Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)
The Earth System Governance Project operates under the direction of a Scientific Steering Committee. The role of the Scientific Steering Committee is to guide the implementation of the Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan, and ensure the continuation and thriving of the Earth System Governance network.
Current serving Co-Chairs:
- Prof. Louis Kotzé
- Dr. Jonathan Pickering
Co-Chairs are elected internally by the Scientific Steering Committee for a two-year term.
SSC Portfolio Structure
Matters are dealt with by portfolios led by individuals or groups of committee members, structured per strategic domains identified through the Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan. Each portfolio has an annual work plan and lead committee members regularly report on progress to the rest of the committee.
The Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Committee meets quarterly, preferably meeting jointly on location for a larger annual meeting. Members serve for a limited term, usually no more than 5 years. New members are appointed by the Scientific Steering Committee through a unanimous decision. Appointments take into account academic standing and potential contribution to the project, as well as the overall balance in terms of disciplines, geographical backgrounds, gender, and professional seniority.