According to John Dryzek, democracy is absolutely integral to effective earth system governance. We know from history that democracies have a better environmental track record than authoritarian states. However, it now seems that the type of democ...▶
The two semi-plenaries on agency and accountability, which were held consecutively on Thursday, complemented each other well and illustrated some of the ways in which these two ‘A’s of the Earth System Governance (ESG) Science Plan are interlinked...▶
Isn’t there something missing? It occurred to me today that although there is lots of talk about vulnerability and justice at the conference, I have not come across any papers that look specifically at issues of gender. In fact, I noticed that the...▶
In his opening statement, Frank Biermann mentioned that the word ‘governance’ comes up 961 times in the conference programme. The Earth System Governance Project is particularly interested in ‘new’ forms of governance, that is to say private forms...▶
‘Earth System Governance – People, Places, and the Planet’ is the theme of the 2009 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimension of Global Environmental Change, taking place this week (2-4 December). I was lucky to be accepted to participate in the...▶
Kathrin Dombrowski is a PhD student in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics.