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Research Centre Bath

About the Research Centre

The Earth System Governance Research Centre at Bath will be hosted by the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), an established research centre within the University. Founded in 1975, the Centre for Development Studies acts as the hub for research in the University, tackling global challenges linked to the Sustainable Development Goals.

CDS currently has two Co-Directors – James Copestake and Michael Bloomfield – who will run the ESG Research Centre out of CDS. Yixian Sun will undertake a coordinating role for all ESG Research Centre activities. All three academic leads are Senior Fellows with the ESG Project. Both the ESG Research Centre Bath and CDS itself are located within the Department of Social and Policy Sciences (SPS) within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Bath.

Recent publications

Special Issue: Artificial Intelligence & Digitalization, October 2022

New technologies present significant opportunities to manage natural resources better and safeguard the environment. For instance, artificial intelligence (AI) is…

Assessing the effectiveness of orchestrated climate action from five years of summits
Five years of climate action and summitry have taught us valuable lessons. Orchestrators of climate action can positively influence performance by setting minimum requirements for credibility and robustness among the initiatives they engage.
Transforming Biodiversity Governance
Edited by Ingrid J. Visseren-Hamakers, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Marcel T. J. Kok, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
2021 Annual Report
The Earth System Governance Project seeks to mobilise and advance scholarship at the interface between global environmental change and governance. Discover how by learning more about the project in this summary of 2021!