The Task Force on Conceptual Foundations will be strongly represented at the 2015 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance with a semi-plenary session, four panel sessions, and a few lunch-time meetings.
For an overview see the Task Force on Conceptual Foundations at 2015 Canberra Conference leaflet.
Semi-Plenary II – Interrogating the Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance
Monday @ 3:30pm, Hedley Bull LT1
This semi-plenary focuses on understanding key concepts, which provide new ways of thinking about the challenge of Earth System Governance. It draws on the activities of the Taskforce on the Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance, which began its work earlier in the year. Two of the presentations engage with critical notions which have been proposed to make sense of the complex challenges facing human societies in the twenty first century – the concepts of Resilience and of the Anthropocene. The third presentation looks more generally at the challenge of critically interrogating key concepts in the global environmental domain.
Chair: Michelle Scobie, University of the West Indies. Speakers: Lennart Olsson, Lund University; Eva Lövbrand, Linköping University; James Meadowcroft, Carleton University (via skype)
Lunchtime working group meetings
- Transformations and Transitions, Monday 12:30-13:30, Coombs Extension SR 1.13
- The Anthropocene, Tuesday 12:30-13:30, Coombs Extension LT 1.04
- Ecological/Green Democracy, Wednesday 12:30-13:30, Coombs Extension LT 1.04
If you are interested in learning more about the Taskforce:
- General Meeting, Tuesday 12:30- 13:30, Coombs Extension SR 1.13