Announcements

01-07-2014 Hamish van der Ven receives Oran R. Young Prize 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.
25-06-2014 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance - first announcement
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.
24-06-2014 Two new Earth System Governance Research Centres
The Environmental Governance Lab at the University of Toronto, and the Institute for Environmental and Sanitation Studies at the University of Ghana have joined the Global Alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres.
28-05-2014 Policy Briefs on Governance in the Sustainable Development Goals
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.
19-04-2014 Frank Biermann to speak at UN General Assembly
The chair of the Earth System Governance research alliance will speak on “Governance in the Anthropocene: Towards Planetary Stewardship" at the UN General Assembly on 22 April at an Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature.
10-04-2014 New book series on Cities and Global Politics of the Environment
Published by Palgrave Pivot, in collaboration with the Earth System Governance Project, University College London, and the African Centre for Cities.
29-03-2014 Lund University will continue to host the International Project Office
The Earth System Governance Project is proud to announce that the hosting agreement for its International Project Office at Lund University will be continued for a second period until the end of 2018.
15-11-2013 World Social Science Report 2013. Changing Global Environments
The 2013 World Social Science Report “Changing Global Environments” to which many researchers from the earth system governance global research alliance contributed, calls for a transformative social science that is bolder, better, bigger, and different.
03-10-2013 Regional Research Fellow Coordinators Appointed
The Earth System Governance Project has appointed Regional Research Fellow Coordinators who will serve as focal points for the Research Fellows in their respective regions, and initiate and coordinate activities and network development.
21-09-2013 Norwich Conference on Earth System Governance - Call for Papers
Co-hosted by the School of International Development, School of Environmental Sciences, and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
12-09-2013 Special Issue on the Institutional Fragmentation of Global Environmental Governance
Special issue dedicated to the expanding research agenda on institutional fragmentation: The growing diversity and challenges to coordination among private and public norms, treaties and organizations.
03-09-2013 What is Earth System Governance?
Interview with Frank Biermann, chair of the Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Committee, on the concept of earth system governance.
03-09-2013 Future Earth – Research for Global Sustainability
The Earth System Governance Project welcomes the launch of Future Earth, the new international interdisciplinary research initiative that shall develop the knowledge for responding effectively to global environmental change.
24-03-2013 Norwich Conference on Earth System Governance - First Announcement
The 2014 Norwich Conference on Earth System Governance, co-hosted by the School of International Development, School of Environmental Sciences, and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research will be held 1-3 July 2014 at the University of East Anglia.
24-03-2013 Navigating Sustainable Development in the 21st Century
To provide scientific inputs into the policy process on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the Earth System Governance Project, jointly with partner organizations, started a 3-year research project.
21-03-2013 Sustainable Development Goals must sustain People and Planet
A group of international scientists have published a call in the journal Nature arguing for a set of six Sustainable Development Goals that link poverty eradication to protection of Earth’s life support.
08-02-2013 Japanese Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended Tokyo Conference
The Earth System Governance Project is honoured by Royal attendance to the Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference “Complex Architectures, Multiple Agents”
28-01-2013 Rakhyun E. Kim receives Oran R. Young Prize 2013
We congratulate Rakhyun E. Kim (ANU) for winning the Oran R. Young Prize for his paper on 'The Emergent Network Structure of the Multilateral Environmental Agreement System' as the best early-career paper of the 2013 Tokyo Conference.
20-12-2012 Task Force on Methodology for Earth System Governance Research
To advance quantitative earth system governance research, the Task Force will promote new research, foster interaction and dialogue among existing research projects, and develop architectures to promote the building and sharing of datasets.
09-12-2012 Call for Nominations - Oran R. Young Prize
The Oran R. Young Prize seeks to reward and encourage cutting-edge research on earth system governance by early-career scholars who could become the next generation of leading scholars in the field.
18-11-2012 Equity and state representations in climate negotiations
A new study led by Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Committee member Heike Schroeder and published in Nature Climate Change calls for a modernization of antiquated climate negotiations.
07-11-2012 IHDP National Committee Japan supports Earth System Governance
The IHDP National Committee Japan has established an earth system governance sub-committee to further integrate the Earth System Governance Project with the Japanese research community.
29-08-2012 CfA - Workshop on Governing Critical Uncertainties
Capacity building workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand, organized by the Unit for Social and Environmental Research and the Earth System Governance Project. Sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research.
07-08-2012 2013 Tokyo Conference - Call for Applications to the Writing Workshop
To bring together scholars of different backgrounds to collaborate on pre-determined themes with the intention of laying the foundation for a writing project. A unique opportunity to network with other researchers and networks.
