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Research Centre Amsterdam

About the Research Centre

The Amsterdam Earth System Governance Research Center is committed to contribute to the implementation of the Earth System Governance Project as part of the global alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres and brings social scientists working on earth system governance together.

It consists of the Environment Policy Analysis (EPA) Department of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the VU University Amsterdam, and the Governance and Inclusive Development (GID) programme group in the Faculty of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies of the University of AmsterdamRead more about the Research Centre Amsterdam.

Recent publications

Climate Refugees: Global, Local and Critical Approaches

The last few years have witnessed a flurry of activity in global governance and international lawseeking to address the protection…

The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming Governance Through Global Goals?

Written by an international team of over sixty experts and drawing on over three thousand scientific studies, this is the…

The Normative Foundations of International Climate Adaptation Finance

Billions of dollars are annually transferred to poor nations to help them adapt to the effects of climate change. This…

The Emergence of Geoengineering: How Knowledge Networks Form Governance Objects

For many years, suggestions to 'geoengineer' the climate occupied a marginal role in climate change science and politics. Today, visions…