The Earth System Governance global research alliance will be well represented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
ACUNS Annual Meeting
The 2015 ACUNS Annual Meeting commemorates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. The title for this Annual Meeting clearly reflects aspirations rather than accomplishments, and should be understood broadly. Today, just as the nature and scope of the UN system’s activities have expanded greatly since 1945, so too security and justice and their intersection in global governance are taken to include a far wider array of concerns. Preventing and resolving conflicts, promoting international peace, and pursing new norms of global justice now also can involve issues of sustainable development, economic crisis management, climate change, human rights and gender, the rule of law and transitional justice, as well as conflict management and resolution.
Plenary program (pdf)
Workshops program (pdf)
Earth System Governance related panels
Panel 2: Sustainable Development Goals and their Institutional Context: Challenges and Opportunities for Accountability
Chair: Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Assistant Professor, Wageningen University, and Earth System Governance Senior Research Fellow
Walking the Talk – How to Achieve Accountability with Globally Agreed Targets? Lessons Learnt for an Effective Monitoring Framework for the Sustainable Development Goals – Martina Kühner, PhD Candidate, Maastricht University, and Earth System Governance Research Fellow.
Action Frames for the SDGs – How Agents of Change can be held Accountable – Kathrin Ludwig, Junior Policy Researcher, Global Environmental Governance, PBL
Accountability of the SDGs through the High-Level Political Forum – A New Role for Stakeholders – Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Senior Advisor, CIVICUS
SDGs and Then? Comparing Three Pathways of Accountability for States – Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Assistant Professor, Wageningen University
Panel 24: Mapping and Making Climate Justice within the UN System
Chair: Lorraine Elliott, Professor, The Australian National University; Chair-elect, ACUNS, and Earth System Governance Senior Research Fellow.
Making Justice Prominent (again) in Climate-Induced Migration – Lorraine Elliott, Professor, The Australian National University; Chair-elect, ACUNS
Global Governance of Adaptation to Climate Change – Is there justice in that? States – Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Assistant Professor, Wageningen University
Towards a Just and more Effective Global Climate Regime: Public Participation and Institutional Reform – Chukwumerije Okereke, Associate Professor, University of Reading
Other Earth System Governance related presentations
Panel 25: Integrity of Climate Change Stakeholders – Timothy Cadman, Research Fellow, Griffith University, and Earth System Governance Research Fellow
Panel 27: Transnational Environmental Crime and the UN: Greening the Grey Zone – Peter Stoett, Director, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Concordia University, and Earth System Governance Senior Research Fellow.