* 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance
The 2016 Conference on Earth System Governance will address the overarching theme of ‘Confronting Complexity and Inequality’. This conference ? the seventh in our conference series ? will take place in Nairobi, 7-9 December 2016.
Through the double-blind review process by our international review panel, 175 papers from 41 countries have been accepted for presentation at the conference.
The conference will be held at the University of Nairobi’s College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences on the Upper Kabete Campus. The local host of the conference is the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies and the conference co-hosting institutions are:
We hope to announce some more co-hosts soon. The conference is endorsed by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and Future Earth. See the conference website for frequently updated information.
* Critical Dialogue on Earth System Governance
Do we need stronger global institutions? Or more global deliberation and democracy? Or possibly both? Such questions, central to many activities in the Earth System Governance community, stood recently at the centre of a “Critical Dialogue” by John S. Dryzek and Frank Biermann in the APSA journal Perspectives on Politics. Read more here.
* Copernicus Institute at Utrecht University has joined Global Alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres
The Earth System Governance Project is delighted to announce that the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development has joined the Global Alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres. This Alliance is a world-wide network of major research hubs that support the implementation of the Earth System Governance Science Plan and act as focal points in their regions and their areas of research. Read more here.
* Partner Institutions of Earth System Governance Project Discuss Joint Teaching Programmes
On 21-23 March, representatives of Colorado State University, Lund University, University of Toronto and Utrecht University met in Fort Collins, Colorado, to discuss joint teaching programmes. Read more here.
* Sikina Jinnah receives ISA Sprout Award
This year’s Harold and Margaret Sprout Award of the International Studies Association (ISA) for the best book in international environmental affairs is awarded to our Research Fellow Sikina Jinnah, American University's School of International Service, for her book Post-treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance. The book has been published in the Earth System Governance series of The MIT Press in 2014. Read more here.
* Call for Abstracts
Workshop on Ecological Democracy: Always Greener on the Other Side? Research workshop at the University of Sydney, 20-21 February 2017. The workshop is part of the Task Force on the Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance. Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2016
* Upcoming Events
- 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change: Transformative Global Climate Governance “après Paris”, 23-24 May 2016, Berlin, Germany. Organized by the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin, and endorsed by: the Earth System Governance Project; Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Governance; LIAISE; and the German Association for Political Science.
- Joint Lund University and Stockholm Environment Institute Workshop: “The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Their Reform”, 16-17 June 2016, Stockholm, Sweden. Organized by Lund University and the Stockholm Environment Institute, funded by the project “International Economic Institutions and Domestic Actors in the Climate Regime Complex” and the SEI Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change. Endorsed by the Earth System Governance Project.
- Disclosing Sustainability: The Transformative Power of Transparency?, 24-25 June 2016, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Organized by the Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University; sponsored, among others, by the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Environment and Society (ISA-RC24), and the Earth System Governance Project.
- 3rd Summer School of Sustainability: The Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems, 3-8 July 2016, Reims, France. Organized jointly by URCA University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne and the SENSE Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment. Endorsed by the Earth System Governance Project.
- Section on EPI during ECPR General Conference Prague 2016, 7-10 September 2016, Prague, the Czech Republic. The Environmental Policy Integration (EPI) group of the Task Force on Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance organizes a section for the next ECPR General Conference in Prague with the title “Environmental Policy Integrations in Times of Transition”.
- 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance: Confronting Complexity and Inequality, 7-9 December 2016, Nairobi, Kenya.
* New Books in the Earth System Governance series with MIT Press
Nicholson, Simon, Sikina Jinnah (editors). New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2016.
* Other Recent Publications
More publications and abstracts can be found at: www.earthsystemgovernance.org/publications
Barau, Aliyu Salisu, and Ismail Said. From goodwill to good deals: FELDA land resettlement scheme and the ascendancy of the landless poor in Malaysia. Land Use Policy, 54: 423?431. 2016.
Blumstein, Sabine. Managing Adaptation: International Donors’ Influence on International River Basin Organizations in Southern Africa. Earth System Governance Working Paper, No.36 2016.
Kim, Rakhyun E. The Nexus between International Law and the Sustainable Development Goals. RECIEL (Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law), 25 (1): 15-26. 2016.
Martin, Adrian, Brendan Coolsaet, Esteve Corbera, Neil M. Dawson, James A. Fraser, Ina Lehman and Iokiñe Rodriguez. Justice and Conservation: The Need to Incorporate Recognition. Biological Conservation, 197: 254?261. 2016.
Mbeva, Kennedy Liti, and Pieter Pauw. Self-Differentiation of Countries' Responsibilities. Addressing Climate Change through Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. Discussion Paper 4. Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). 2016.
Persson, Åsa, Nina Weitz and Måns Nilsson. Follow-up and Review of the Sustainable Development Goals: Alignment vs. Internalization. RECIEL (Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law), 25 (1): 59-68. 2016.
- Postdoc Researcher Urban Water Governance, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. Deadline: 15 May 2016