Recent News

  • The University of Bath joins the global alliance of Research Centres

    Apr 13, 2022 - The new Earth System Governance Research Centre at Bath will be hosted by the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), an established research centre within the University.

  • New Working Group on Planetary Health Justice: Call for Participation

    Apr 13, 2022 - Proposed activities for the Working Group in 2022 include the development of a special issue within the ESG journal as well as an innovative session at the 2022 Toronto Conference in October 2022.

  • Upcoming Meeting for scholars interested in the linkages between technology, nature and biodiversity

    Apr 08, 2022 - Are you interested in the intersection between technology and nature? There is potential for a new working group!

  • Two New Earth System Governance Flagship publications released!

    Apr 01, 2022 - Two new Flagship publications have been released. The first, a Earth System Governance Cambridge Element titled 'Changing Our Ways' regarding behavioral change from a perspective of power, politics and social justice. The second, a Cambridge University Press Book is titled 'Climate Refugees' and examines governance development for forced climate discplacements.

  • Upcoming transition in IPO Leadership - Gustav Thungren to step down - Open call for the position of Executive Director

    Mar 31, 2022 - After 3 years with the Earth System Governance Project, Gustav Thungren will step down as Managing Director of the International Project Office as of 31 July. The Earth System Governance Project is now announcing an international open call for the position of Executive Director, based at Utrecht University’s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development.

  • The 2022 Mentoring Initiative begins

    Mar 31, 2022 - The ESG Mentoring Initiative is a one-year programme designed to support and guide early career ESG Research Fellows. A huge amount of support has been offered by the project’s Lead Faculty and Senior Research Fellows for this initiative.

  • Exciting News from the ESG Journal: Publishing Fee Waived for a Limited Period

    Mar 01, 2022 - The journal has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus and by Clarivate Web of Science. To celebrate, Elsevier is inviting submissions to the ESG Journal which will be exempt from a publishing fee, until the 30th of June 2022.

  • Guest Blog: Shifting power dynamics in climate change research

    Jan 31, 2022 - The climate crisis is fraught by unequal power dynamics, and dominant research practices can often reproduce these power relations. Here are five ways that individual researchers can aim to shift those power dynamics and adopt a decolonial approach to research.

  • Global coalition of leading scientists calls for International Non-Use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering

    Jan 20, 2022 - More than 60 senior climate scientists and governance scholars from around the world have launched a global initiative on Monday 17th January calling for an International Non-Use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering.

  • ESG Journal Special Issue: The Governance of Biodiversity Recovery: From Global Targets to Sectoral Action

    Dec 22, 2021 - Welcoming contributions that further our understanding of how and the extent to which integration of biodiversity targets in public and private sectoral policies ‘works’ in terms of implementation and results, to provide in-depth insights into the critical barriers and challenges that impede a stronger integration. 

  • Latest updates from Task Force on Knowledge Cumulation in Earth System Governance Research

    Nov 30, 2021 - With the aim to institutionalise the growing interest in knowledge cumulation within the ESG community, the “Taskforce on Knowledge Cumulation” was initiated and inaugurated on 10 September 2021

  • New Taskforce on the Governance of Nature and Biodiversity

    Nov 29, 2021 - Co-conveners Hens Runhaar (Utrecht University) and Yves Zinngrebe (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research) set up the taskforce to lead our network's capabilities to address the ongoing loss of nature and biodiversity due to human activity and exacerbated by climate change. The taskforce seeks to bring together, build and lead a community of social scientists in response to this challenge.

  • Three Scholars appointed to ESG Lead Faculty

    Nov 10, 2021 - The Earth System Governance Lead Faculty is a small group of scientists of the highest international reputation who take (shared) responsibility for the development of research on particular analytical problems or cross-cutting themes.

  • Call for Transnational Research Proposals on “Supporting biodiversity and ecosystem protection across land and sea”

    Nov 09, 2021 - Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership, is pleased to announce that its 2021-2022 joint Call for Transnational Research Proposals on “Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea” is now open.

  • Call for Papers for Workshop: “Carbon Pricing Policy Making Through a Sectoral Lens”

    Nov 08, 2021 - Katja Biedenkopf will organise a workshop that specifically focuses on carbon pricing agenda-setting, policy formulation and policy adoption in diverse jurisdictions and sectors, and invites submissions of abstracts.

  • Early Career Scholars of ESG gathered online for two days

    Nov 03, 2021 - Last week’s event, the Early Career Dialogues was a virtual workshop for PhD and early Postdocs. The impetus was to provide meaningful interactions and facilitate learning from multiple perspectives and diverse contexts.

  • Changes in the Scientific Steering Committee

    Nov 02, 2021 - We are delighted to announce that three new members will join the SSC: Dr. Steffen Bauer (German Development Institute, Germany), Prof. Louis Kotzé (North-West University, South Africa) and Prof. D.G. Webster (Dartmouth College, USA)

  • Endorsed Conference: Planetary governance for a sustainable recovery: Next generation multilateralism

    Oct 05, 2021 - To celebrate its 20th anniversary, IDDRI together with Science Po of the ESG Paris Research Centre will organize a major international conference on October, 12-14 2021 #IDDRI20YEARS 

  • Research Centre Stockholm – transition to Stockholm University 

    Oct 05, 2021 - The Department of Political Science at Stockholm University will act as the new Research Centre on Earth System Governance in Stockholm