Recent News

  • Call for Nominations: Oran R. Young Prize

    Jun 28, 2018 - The Oran R. Young Prize will be awarded for the sixth time at the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance. Submission deadline is 1 October. Welcome with your nomination!

  • Call for Session Proposals: Open Science Meeting 2019

    Jun 20, 2018 - Call for Session Proposals for the 4th Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Programme. Submission deadline: 20 August 2018

  • Invitation: Book Project on Earth System Law and Task Force Meeting at 2018 Utrecht Conference

    May 17, 2018 - The Earth System Governance Project Task Force on Earth System Law invites contributors from all disciplinary backgrounds to an edited volume on earth system law.

  • New Open Access book: Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?

    May 17, 2018 - An landmark new open access publication resulting from INOGOV - an Earth System Governance Affiliated Project. The book brings together contributions from 40 of the world's foremost experts.

  • Registration Open: 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance

    May 10, 2018 - The registration for the 2018 annual Conference on Earth System Governance is now open. To benefit from the early-bird registration fee, please register before 1 June 2018.

  • Earth System Governance researchers appointed to IPCC AR-6

    Apr 12, 2018 - The Earth System Governance Project congratulates its Lead Faculty members and Research Fellows appointed as authors to the sixth Assessment Report (AR-6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

  • Frank Biermann awarded ERC Advanced Grant for SDG research

    Apr 11, 2018 - To conduct research which will make a crucial knowledge contribution to both the theory of global sustainability governance and the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Utrecht Workshop Launches Taskforce on Planetary Justice

    Apr 11, 2018 - Utrecht University hosted a workshop on Planetary Justice. The workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars who will form the Steering Group of the Taskforce. The two days offered a forum for sharing perspectives, gathering ideas and discussing key questions and challenges to address and build foundations of the Taskforce.

  • Online Course Environmental Justice starts 12 March

    Feb 14, 2018 - Enrolment is now open for the new Environmental Justice MOOC (a free online course) run by the University of East Anglia and Future Learn.

  • Call for Papers - 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance

    Feb 09, 2018 - We are delighted to invite you to the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance, 5-8 November 2018. Hosted by Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, together with the Earth System Governance Project. Submission deadline: 21 March 2018 (EXTENDED).

  • Vacancies: Two Research Positions on Climate & Development, The German Development Institute (DIE) Bonn

    Jan 23, 2018 - Application deadline: 1 February 2018

  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on Adaptive Governance of Coupled Social-Ecological Systems

    Jan 23, 2018 - The journal Complexity, Governance & Networks is an open-access peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Bamberg Press (UBP, Germany). Paper submission deadline: 1 May 2018.

  • 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report - Call for Inputs

    Jan 21, 2018 - The 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), prepared by an independent group of 15 scientists , is calling for contributions.

  • Launch-Event: Re-imagining anticipatory climate governance in the world’s vulnerable regions

    Jan 12, 2018 - The RE-IMAGINE project is a joint effort between Utrecht University, Wageningen University & Research, the University of Oxford and the CGIAR Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Future Scenarios Project.

  • PhD Programme - School of Public Policy at Chiang Mai University

    Jan 11, 2018 - The School of Public Policy at Chiang Mai University, an Earth System Governance Research Centre, is calling for applications to its PhD programme in Public Policy. 

  • Call for applications for the Research School within the Mistra Geopolitics program

    Jan 09, 2018 - Mistra Geopolitics offers financial support to PhD students to spend a semester as guest researchers within the program. Application deadline: 1 February 2018.

  • Innovative Participatory Research Methods in Earth System Governance

    Dec 21, 2017 - Inspired by discussions at the Early Career Researchers event at the 2016 Nairobi Conference, seven Earth System Governance Research Fellows wrote an article demonstrating the unique contributions different methods can make towards addressing earth system governance.

  • Vacancy: Director, UNU-IAS, Tokyo

    Dec 19, 2017 - Application deadline: 31 January 2018

  • Special Issue on Experimentation for Climate Change Solutions

    Dec 14, 2017 - The new special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production on policy experimentation for climate change solutions draws on several papers presented at an INOGOV funded workshop held in Helsinki in March 2016. INOGOV is an affiliated project of the Earth System Governance Project. 

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