14-06-2012 Earth System Governance and Rio+20
The Earth System Governance Project has supported the process leading to the Rio+20 Conference with a series of publications, conferences, and events.
11-06-2012 2013 Tokyo Conference - Call for Documentary Projects
A special feature at the Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference 2013 is the first ever Earth System Governance Documentary Project. We invite researchers, institutions and filmmakers to submit short documentaries.
23-05-2012 2012 Lund Conference - Interviews, Videos, Pictures
The Lund Conference on Earth System Governance - “Towards a Just and Legitimate Earth System Governance: Addressing Inequalities has been held 18-20 April 2012. Pictures, videos, interviews and other background material is now available.
16-03-2012 Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance
In an article published in Science on 16 March 2012, 32 leading governance experts from the Earth System Governance research alliance argue for a fundamental overhaul of global environmental governance.
21-02-2012 21 Issues for the 21st Century
UNEP Foresight Report identifies ‘Aligning Governance to the Challenges of Global Sustainability’ as most urgent emerging issue for UNEP and related UN programmes.
13-02-2012 Environmental Justice and Equity Network
The Environmental Justice and Equity Network is affiliated with the Colorado State University (CSU) Environmental Governance Working Group (EGWG) and the Earth Systems Governance Project.
09-02-2012 CfP - Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference
Hosted by the Earth System Governance Project, the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, and the International Environmental Governance Architecture Research Group.
26-01-2012 CfP - International Environmental Justice and a Green Global Economy
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics on International Environmental Justice and the Quest for a Green Global Economy.
17-01-2012 CfA - Thor Heyerdahl Summer School on Global Environmental Governance
Organized by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and endorsed by the Earth System Governance Project together with the International Society of Ecological Economics and the European Society of Ecological Economics.
08-01-2012 Earth System Governance Course at The University of Vermont
The Earth System Governance Project is glad to inform about a course on Earth System Governance during the spring semester 2012 at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vermont.
06-12-2011 CfP - Beyond Carbon: Ensuring Justice and Equity in REDD+
Supported by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research, the Tyndall Centre, the Environmental Change Institute, the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, the Martin School, and the Earth System Governance Project.
28-11-2011 Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference - First Announcement
Save the Date: The Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference will be held 28-31 January 2013 at the United Nations University Conference Center at the UNU Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan.
23-11-2011 News Release: U.N. Overhaul Required to Govern Planet’s Life Support System
Planet Under Pressure consortium today released the first five of nine policy briefs on biodiversity and ecosystem services, food and water security, interconnected risks and solutions, and a topic common to all: reforming environmental governance.
25-10-2011 Hakone Vision on Governance for Sustainability in the 21st Century
The Earth System Governance Hakone Vision Factory addressed the key issues required for a fundamental transformation of global sustainability governance in the 21st century. The summary of the main outcomes is now available.
01-10-2011 CfP - Lund Conference on Earth System Governance
We invite you to the Lund Conference on Earth System Governance to be held 18-20 April 2012. This conference is hosted by Lund University and jointly organized by the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and the Department of Political Science at Lund University.
27-09-2011 Policy Brief on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development
The Earth System Governance Project is glad to release its new comprehensive Policy Brief "Transforming Governance and Institutions for a Planet under Pressure. Revitalizing the Institutional Framework for Global Sustainability".
01-09-2011 Earth System Governance and the Planet under Pressure Conference
The Earth System Governance Project will join the international science community at the Planet under Pressure conference to be held from 26-29 March 2012 in London.
25-08-2011 Special Issue on Accountability in Earth System Governance
A special issue on the analytical challenge of accountability, legitimacy and the democratic quality of earth system governance has been published with Ecological Economics.
23-08-2011 CfA - Workshop on Climate Change Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region
Organized by the Climate and Environmental Governance Network and the Earth System Governance Project. Sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research and the College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU.
09-08-2011 Hakone Vision Factory on Earth System Governance
Organised by the International Environmental Governance Architecture Research Group and the Earth System Governance Project, in collaboration with IGES and UNU-IAS, and supported by the Japan Foundation Centre for Global Partnership
19-06-2011 Earth System Governance initiative on International Environmental Governance
The Earth System Governance Project has launched an initiative on international environmental governance and the institutional framework for sustainable development related to the Rio+20 Conference.
27-05-2011 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance - First announcement
Save the Date: The Lund Conference on Earth System Governance, jointly organised by the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies and the Department of Political Science at Lund University, will be held 16-20 April 2012 in Lund, Sweden.
24-05-2011 Earth System Governance Equity Network - call for expressions of interest
The Earth System Governance Equity Network will bring together interested persons on the environmental and social equity dimensions in Earth System Governance.
