News Archive 2007-2009
The 2009 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, is held 2-4 December 2009. For more information and the full programme see the conference website. During the 2009 Amsterdam Conference reports and impressions will be posted by Earth System Governance Research Fellows on the conference blog ‘Navigating the Anthropocene’, hosted by ‘The Broker’. → Conference Blog ‘Navigating the Anthropocene’
On 22 October 2009 the Earth System Governance Project, in collaboration with the European Commission Delegation in Beijing, organised a Roundtable on The Future of Environmental Governance in China: New actors, new mechanisms and global dimensions. The successful Roundtable was attended by thirty six high-level academics and practitioners in environmental governance in China, and has been a promising start of long-term collaboration on Earth System Governance in China. [Agenda and Report]
The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), launched the Call for Papers for the 11th Biennial Conference: Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis, 22 – 25 August 2010, Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany. The deadline for online submission is 31 October 2009. [Conference Website]
New Affiliated Project: Strengthening the Capacity for Policy Research on Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture and Water Sectors. The project aims to strengthen research capacity on mainstreaming climate change adaptation concerns into agricultural and water policies and create a network for adaptation policy research in Asia (ARPNAP: Adaptation Research and Policy Network for Asia and the Pacific). [Project Details]
Frank Biermann, chair of the Earth System Governance Project, held a key-note presentation on “Earth System Governance: Outline of a global research programme” at the closing plenary of the 8th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, 29 June – 2 July 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference was organised by the ESEE – European Society for Ecological Economics, and the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty.
New Affiliated Project: Improving Climate Change Governance: Actors, Agency and Lessons. This Earth System Governance research project will focus on configurations of political actor groups in the performance of international environmental governance components. We hope that by better understanding the process of international environmental governance, from a comparative focused study of the wide array of multilateral environmental agreements and regimes to date, we may be able to derive some best governance practices which can be applied to the climate change negotiations. [Project Details]
The call for papers for the 2009 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change has been closed on 15 May 2009. 515 abstracts have been submitted by colleagues from more than 64 countries. All abstracts are currently under review by an International Review Panel. Please see www.ac2009.earthsystemgovernance.org for more information on the conference and the review process.
COMPON presents the report of the Workshop on Sociological Perspectives on Global Climate Change, held 30-31 May 2008, Arlington, United States. The purpose of the workshop was to identify ways to increase sociology´s capacity to conduct climate change research, to motivate research that contributes solutions to a global problem of historical importance, and, to expand sociological participation in interdisciplinary research and education about global climate change. [report download]
The Earth System Governance Project welcomes two new members to its Scientific Steering Committee: Professor Susana Camargo Vieira, professor of law at the Universidade de Itaúna, Brazil; and Professor Pius Z. Yanda, Director of the Institute of Resource Assessment of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Both new members have been appointed by the IHDP Scientific Committee on 2 May 2009.
The final Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan is now available. The Science Plan is meant to provide an overarching outline, as a common set of questions for the study of earth system governance. The Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan is available in English and Japanese here. Hardcopies can be requested from the International Project Office.
The Earth System Governance Project has been strongly represented at the IHDP Open Meeting 2009, 26-30 April 2009, Bonn, Germany. An overview of the Earth System Governance related events is available for download. For more information see here.
The Earth System Governance Project convened a session at the IARU International Scientific Congress “Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions”, 10-12 March 2009, Copenhagen. A press release is available for download. See also the events section.
We invite you to the 2009 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, to be held 2-4 December 2009. This conference will be the ninth event in the series of annual European Conferences on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. This year´s conference will also be the global launch event of the Earth System Governance Project. The conference is hosted jointly by the Institute for Environmental Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Netherlands Research School for Socio-economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE). Please see www.ac2009.earthsystemgovernance.org for more information and the Call for Papers.
Governance of Natural Resources in a Multi-Level Context, 19 – 22 January 2010, Leipzig, Germany. GoverNat invites the research community, administrators and NGO representatives to discuss the project’s results and present own approaches and experiences in natural resource governance. [conference website & call for papers]
The Earth System Governance Research Fellows flyer is now available. [download]. Fellows are early to mid-level career colleagues who seek to link their own research projects with the broader themes and questions advanced by the Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan.
An advance unedited version of Earth System Governance: People, Places and the Planet. Science and Implementation Plan of the Earth System Governance Project is now available! [more information and download]. The new flyer of the Earth System Governance Project is available for download as well. [download]
New Affiliated Project: COST Action – The Transformation of Global Environmental Governance: Risks and Opportunities. [more information]
On Thursday, 16 October 2008, the IHDP Scientific Committee approved the Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan, and appointed the Scientific Steering Committee of the project. Following these decisions, the Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Commitee held its first meeting on 17-18 October 2008 in New Delhi, India.
In the evening of 16 October 2008, the start of the Project was celebrated at the reception “From IDGEC to ESG – Passing the Torch” in New Delhi, India. At the reception, the former chair of the IDGEC Project, Prof. Oran Young, presented the first IDGEC-synthesis book “Institutions and Environmental Change. Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers”, and Prof. Frank Biermann, chair of the Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Committee, presented the Earth System Governance Science Plan.