Draft programme

2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance

Governing Global Sustainability in a Complex World

Key Research Insights & New Research Directions

 

5-8 November 2018

 

Draft Programme

 

Hosted by:

Earth System Governance project

Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development,  The Netherlands

 

Co-hosted by:

Colorado State University, Environmental Governance Working Group, United States of America

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Germany

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany

Keio University, Japan

Utrecht University, Strategic Programme “Institutions for Open Societies”, The Netherlands

Utrecht University, Strategic Programme “Pathways to Sustainability”, The Netherlands

University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment, Canada

 


Wednesday, 31 October – Sunday, 4 November

2018 Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance

Academic Directors: Dr Rakhyun E. Kim and Dr Joost Vervoort, Utrecht University

Separate application only


Sunday, 4 November

Conference Excursion: Living with Water – Exploring Dutch Polders, Dikes, and Canals

Time: tbc

Academic Advisor: Carel Dieperink,  Utrecht University

Separate registration only

Lead Faculty Reception

Time: 18:00-20:00

Location: Academiegebouw

Invitation only

Welcome Reception for members of the old and new Scientific Steering Committee, Lead Faculty and Lead Authors of the 2018 Science and Implementation Plan.

Welcome Addresses

Bas van Bavel, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Maarten Hajer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

 


Monday, 5 November

Opening plenary

Time: 9:00-10.30

Opening Address

Frank Biermann and Agni Kalfagianni, Co-Chairs

Welcome Addresses

Piet Hoekstra, Dean, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

N.N., Rector Magnificus, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2018 Oran Young Award

Presentation by Heike Schroeder, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Laudatio by Oran R. Young, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States of America

Roundtable discussion

Speakers tbc

Parallel panels I

Time: 11:00-12:30

Lead Faculty Lunch

Time: 12:30-13:30

Invitation only

Semi-Plenary Session I – Architectures of Earth System Governance

Time: 13:30-15:00

Panel Convenor: Rakhyun E. Kim, Co-Author, 2018 ESG Science Plan, and Utrecht University

The Institutional Diagnostic Approach to Earth System Governance

Oran R. Young, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States of America

Governance for Sustainable Development: What Works When, How and Why

Peter Driessen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

The Global Architecture of Sustainable Development Goals

Norichika Kanie, Keio University, Japan

Semi-Plenary II – Agency in Earth System Governance

Time: 13:30-15:00

Panel Convenor: Vasna Ramasar, Co-Author, 2018 ESG Science Plan, and Lund University

Agency beyond the State: Harvesting Insights from the Earth System Project

Michele M. Betsill, Colorado State University, United States of America

Cities in Earth System Governance

Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University, United Kingdom

Systemic Risks: Challenges for Earth System Governance

Ortwin Renn, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany

Parallel panels II

Time: 16:30-17:00

Parallel panels III

Time: 17:15-18:45

Welcome Reception

Time: 19:00

Inauguration of the Earth System Governance International Project Office at Utrecht University

Piet Hoekstra, Dean, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University


Tuesday, 6 November

Parallel panels IV

Time: 09:00-10:30

Semi-Plenary III – Accountability and Democracy in Earth System Governance

Time 11:00-12:30

Panel Convenor: Jonathan Pickering, Lead Author, 2018 Science and Implementation Plan, and University of Canberra

Democracy in Earth System Governance

John Dryzek, University of Canberra, Australia

Accountability in Earth System Governance: Findings from the Project’s Accountability Taskforce

Susan Park, University of Sydney, Australia

Legitimacy in Earth System Governance

Steven Bernstein , University of Toronto, Canada

Semi-Plenary IV – Allocation and Equity in Earth System Governance

Time: 11:00-12:30

Panel Convenor: Andrea Gerlak, Lead Author, 2018 ESG Science Plan, and University of Arizona

Allocation and Access in the Context of Climate Change and Land

Lennart Olsson, Lund University, Sweden

Equity Matters for Global Food Security and Sustainability

Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo, Canada

Investing in Future Insecurities: Transboundary Drivers and Consequences of Large-scale Infrastructure Development

Louis Lebel, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Research Centres Lunch

Time: 12:30-13:30

Invitation only

Parallel panels V

Time: 13:30-15:00

Plenary Session: Earth System Governance Research – Taking Stock, Moving Forward

Time: 15:30-17:00

Earth System Governance: Insights from a Global Research Network

Frank Biermann, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Earth System Governance: The New Science Agenda

Sarah Burch, Waterloo University, Canada

Aarti Gupta, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Cristina Inoue, University of Brasília, Brazil

Agni Kalfagianni, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Åsa Persson, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden

Conference dinner

Time: tbc


Wednesday, 7 November

Parallel panels VI

Time: 09:00-10:30

Semi-Plenary V – Adaptiveness and Transformation

Time: 11:00-12:30

Panel Convenor: Joost Vervoort, Lead Author, 2018 Science and Implementation Plan, and Utrecht University

Global Transformation: A View from Africa

David Mungai, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Transforming Global Governance for Sustainability

Dirk Messner, German Development Institute, Germany

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and Achieving 1.5C: A Challenge of Transformation

Diana Liverman, University of Arizona, United States of America

Semi-Plenary VI – Concepts and Theories

Time: 11:00-12:30

Panel Convenor: James Patterson, Lead Author, 2018 Science and Implementation Plan, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The United Nations and Earth System Governance

Lorraine Elliott, Australian National University, Australia

International Environmental Law and Earth System Governance

Michelle Scobie, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

The Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance

James Meadowcroft, Carleton University, Canada

Parallel panels VII

Time: 13:30-15:00

Parallel panels VIII

Time: 15:30-17:00

Closing Plenary

Time: 17:00-18:00

Research Fellows Party

Time: tbc

 


Thursday, 8 November – The Taskforce Space

This day is reserved for taskforces, harvesting initiatives, and similar working groups of the Earth System Governance Project to find collective space to advance writing projects, plan new events, and shape the research and outreach agenda in the numerous subfields of the Earth System Governance Project.

Opening Plenary: A New Role For Science in the Anthropocene?

Time: 9:00-10.30

Panel Convenor and Chair: Ruben Zondervan, Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project, and Lund University

Parallel Workshops

Time: 11:00-18:00

More information about the Special Taskforce and Meeting Day