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Research Fellow Publications

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.

Compound urban crises

The crises that cities face—such as climate change, pandemics, economic downturn, and racism—are tightly interlinked and cannot be addressed in…

The Bioeconomy–Biodiversity Nexus: Enhancing or Undermining Nature’s Contributions to People?

Bioeconomy has become fundamental for a post-fossil-resources society, in line with climate change mitigation ambitions. Although it does not have…

Quo vadis, Brazil? Environmental Malgovernance under Bolsonaro and the Ambiguous Role of the Sustainable Development Goals

Brazil has continuously been in the international spotlight, first as an emerging economy improving social inclusion and sustainable development, then…

Unacceptable Agency: Part I of The Problem of an Unloving World

The Earth System Governance Project is the largest scholarly body in the world devoted to articulating governance of the Earth’s…

Benefit sharing and conflict transformation: Insights for and from REDD+ forest governance in sub-Saharan Africa

In light of growing pressure on forests benefit sharing is increasingly gaining attention as a governance approach to facilitating more…

Legal Framework for Sustainable Floating City Development: A Case Study of the Netherlands

Sustainable floating city development has recently gained increasing popularity as a serious solution to climate change threats and land scarcity…

Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) v Royal Dutch Shell

This note provides an analysis of the judgment of the District Court of The Hague, Netherlands, in the case initiated…

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