The International Project Office is hosted by Lund University.
For all its activities the Earth System Governance Project relies on a large dynamic network that reflects the interdisciplinary, international, and multi-scale challenge of developing integrated systems of governance to ensure the sustainable development of the coupled socio-ecological system that the Earth has become. The Earth System Governance Network has different categories of affiliation:
Scientific Steering Committee - The Earth System Governance Project operates under the direction of a Scientific Steering Committee. The role of the Scientific Steering Committee is to guide the implementation of the Earth System Governance Science Plan. The members are appointed by the IHDP Scientific Committee for the period of three years.
Lead Faculty - The Earth System Governance Lead Faculty is a small group of scientists of highest international reputation who take (shared) responsibility for the development of research on particular analytical problems, crosscutting themes or flagship activities. Members are invited by the Scientific Steering Committee taking into account academic criteria while striving for a geographical, disciplinary, and gender balance.
Senior Research Fellows - Senior Research Fellows are senior scientists and faculty members who seek to link their own research projects with the broader themes and questions of earth system governance.
Research Fellows - Research Fellows are early to mid-level career scientists who seek to link their own research projects with the broader themes and questions of earth system governance.
Through a bottom-up, dynamic, and active network, senior research fellows and research fellows collaborate on research, debate ideas and disseminate information on relevant events and opportunities in the field.