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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 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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Working Group on Democracy

This group gathers researchers from various disciplines who are interested in questions of democracy, power and legitimacy, and how these…

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Working Group on Planetary Health Justice

Human, animal and environmental health constitutes a critically important issue in relation to earth system governance, with far-reaching equity and…

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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 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 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 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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Latest news and perspectives

2022 Toronto
Toronto Conference schedule now available!

After the September 1st registration deadline, the conference program team set to create the schedule for…

Bath University’s Centre for Development Studies established as a new  Research Centre of the Earth System Governance Project

The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) and the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at Bath…

2022 TorontoEarly Career
Early Career Researchers – What should you expect from your trip to Toronto?

We are so looking forward to the ESG conference in 6 weeks in Toronto, Canada. If…

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Meet the research fellows
Frederic Hanusch
Research Fellows
Mairon G. Bastos Lima
Research Fellows
Annabelle (Belle) Workman
Research Fellows
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