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2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance

Welcome to the website of the 2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance taking place on 21-24 October in Toronto, Canada. The conference is hosted by the University of Toronto,…

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taskforces and working groups

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

Taskforce on Earth System Law
The Task Force on Earth System Law is composed of a large member network worldwide, which accommodates an interdisciplinary community of scientists focusing on the legal challenges of the Anthropocene and the many complex, multi-scalar governance challenges arising from within an Earth System context.
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Taskforce on the Governance of Nature and Biodiversity

Aims and scope The ongoing loss of nature and biodiversity due to human activity, exacerbated by climate change, is one…

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Taskforce on Climate Governance
Climate governance must better reflect characteristics of sectoral systems.
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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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Working Group on Economic Downturn and Climate Action

Climate action by state and non-state actors has become increasingly urgent, if the world is to limit long-term global warming…

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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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Working Group on Democracy

The concept of ecological democracy (or green, environmental democracy) revolves around how to make a commitment to environmental protection compatible…

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Latest news and perspectives

2022 Toronto
Announcement of Keynote Speaker Tzeporah Berman
We are delighted to announce that Tzeporah Berman will give the keynote address at the Opening Plenary at the 2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance. 
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Towards a green trade strategy for Africa
The future of trade is green, and the future of trade is African. But with the global economy increasingly shaped by geopolitical and climate imperatives, how can the continent best advance its development goals?
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Homebound, despite rising water levels

Climate change can trigger a large influx of refugees, as expected. But according to Ingrid Boas…

Meet the community

On Sept 1st, two weeks from now, authors of accepted abstracts will no longer be able to register for the #ESG2022 Toronto Conference. Guarantee your place in the final schedule and book of abstracts by registering on time https://t.co/56gVYyVAbk

Looking forward to ESG conference in #Toronto; my first time in #Canada. After a long wait, I received my #visa. Was a bit concerned after reading numerous stories of rejections & delays due to restrictive visa policies. Discriminatory visa regimes are detrimental to #research. https://t.co/CFmiO3Q7GY

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Conference Updates: Program of events schedule, meet our co-hosts, and three days until the Oran Young Prize deadline - https://t.co/rOyjYu7P0V

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Meet the research fellows

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Dr Kevin Grecksch
Research Fellows
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Dr Meghan Alexander
Research Fellows
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Eeshan Chaturvedi
Research Fellows
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