Published on Nov 16, 2010

The science agenda of the Earth System Governance Project stands at the centre of a special issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics that is published recently.

The first article of this special issue of International Environmental Agreements (Volume 10, Number 4) introduces the scientific agenda and other articles present new cutting-edge research that builds on this ambitious science plan. Most contributions have been spearheaded by members of the scientific steering committee of the Project, along with several colleagues who have joined the Project after its launch.

Further special issues are on their way on Agency, Accountability and Legitimacy, and on Governance of REDD. Many more Earth System Governance publications are forthcoming.

Table of content:

Editorial
Frank Biermann & Ruben Zondervan

Earth system governance: a research framework
Frank Biermann, Michele M. Betsill, Joyeeta Gupta, Norichika Kanie, Louis Lebel, Diana Liverman, Heike Schroeder, Bernd Siebenhüner & Ruben Zondervan

Allocation and architecture in climate governance beyond Kyoto: lessons from interdisciplinary research on target setting
Norichika Kanie, Hiromi Nishimoto, Yasuaki Hijioka & Yasuko Kameyama

Agency in international climate negotiations: the case of indigenous peoples and avoided deforestation
Heike Schroeder

The role of social learning in adaptiveness: insights from water management
Louis Lebel, Torsten Grothmann & Bernd Siebenhüner

Pursuits of adaptiveness in the shared rivers of Monsoon Asia
Louis Lebel, Jianchu Xu, Ram C. Bastakoti & Amrita Lamba

Access and allocation in earth system governance: water and climate change compared
Joyeeta Gupta & Louis Lebel

Filling the gap? An analysis of non-governmental organizations responses to participation and representation deficits in global climate governance
Kathrin Dombrowski