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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 21-23 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 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 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 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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Urban Working Group

The Urban Working Group of the Earth System Governance Project was created at the end of a meeting on Urban…

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Asia-Pacific Working Group

The Asia-Pacific Working Group has an independent website that will be regularly updated by its members. You can view this…

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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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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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Carbon Removal Working Group

Creating and enhancing carbon sinks has become the newest pillar of climate policy in the era of the Paris Agreement,…

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Latest news and perspectives

Blog
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…

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Challenges for cities in an era of compound crises

Linda Westman, Rachel Macrorie & Marielle Papin write about 'Compound Urban Crises' and how interdisciplinary discussion…

Meet the community

Meet our new research fellows

N.A.J. Taylor
Dr. N.A.J. Taylor
Research Fellows
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Dr. Hosea Olayiwola Patrick
Research Fellows
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Francesco Montesano
Research Fellows
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