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#ESGfindings on Climate Governance

Climate change has been a key issue area of Earth System Governance research from the very beginning, resulting in more than 100 directly climate governance relevant publications over the course of the last years. More than 40% of our Research Fellows are currently active in research primarily related to climate change governance.

To make the findings from this research by the Earth System Governance global community visible and easily accessible in the run-up to and during the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris, we will share key findings via our @ESG_Climate account on Twitter and on Facebook.

This page will be updated frequently with information related to climate governance and the UNFCCC COP21 from the Earth System Governance network.



Future Earth at COP21

The Earth System Governance Project is a core project of Future Earth. Future Earth will have a booth at COP21 which will be a lively focal point for the scientific community attending COP21. It will also provide a number of services, such as regular briefings on the negotiations from members of our community and highlights about relevant side events and off-site events. For more information see the Future Earth website.

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A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Nonstate Action to Strengthen Global Climate Governance

In a recent article 13 experts including many members of the Earth System Governance Network, representing a range of academic, professional, and civil society organizations, argue for a comprehensive framework for nonstate action, to maximize the potential of nonstate and subnational efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The experts synthesise work on ‘orchestration’, ‘transnational governance networks’ and ‘partnerships’, and translate evidence emerging in social science into a practical policy approach.


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