The Earth System Governance Project as a network organization: a critical assessment after ten years
Biermann, F. ; Betsill, Michele M. ; Burch, S. ; Dryzek, John ; Gordon, Christopher ; Gupta, A. ; Gupta, Joyeeta ; Inoue, Cristina ; Kalfagianni, Agni ; Kanie, Norichika ; Olsson, Lennart ; Persson, Åsa ; Schroeder, H. ; Scobie, Michelle - \ 2019
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 39 (2019). - ISSN 1877-3435 - p. 17 - 23.
The social sciences have engaged since the late 1980s in international collaborative programmes to study questions of sustainability and global change. This article offers an in-depth analysis of the largest long-standing social-science network in this field: the Earth System Governance Project. Originating as a core project of the former International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, the Earth System Governance Project has matured into a global, self-sustaining research network, with annual conferences, numerous taskforces, research centers, regional research fellow meetings, three book series, an open access flagship journal, and a lively presence in social media. The article critically reviews the experiences of the Earth System Governance network and its integration and interactions with other programmes over the last decade.
New directions in earth system governance research
Burch, Sarah ; Gupta, A. ; Inoue, C. ; Kalfagianni, Agni ; Persson, Asa ; Gerlak, Andrea K. ; Ishii, Atsushi ; Patterson, James ; Pickering, Jonathan ; Scobie, M. ; Heijden, Jeroen van der; Vervoort, J. ; Adler, Carolina ; Bloomfield, Michael ; Djalante, Riyante ; Dryzek, John ; Galaz, Victor ; Gordon, Christopher ; Harmon, Renée ; Jinnah, Sikina ; Kim, Rakhyun E. ; Olsson, Lennart ; Leeuwen, J. van; Ramasar, Vasna ; Wapner, Paul ; Zondervan, R. - \ 2019
Earth System Governance 1 (2019). - ISSN 2589-8116 - 18 p.
Governance - Research networks - Earth system - Transformation
The Earth System Governance project is a global research alliance that explores novel, effective governance mechanisms to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of the planet. A decade after its inception, this article offers an overview of the project's new research framework (which is built upon a review of existing earth system governance research), the goal of which is to continue to stimulate a pluralistic, vibrant and relevant research community. This framework is composed of contextual conditions (transformations, inequality, Anthropocene and diversity), which capture what is being observed empirically, and five sets of research lenses (architecture and agency, democracy and power, justice and allocation, anticipation and imagination, and adaptiveness and reflexivity). Ultimately the goal is to guide and inspire the systematic study of how societies prepare for accelerated climate change and wider earth system change, as well as policy responses.
Global Goal Setting for Improving National Governance and Policy
Biermann, F. ; Stevens, C. ; Bernstein, S. ; Gupta, A. ; Kanie, N. ; Nilsson, M. ; Scobie, M. - \ 2017
In: Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation / Kanie, Norichika, Biermann, Frank, Cambridge : MIT Press (Earth System Governance: A Core Research Project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change ) - ISBN 9780262035620 - p. 75 - 98.
Can better governance, in itself, be a subject for global goal setting? This question stands at the center of this chapter, which focuses on the inclusion of “governance goals” in global goal-setting mechanisms, especially the Sustainable Development Goals agreed upon by the UN General Assembly in September 2015 as part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UNGA 2015). While our discussion is inspired by the negotiations around governance goals and targets within the context of Sustainable Development Goals, we seek to build a broader analytic approach that goes beyond the integration of governance in this specific context.
|Report of the fourth external Programme and Management Review of the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia.
Walton, D.J. ; Scobie, G.M. ; Comerma, J. ; Dart, P. ; Jacobsen, E. ; Gell Mason, M. ; Cauphepe, M. ; Emechebe, A.M. ; Joshi, J. ; Sachdeva, P.P. ; Collinson, M. - \ 1995
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