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Deadline extension for Oran R. Young Prize submissions

The Oran R. Young Prize will be awarded for the best paper authored by early-career scholars at the Annual Earth System Governance Conference.

This year’s deadline has been extended by two weeks to August 15th. We strongly encourage early-career scholars presenting at the conference to nominate themselves for the prize, which includes recognition at the open plenary session, and a book voucher.

To enter, please email ipo@earthsystemgovernance.org with your written paper corresponding to the abstract submitted to the conference – and Oran R. Young Prize in the subject line.

The Prize Committee is chaired by Katharine Rietig (Newcastle University). The committee will select the winning paper based on academic quality and novelty as well as relevance to the Earth System Governance Research Framework.

Meet previous winners of the prize:

The prize has been awarded for the first time at the Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference in January 2013 to Rakhyun E. Kim (Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University) for his paper on The Emergent Network Structure of the Multilateral Environmental Agreement System as the best early-career paper of the 2013 Tokyo Conference. [read more]


Hamish van der VenThe prize has been awarded for the second time at the Earth System Governance Norwich Conference in July 2014 to Hamish van der Ven (Yale University) for his paper on The Correlates of Best Practice in Transnational Eco-Labeling as the best early-career paper of the 2014 Norwich Conference. [read more]


The prize has been awarded for the third time at the Earth System Governance Canberra Conference in December 2015 to Sandra van der Hel (Department of Environmental Policy Analysis of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam), for her paper on New Science for Global Sustainability? The Institutionalisation of Knowledge Co-production in Future Earth as the best early-career paper of the 2015 Canberra Conference. [read more]


The prize has been awarded for the fourth time at the Earth System Governance Nairobi Conference in December 2016 to Robert M. Ochieng (Wageningen University & Research), for his paper on Does discourse matter in institutionalization? the case of REDD+ MRV in Indonesia, Peru and Tanzania as the best early-career paper of the 2016 Nairobi Conference. [read more]


The prize has been awarded for the fifth time at the Earth System Governance Lund Conference in October 2017 to Katharine Rietig (Newcastle University), for her paper on The Role of Policy Learning in Unlocking Deadlocked Negotiations as the best early-career paper of the 2017 Lund Conference. [read more]


The prize has been awarded for the sixth time at the Earth System Governance Utrecht Conference in November 2018 to Piero Morseletto ( Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU Amsterdam), for the paper on Confronting the nitrogen challenge: options for governance and targets as the best early-career paper of the 2018 Utrecht Conference. [read more]


The prize has been awarded for the seventh time at the Earth System Governance Mexico Conference in November 2019 to Janina Grabs ( ETH Zurich’s  Environmental Policy Lab. ), for the paper on Is private environmental governance an oxymoron? The effectiveness of market-based sustainability standards in improving ecosystem conservation as the best early-career paper of the 2019 Mexico Conference. [read more]


The prize has been awarded for the eight time at the Earth System Governance Bratislava Conference in September 2021 to Jasper Montana ( School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford), for the paper on Responsibilities for biodiversity in the Anthropocene: Allocation, enablement, and relations of responsibility in the UK Overseas Territories as the best early-career paper of the 2021 Bratislava Conference. [read more]

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