News and Announcements

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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
21-05-2011 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.
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
28-02-2011 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.
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.
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.
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.
01-05-2010 Earth System Governance Science Plan - Spanish translation
The Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan is now available in Spanish.
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.