Published on Dec 16, 2015

The Earth System Governance Project is glad to announce the new Task Force on Accountability in Global Environmental Governance (AGEG).

AGEG is advancing a research program on how to assess (and ultimately ensure) the accountability of global environmental governance. It seeks to create a coherent theoretical framework to investigate the nature of accountability in global environmental governance; to examine whether accountability gaps exist across environmental cases within the framework; and to identify whether these gaps constitute a governance problem and can be ameliorated. AGEG is the first global approach to understanding and mapping accountability in global environmental governance and will significantly contribute to advance our research on the analytical problem of accountability in earth system governance.

Teresa Kramarz (University of Toronto) and Susan Park (University of Sydney) established AGEG to promote collaborative research on the accountability of global environmental governance by bringing together scholars with intimate knowledge of key environmental regimes (air, water, forests, energy and climate) along with scholars of global institutions (the United Nations Environmental Program, the World Bank and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change among others).