Published on Jan 17, 2012

Noragric at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences will organize the second course of the Thor Heyerdahl Summer School series in Environmental Governance from June 25-July 6, 2012. The title of this course is ‘Global Environmental Governance’. The course will focus on the frontiers of theory formation in the field of global environmental governance emphasizing both the earth systems dimension and the issue of international environmental agreements.

Key note speakers will be Frank Biermann, Clive Spash and Oran Young. The summer school is directed towards PhDs. A few places will also be offered to young researchers in the field.

The Summer School in Environmental Governance offers PhDs and young researchers the opportunity to develop high level skills in analyzing governance issues like climate change, biodiversity preservation, sustainable use of biological resources, water management, and pollution. The Summer School creates an arena for critical reflection on the present status of both theory and practice in the field, and an opportunity to discuss alternatives to current developments and solutions.

Deadline for application for the 2012 course is 15 February 2012.

The summer school is endorsed by the Earth System Governance Project together with the International Society of Ecological Economics and the European Society of Ecological Economics. More information, including programme and detailled topic description is available at www.umb.no/thor-heyerdahl-summer-school.