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South-South Dialogues Event

Following up from the innovative session held during the 2022 Conference ‘Earth system governance and the Global South: an open conversation’ and a network-wide survey, further efforts are being made to address research topics and concepts, didactical, methodological, and pedagogical approaches, as well as science-society interactions that are relevant in different contexts in the Global South.

On October 22nd, before the main conference’s official start, a South-South Dialogues day will be organized to build upon the research network between early career researchers (ECRs) and mid/senior scholars from and/or based in the so-called Global South in a more structured manner.

This event will also be an opportunity to tackle the Conference theme ‘Bridging Sciences and Societies for Sustainability Transformations’ in different Southern contexts.

The day will be divided into three sections: a reflective session, an outdoor activity, research topic discussion, ideation, and matchmaking toward an upcoming ESG Journal Special Issue.


Registration will be made available with the general conference registration.

If you have an accepted abstract, but cannot access funding to travel to the conference in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, please fill out this expression of interest outlining your situation. There is limited funding for researchers made available by conference co-hosts The German Institute of Development and Sustainability as well as the Earth System Governance Project.


The morning session of the event will center around networking between Early Career Researchers and Mid/Senior Researchers. Matias Alejandro Franchini and Dhanasree Jayaram will moderate this segment, which will include a presentation and debate with three senior scholars on the subject of “Transformations from/with the Global South”.

The discussion will revolve around topics such as ontological development, research agendas, and ways to encourage transformation. Participants will also discuss the recognition of research from the Global South in environmental governance and its influence on the global agenda.


The afternoon section will involve an outdoor activity. It will be the opportunity for participants to further connect in a less formal environment, outside of the meeting rooms, and discover the area surrounding the conference venue.


During the afternoon session, the aim is to provide continuity to the discussions from the previous sessions and delve deeper into the research topics that were discussed. The session will begin with a series of brief presentations that will take stock of the previous discussions.
Following the presentations, the participants will be grouped based on their research interests. They will work collaboratively to generate innovative ideas, and also discuss potential publishing opportunities.

Organizing Committee

  • Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue,
  • Dhanasree Jayaram,
  • Veronica Korber Gonçalves,
  • Matias Alejandro Franchini,
  • Maitreyee Mukherjee,
  • Thais Lemos Ribeiro,
  • Cebuan Bliss

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2022 opening plenary of #ESG2022

The official opening session of the 2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance was hosted at the conference venue and streamed live to virtual attendees.

This conference was opened by the Conference Chairs, and the Oran R. Young Prize for best early career paper was presented.

The keynote presentation was by Tzeporah Berman: “Oil Politics in a World on Fire”

Earth System Governance International Project Office

If you have any questions about the 2023 Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance, you can reach out to our international project office. We will get back to you regarding your questions within a few working days.


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Faculty of Geosciences
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3584 CB Utrecht, The Netherlands