Taskforce & Meeting Day

We welcome all conference participants to participate in the Taskforce and Meeting Day on 9 November. This day is reserved for taskforces, harvesting initiatives, and similar working groups of the Earth System Governance Project to find collective space to advance writing projects, plan new events, and shape the research and outreach agenda in the numerous subfields of the Earth System Governance Project.

Registration for the meetings on the Taskforce & Meeting Day is separate from the registration for the 2019 Mexico Conference.

This years Taskforce & Meeting Day is sponsored by Elsevier.

Democracy and Earth System Governance

9 November 2019, 09:00-13:00 register for this meeting here.

This meeting will bring together members of the Earth System Governance Working Group on ecological democracy as well as other researchers interested in issues of democracy in earth system governance. The half-day meeting will begin with a round of introductions and updates from participants, followed by a set of interactive discussions to plan the work of a proposed Earth System Governance Task Force on democracy and earth system governance. The event will provide an opportunity for participants to strengthen their research networks and explore plans for future collaboration. The meeting will be facilitated by the co-convenors of the Working Group (Jonathan Pickering, Karin Bäckstrand and Thomas Hickmann).

For any questions and ideas you would like to discuss during this meeting please contact the Taskforce co-convenor Jonathan Pickering

Taskforce on Earth System Law

9 November 2019, 09:00-17:00, register for this meeting here.

The Taskforce on Earth System Law will hold its annual meeting on 9 November 2019 as part of the Earth System Governance conference in Oaxaca, Mexico. Building on the previous meetings in Lund and in Utrecht, we will specifically reflect on how to expand the activities and impact of the Taskforce beyond 2019. This will include: refining and finalizing a shared vision, mission and objectives for the Taskforce; developing a shared scientific research agenda, including future events and outputs; discussing the ongoing book publication on Earth system law initiated during the Utrecht meeting; and discussing alternative publications and research dissemination strategies. In preparation for the meeting, we warmly invite participants to read the latest publication on Earth system law by Kotzé and Kim titled Earth System Law: The Juridical Dimensions of Earth system Governance. Further details about the meeting will be made available in due course. We warmly invite any suggestions for additional agenda items. Please contact the co-convenor of the Taskforce, Louis Kotzé.

Taskforce on Planetary Justice

9 November 2019, 09:00-13:00, register for this meeting here.

The annual meeting of the Planetary Justice Taskforce will take place on 9 November 2019 from 9:00 to 13:00. During the meeting we will update ourselves on research, education and publication activities around the issue of “planetary justice” that took place over the past year, review our current mission and objectives, and develop our plans for the future. We will discuss in more detail plans and activities around “Conceptualisations of Planetary Justice” (led by Stefan Pedersen), “Empirical Applications of Planetary Justice” (led by Dimitris Stevis) and “Teaching Planetary Justice” (led by Sonja Klinsky). Scholars who bring in visions and practices of justice that are alternative to the Western liberal understanding of the matter are especially welcome. The meeting will provide the opportunity to strengthen and expand our collaboration on justice related questions and develop a vibrant community on justice research, education and practice. For any questions and ideas you would like to discuss during this meeting please contact the Taskforce co-convenor Agni Kalfagianni.

Taskforce on New Technologies

9 November 2019, 14:00-17:00, register for this meeting here.

The ESG Taskforce on New Technologies facilitates communication, cooperation, and collaboration among scholars of environmental governance and novel technologies; and raises the profile of new technologies in environmental governance scholarship as well as that of environmental governance in the scholarship of technology and regulation. Its members are diverse with respect to disciplines, methodologies, research questions, and normative priors. The Taskforce will hold its second meeting on 9 November 2019 from 14:00 to 17:00. As a recently approved Taskforce, we welcome the participation of scholars who are interested in the intersection of the environment, politics, and technologies. We will update each other on recent activities; revising and finalizing our objectives and activities, with particular attention to strengthening connection to the new ESG science plan; and identify opportunities – including events and publications – for productive activities in the upcoming year.