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2024 ESG Forum on 'Re-imagining Earth System Governance in an Era of Polycrisis'

2024 ESG Forum on ‘Re-imagining Earth System Governance in an Era of Polycrisis’

The 2024 Forum on Earth System Governance takes place from 14-18 October 2024. The events of the forum will be organised in partnership with co-hosts and the various facets of…

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taskforces and working groups

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

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 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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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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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 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 Earth-Space Governance

The increasingly complex developments in the space sector bring a significant impact on earth system governance. With a diverse set…

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Working Group on Governance of Social-Ecological Systems

We are keen on exploring and discussing the challenges, possibilities, and opportunities one encounters when seeking to understand and explain…

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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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Elsabe Boshoff
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Juwon Samuel Afolayan
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Ajmal Khan A T
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Melanie van Driel
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Featured Scholar

Johanna Leino 

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

My first experience with the ESG network was at the Toronto conference in October 2022. It was the first time I got to deep dive into an international research community that not only focuses on the same topics that I am passionate about in my research but also feels welcoming and inclusive. After the conference, I wanted to participate in strengthening the network and decided to join as a Research Fellow. We also had such a good time getting to know each other with the ESG Early Career Researchers in Toronto, so I created a LinkedIn group for the ESG Early Career Community to stay in touch and share opportunities, resources, and support.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have received as an Early Career Scholar?

Remember to take time to rest and reset your brain. At this career stage, the pressure to say ‘yes’ to everything and to exceed expectations at every task you do can be overwhelming. Yes, we are ambitious, and we want to do well. At the same time, taking the time to detach from and enjoy life outside of work serves your creativity and health – both crucial for your success.