23-05-2011 Nobel Laureates call for strengthened Earth System Governance
The third Nobel Laureate Symposium concluded with the Stockholm Memorandum: Tipping the Scales towards Sustainability. In this memorandum, Nobel Laureates call for strengthening of Earth System Governance as a priority for coherent global action.
22-05-2011 Launch of the Norms of Global Governance Initiative (NGGI)
The Earth Systems Governance Project announces the Norms of Global Governance Initiative (NGGI) that will be implemented in joint effort of Earth System Governance Research Centres.
21-05-2011 Policy Assessment on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development
The Earth System Governance Project has been mandated to compile a fast-track policy-relevant assessment of the state of research on the institutional framework for sustainable development.
19-04-2011 Inauguration of the International Project Office at Lund University
April 14 marked the inauguration of the International Project Office of the Earth System Governance Project at Lund University. The event has been celebrated with guest lectures on earth system governance research followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a dinner.
19-03-2011 CfA - Seminar for Excellence in Teaching
The Russian State Hydrometeorological University, in cooperation with the Central European University and the Earth System Governance Project calls for applications for a series of regional seminars on “Governance of Global Environmental Change".
12-03-2011 Special Issue on Agency in Earth System Governance
A special issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics presents new research on the analytical problem of Agency in Earth System Governance
08-03-2011 Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Water System Project
The Global Water System Project and the Earth System Governance Project have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen research on water governance.
01-03-2011 Earth System Governance chair appointed to UNEP Expert Panel
Frank Biermann, chair of the Earth System Governance Project, has been appointed to the High-Level Expert Panel in the United Nations Environment Programme new Foresight Process initiative.
28-02-2011 Colorado Conference: Registration and Programme Update
Registration for the 2011 Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance: Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges (May 17-20, 2011) is currently open.
14-02-2011 The Grand Challenge of Earth System Governance
New document reflecting on the ICSU Grand Challenges from the perspective of the Earth System Governance Project and responding in particular to the report Earth System Science for Global Sustainability: The Grand Challenges.
10-02-2011 Normative Foundation for Ecological Economics Project
New affiliated project that aims to develop a normative foundation for ecological economics and to trace the consequences of this work for governance.
20-01-2011 Thor Heyerdahl Summer School Series in Environmental Governance
New affiliated project: Thor Heyerdahl Summer School Series in Environmental Governance, organized by the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB).
20-12-2010 International Project Office: New contact information
The International Project Office of the Earth System Governance Project is now hosted by Lund University, Sweden. The project is glad to announce the new contact information of the International Project Office.
15-12-2010 Registration for the Colorado Conference is now open
The 2011 Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance: “Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges” will be held 17-20 May 2011 on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
10-12-2010 Special issue and COP-16 side-event on REDD+
A forthcoming special issue of the journal Environmental Science & Policy on Governing and Implementing REDD+ has been presented at a side-event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16 / CMP 6) in Cancun, Mexico.
02-12-2010 Launch of Earth System Governance Working Papers series
The Earth System Governance Project has launched a new online working paper series. This series is open to all colleagues who seek to contribute to the research agenda of the Project and its Science and Implementation Plan.
27-11-2010 CfP – ECPR General Conference 2011 and Joint Sessions 2011
Call for Papers on "The new geopolitics of climate change after the Copenhagen summit" and on "The Transformation of Global Climate Governance: Assessing Architecture, Agency and Accountability"
21-11-2010 Earth System Governance researcher appointed as lead author for GEO-5
Prof. Joyeeta Gupta has been appointed as a lead author for the UNEP's fifth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5). She will be contributing to the final chapter of the report: Options for a Global Response; and to Chapter 5 on Options for Europe.
16-11-2010 Special Issue of International Environmental Agreements
A special issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics introduces the project's scientific agenda and presents new cutting-edge research on Earth System Governance.
10-11-2010 Capacity Building Workshop on Carbon Governance in Asia
Report of the workshop jointly organized by the Global Carbon Project, the Earth System Governance Project, and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, supported by the Asia-Pacific Network on Global Change Research.
18-10-2010 Earth System Governance in 'International Innovations'
Interview with Frank Biermann on the Earth System Governance Project and the challenges of interdisciplinary social science research on global environmental change.
04-10-2010 Earth System Governance researchers appointed to UNEP Advisory Group on IEG
Prof. Norichika Kanie and Prof. Oran Young have been appointed to the UNEP Major Group and Stakeholders Advisory Group on International Environmental Governance.
