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Earth System Governance TV

Some conference sessions and webinars are available on our YouTube channel. Explore below the playlists available.


No Fear in Early Career

No Fear in Early Career - Early Career Scholars Interview Senior Scholars from the ESG Network

In this series, members of the early career committee will go into conversation with with senior scholars, delving into their personal experiences as early career researchers. You'll hear about the ...challenges they faced, the opportunities they seized, and the lessons they learned along the way. They'll be asking questions like ‘how was life for you in your early career', or ‘what is the best advice you received?

To kick off this series, we have a great first episode lined up for you! Cebuan Bliss from the ESG Early Career Committee chats to Louis Kotze, a senior scholar from Northwest University and a valued member and co-chair of the ESG Scientific Steering Committee. Louis will be sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience, offering a unique perspective on making your way from your PhD to a longer, meaningful career in ESG research.

Tune in to this ESG YouTube channel @ Earth System Governance TV to catch the first episode and follow along as we explore the insights of senior scholars in the ESG network. #ESG #EarlyCareer #InterviewSeries #Inspiration.[+] Show More

2022 Toronto

Opening Plenery Session of the 2022 Toronto Conference with Keynote from Tzeporah Beman.

This conference was opened by the Conference Chairs, and the Oran R. Young Prize for best early career paper was presented.

The keynote presentation was by Tzeporah Berman: "Oil Politics in ...a World on Fire"

"After a summer of record heatwaves, floods and fires sweeping the planet and displacing millions of people, the worlds governments in New York in September and did…very little to slow down the devastating impacts of climate change. Reflecting on her experiences meeting the CEO’s of oil companies, advising governments, blockading fossil fuel projects and now building a campaign for a new global fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty, Tzeporah Berman joins the 2022 Conference on Earth System Governance to discuss what’s holding us back from climate progress, whether Net Zero commitments are hurting or helping and whether there is reason for hope in a world on fire."[+] Show More

Sustainable Development Goals

The Political Effects of the SDGs since 2015 - Findings from the global SDG Impact Assessment

Official virtual side event to the HLPF, July 5th 2022

The session takes stock of the core findings of the SDG Impact Assessment and concludes with a high-level discussion on how the ...2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can move beyond political discourse. Panelists discuss how to galvanize solutions in all societal sectors that lead to fundamental and transformational change. The knowledge obtained during this side-event serves as valuable input for the 2023 midterm review of the SDGs.

The discussion is based on the key findings of the global SDG Impact Assessment, the first meta-analysis of the available scientific knowledge about the steering effects of the SDGs. 61 researchers across the globe were involved in assessing a body of over 3000 scientific studies on the SDGs.

The SDG Assessment is an open access Cambridge University Press publication, access here:

The recently published Nature Sustainability article, 'Scientific evidence on the political impact of the Sustainable Development Goals,' presents the key findings of the SDG Assessment, read here:,institutional%20steering%20that%20promotes%20inclusiveness.[+] Show More

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