Interested in working with us?

The taskforce is open to all members of the community who are interested in pushing forward knowledge and understanding related to the key categories which scholars and practitioners are invoking as they seek to make sense of contemporary environmental problems and to build new governance institutions suited to promoting sustainability in the twenty-first century. Research Fellows of the earth system governance network are especially invited, as are stakeholders and practitioners interested in these debates.

The taskforce will be organised as an international network of senior and early career scholars with a series of working groups focused on particular ideas or idea clusters. The aim is to involve scholars from different regions, disciplines and career stages in a collaborative effort. In the first instance the taskforce will be focused on preparing working papers on critical ideas related to the conceptual foundations of earth system governance. The plan is for an early iteration of this work to be presented at the 2015 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance: ‘Democracy and Resilience in the Anthropocene’. It is assumed that as the work develops taskforce members will meet at other international forums and workshops and, in time, the effort will lead to one or more collective publications.

Are you interested in participating in this exciting project? Please send us an email at and indicate the concept you want to work on and your institutional affiliation. We will get back to you soon!