In order to help us develop the final conference programme, please complete your registration by 1 October 2018. Authors that have not registered by this deadline will be removed from the conference programme.
Would you like to start the conference by learning about the Dutch experience of working with the abundance of water in our low-lying country? Join the conference excursion on Sunday, led by water governance expert Dr Carel Dieperink. More info and registration here: Living with Water – Exploring Dutch Polders, Dikes, and Canals
The Oran R. Young Prize will be awarded for the sixth time at the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance. Submission deadline is 1 October. Welcome with your nomination!
Although the call for papers for the conference is now closed, we are still accepting applications for the Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance that will be held just prior to the conference (31 October – 4 November 2018). Confirmed speakers include Prof Oran Young, Prof Maarten Hajer, Prof Louis Lebel, Prof Derk Loorbach and Dr Aarti Gupta. See here for a full list of speakers and information on how to apply. Deadline for applications is Monday April 16.
Following a request by earth system governance researchers in the UK, who are on strike, we have decided to extend the deadline for submissions of abstracts to the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance.
New deadline: 24:00 CET, 21 March 2018.
#solidarity: In support of our striking colleagues at the UK universities, we extend the Call for Papers for the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance until Wed., 21 March, 24:00 hrs CET. Formal announcement follows. #ESG2018 @ESG_Project #UCUstrike #USStrikes @UCU pic.twitter.com/hj9sjFoJPM
— Frank Biermann (@FHBBiermann) March 16, 2018
The programme of Plenary and Semi-plenary Sessions for the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance is now online. We are also delighted to introduce you to the conference keynote speakers. The deadline to submit your abstracts for papers, panels and innovative sessions is 19 March 2018.
The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) published a podcast interview with Agni Kalfagianni (Utrecht University), the co-chair of the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance. This podcast, hosted by the executive director of ACUNS, Alistair Edgar, discusses the upcoming conference and winter school as well as the work of the New Directions Initiative of which Agni Kalfagianni is a Coordinating Lead Author.
The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is an Alliance Partner for the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance.
ACUNS is a global professional association of educational and research institutions, individual scholars, and practitioners active in the work and study of the United Nations, multilateral relations, global governance, and international cooperation. ACUNS promotes teaching on these topics, as well as dialogue and mutual understanding across and between academics, practitioners, civil society and students.
Prior to the conference we will host a five-day Winter School for early-career researchers.
The Winter School will be held 31 October – 4 November 2018 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The call for applications is now open. Application deadline is 16 April.
We are delighted to invite you to the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance: “Governing Global Sustainability in a Complex World – Key Research Insights & New Research Directions”.
The Call for Papers is now open!
The conference will be held 5-8 November 2018 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Abstract submission deadline is 19 March 2018.