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Series Launched: Cambridge Elements on Earth System Governance

Published December 12th, 2018

In 2018, Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the Earth System Governance Project launched the Cambridge Elements Series on Earth System Governance.

This exciting new Elements series will provide concise but authoritative studies of the governance of complex socio-ecological systems, written by world-leading scholars. Highly interdisciplinary in scope, the series will address governance processes and institutions at all levels of decision-making, from local to global, within a planetary perspective that seeks to align current institutions and governance systems with the fundamental 21st Century challenges of global environmental change and earth system transformations.

Elements in this series will present cutting edge scientific research, while also seeking to contribute innovative transformative ideas towards better governance. A key aim of the series is to present policy-relevant research that is of interest to both academics and policy-makers working on earth system governance.

Cambridge Elements are original, concise, authoritative, and peer-reviewed collections of scholarly and scientific research. Organised into focused series edited by leading scholars, they provide comprehensive coverage of key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences.

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Series Editors

Frank Biermann is Research Professor of Global Sustainability Governance with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He is the founding Chair of the Earth System Governance Project, a global transdisciplinary research network launched in 2009; and Editor-in-Chief of the new peer-reviewed journal of Earth System Governance (Elsevier). In April 2018, he won a European Research Council Advanced Grant for a research program on the steering effects of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Aarti Gupta is Associate Professor of Global Environmental Governance at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. She has been a Lead Faculty in the Earth System Governance Project since 2014 and serves as Coordinating Lead Author of the Project’s new Science and Implementation Plan. From November 2018, she will serve as a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Project, and Associate Editor of the new peer-reviewed journal Earth System Governance.

Michael Mason is Associate Professor in Environmental Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he also Director of the Middle East Centre and an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. His research covers global environmental governance and environmental politics in Western Asia/the Middle East. He is Principal Investigator on a UK Government-funded research project studying surface water changes in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin and their governance implications for Iraq.

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