14-09-2010 CfP - Final Call - Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance
We invite you to the Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance to be held 17-20 May 2011 on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2010!
03-09-2010 International Project Office to be hosted by Lund University
The Earth System Governance Project is proud to announce that starting January 2011, its International Project Office will be hosted by Lund University, Sweden.
17-08-2010 CfA - Lund University PhD Course in Water Governance
Call for applications for a fall interdisciplinary Ph.D. course on water governance, hosted by the LUCID Research School at Lund University.
10-08-2010 Earth System Governance at the ISEE 2010
The Earth System Governance Project is a partner of the 11th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE2010) and will be well represented and host a number of sessions at the conference.
27-07-2010 UEA Norwich joins Global Alliance of Research Centres
The University of East Anglia in Norwich has joined the global alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres that now brings together nine leading institutes.
30-06-2010 Earth System Governance researchers selected for IPCC AR-5
Joyeeta Gupta, Arun Agrawal, and Lennart Olsson are appointed to the authors group for the fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC.
29-06-2010 CfP - Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance
We invite you to the Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance to be held 17-20 May 2011 on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. New deadline for abstract submission: 15 September 2010.
07-06-2010 CfA - Capacity Building Workshop on Carbon Governance in Asia
Call for Applications from early career-researchers from APN member countries for a workshop organized by the Global Carbon Project, the Earth System Governance Project, and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS).
06-06-2010 CfP - Scaling and Governance Conference 2010
Call for papers: Scaling and Governance Conference 2010. Organised by the Wageningen University and Research Centre. Jointly endorsed by the Earth System Governance Project and the Global Land Project.
04-06-2010 Diana Liverman receives RGS Royal Medal
Scientific Steering Committee member Diana Liverman has been awarded the 2010 Founder’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society ‘for encouraging, developing and promoting understanding of the human dimensions of climate change’.
27-05-2010 ISEE 2010 Conference - Registration open
The International Society for Ecological Economics invites to the 11th biennial conference “Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis” to be held in Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany, 22-25 August 2010.
20-05-2010 CfP - Law for Social-Ecological Resilience Conference
The Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre and Stockholm Resilience Centre invite paper submissions to the Law for Social-Ecological Resilience Conference, 17-19 November 2010.
10-05-2010 Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance - First announcement
Save the Date: The Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance: 'Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges', will be held 17-20 May 2011 at Colorado State University.
07-05-2010 CfP - GLP Open Science Meeting 2010
Earth system governance researchers are invited to submit abstracts to the conference sessions on 'governance & institutions for land systems' of the GLP Open Science Meeting 2010.
01-05-2010 Earth System Governance Science Plan - Spanish translation
The Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan is now available in Spanish.
12-04-2010 Lecture by Anthony Giddens: Politics of Climate Change
The influential sociologist Sir Anthony Giddens will give a lecture based on his recently published book ‘Politics of Climate Change’ on 15 April 2010 in Den Haag, The Netherlands. The lecture is organized by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).
12-03-2010 Accelerating Responses for Climate Security
Report on the Earth System Governance Project participation in a special session on Accelerating Responses for Climate Security at the 7th Annual Worldwide Security Conference, on 16 February 2010 in Brussels.
12-03-2010 The Arctic Governance Project
New affiliated project: The Arctic Governance Project. The project draws on traditional ecological knowledge and scientific knowledge and is collecting a variety of perspectives and proposals on science-based Arctic governance solutions in its Compendium.
12-03-2010 Earth System Governance Project on Facebook
Like many other research programmes, international organisations, NGO's, and many more, also the Earth System Governance Project now has a page on Facebook. This page will be complementing the project's website.
12-03-2010 New book series on Earth System Governance by The MIT Press
The Earth System Governance Project announces the launch of a new book series on Earth System Governance, published by The MIT Press. Books in this series will be of interest to the academic community but will also inform practitioners and at times contribute to policy debates.
12-03-2010 CfP - 2010 Berlin Conference
Call for papers for the 2010 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. This year's discussions will address the theme 'Social dimensions of environmental change and governance', and is organised by the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Free University Berlin, in cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE).
12-03-2010 CfP - Governing and Implementing REDD+
Call for papers for a special section of a leading international journal in environmental science and policy. Supported by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests and the Earth System Governance Project.
12-03-2010 Adaptiveness and Innovation in Earth System Governance blog
The Adaptiveness and Innovation in Earth System Governance blog, which is hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre in collaboration with Think Globally Radio, is now upscaling, and will include inputs from a range of international research partners in the Netherlands, Canada, UK, and the US.
11-03-2010 News and Announcements 2007-2009
A compilation of the news and announcements from 2007-2010.