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2023 Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance

We are delighted to invite you to the 2023 Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. This year's conference will take place in-person, with virtual access and presentations…

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taskforces and working groups

Through these groups, we engage substantively with key issues of global environmental change confronting contemporary societies.

Working Group on Environment, Representation and Rights.
ESGRREW was created in 2016, opening an inclusive and ethical space where different perspectives can join forces to shape a common understanding of our world in law and policy
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Taskforce on Planetary Justice

The Planetary Justice Taskforce of the Earth System Governance Project brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars who are concerned…

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Taskforce on Anticipatory Governance

This taskforce seeks to foster a generation of researchers and practitioners with anticipatory expertise and experience around anticipatory governance that…

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Taskforce on Ocean Governance

The Taskforce on Ocean Governance seeks to address the daunting multi-level challenge of oceans governance in the Anthropocene. It brings…

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Taskforce on Knowledge Cumulation

The Earth System Governance ‘Taskforce on Knowledge Cumulation’ seeks to bring together scholars that share a common interest in making…

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Taskforce on New Technologies

The proposal for a new geological epoch dominated by human activity – the Anthropocene – highlights the planet-shaping power of…

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Carbon Removal Working Group
Creating and enhancing carbon sinks has become the newest pillar of climate policy in the era of the Paris Agreement, which calls for a ‘balance of sources and sinks’ on route to the ambitious temperature targets of 2C – or even 1.5C – by century’s end...
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Taskforce on Climate Governance
Climate governance must better reflect characteristics of sectoral systems.
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The Earth System Governance journal, established in 2018 as an open-access platform for research on governance…

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Meet our research fellows

Sharmini Nair
Research Fellows
Idowu Jola Ajibade
Research Fellows
Hyeyoon Park
Research Fellows
Adrian E. Beling
Research Fellows
Alfie Gaffney
Research Fellows
Assist. Prof. Dr Prapimphan Chiengkul
Research Fellows

Featured Scholar

Moises Covarrubias 

Why did you join the ESG Network, and what motivated you to get involved?

I became a Research Fellow of the ESG Network because I recognized the increasing importance of improving the informing of policy and decision-making processes related to environmental change. The urgent need for knowledge brokering on sustainable governance practices motivated me to get involved in the ESG Network. As a research fellow, I strive to advance the knowledge at strengthening the interface between science, policy, and society in framing and solving environmental problems.

As a mentee of the 2023 Mentoring Initiative, what is the most valuable lesson you have learned?

In my current role as a CCUS and Decarbonization Policy researcher at the C4U project, I navigate complex interdisciplinary projects involving collaboration with multiple European countries and a diversity of stakeholders. As a mentee in the 2023 Mentoring Initiative, the most valuable lesson I have been looking to learn is how to engage with different societal actors, and stakes, to arrive at more effective and diversifying solutions to global environmental challenges.