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2018 Utrecht Conference – Information

The 2018 Utrecht Conference will be held 5-8 November 2018. More than 450 participants are expected, making this the largest conference in our series of annual conferences on Earth System Governance.

See the conference website for detailed information and follow the conference on social media via #ESG2018

The conference is hosted by Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, together with the Earth System Governance Project.

The conference programme is now available online. This book contains all relevant conference information, such as the full programme, all locations with maps, and further information.


—— Co-Hosts

Colorado State University, Environmental Governance Working Group, United States of America

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Germany

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany

Keio University, Japan

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Utrecht University, Strategic Programme “Institutions for Open Societies”, The Netherlands

Utrecht University, Strategic Programme “Pathways to Sustainability”, The Netherlands

University of Toronto, The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Canada

University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment, Canada


Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, The Netherlands

Provincie Utrecht


Alliance Partners

Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

Future Earth

International Science Council

Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future

See also:


Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance 2018

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 – Sunday, 4 November 2018

The 2018 Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance is designed to function as an incubator for early career researchers working with the new earth system governance research agenda. The aim is to critically reflect on the new research agenda and start taking it forward by facilitating early career researchers’ work connected to this agenda. Details here.

Special Taskforce and Meeting Day

The Special Taskforce and Meeting Day on Thursday the 8th of November is 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. Details here.





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