The International Project Office is hosted by Lund University.
News and Announcements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Earth System Governance Science Plan - Spanish translation
The Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan is now available in Spanish.
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.
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.