• LO-ACT: Low Carbon Action in Ordinary Cities

    The challenge of LO-ACT is to enable low carbon urban development in medium and small cities in rapidly urbanising areas in East, Central and West Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.

  • Europe's approach to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: good practices and the way forward

    Commissioned by the European Parliament and undertaken by PS4SD, IDDRI, and the Earth System Governance Project, examining the governance frameworks for SDG implementation in all EU Member States and an overview of the developments at EU level and has a special focus on the role of parliaments.

  • BBNJ Initiative

    A major development in ocean governance involves the effort to devise a legally binding Implementing Agreement to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). The Earth System Governance Project is undertaking cutting-edge social science research to inform this process.

  • ReSET Programme "Governance of Global Environmental Change"

    Joint 3-year capacity building activity by the Russian State Hydrometeorological University, the Central European University and the Earth System Governance Project, supported by the Open Society Institute’s Higher Education Support program (RESET).

  • Governance 'of' and 'for' the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

    This project addresses the key issues related to governance and the SDGs in the preparation and implementation of the post-2015 agenda. It aims to discuss and communicate the role of science and governance ‘of’ and ‘for’ the SDGs to a broad audience. Key tasks are also to identify points where expert consensus emerges and to find new ideas through interaction between governance researchers and policy makers.

  • Future Earth FTI "Bright Spots: Seeds of a Good Anthropocene"

    A Future Earth Fast Track Initiative project called "Bright Spots: Seeds of a Good Anthropocene", co-led by ecoSERVICES and PECS, in collaboration with a number of other global change research project including the Earth System Governance Project, aiming at identifying where elements of a Good Anthropocene currently exist.

  • Future Earth Cluster "Extreme Events and Environments from Climate to Society" (E3S)

    A Future Earth Fast Cluster Activity "Extreme Events and Environments from Climate to Society" (E3S)”, led by iLEAPS, in collaboration with a number of other global change research project including the Earth System Governance Project aiming at identifying, bringing together and mobilizing the GEC communities which together address a wide perspective on climate extremes, improved adaptation techniques, and governance strategies.

  • Climate-Smart Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Study on the barriers and opportunities for promoting climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in sub-Saharan Africa including scoping studies through the work of national consultants and assessed practices and policies in 15 Eastern and Southern African countries commissioned by the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and a comparative assessment and synthesis of the findings conducted by the Earth System Governance Foundation.