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Working Groups

Working groups are formal groups that mobilize scholars to collaboratively engage with key issues of governance of the environment and sustainability, within a well-defined research area and in alignment with the Earth System Governance research agenda. Working groups are community-driven, commonly led by senior Research Fellows or Lead Faculty. You don’t have to be a research fellow of the project to participate in these groups, so please reach out to the connected conveners to become involved.

Working Group on Democracy

The concept of ecological democracy (or green, environmental democracy) revolves around how to make a commitment…

Asia-Pacific Working Group

The Asia-Pacific Working Group has an independent website that will be regularly updated by its members.…

Working Group on Environment, Representation and Rights.
ESGRREW was created in 2016, opening an inclusive and ethical space where different perspectives can join forces to shape a common understanding of our world in law and policy
Urban Working Group

The Urban Working Group of the Earth System Governance Project was created at the end of…

Carbon Removal Working Group

Creating and enhancing carbon sinks has become the newest pillar of climate policy in the era…

Working Group on Economic Downturn and Climate Action

Climate action by state and non-state actors has become increasingly urgent, if the world is to…

Recent publications

2021 Annual Report
The Earth System Governance Project seeks to mobilise and advance scholarship at the interface between global environmental change and governance. Discover how by learning more about the project in this summary of 2021!
Transforming Biodiversity Governance

Over fifty years of global conservation has failed to bend the curve of biodiversity loss, so we need to transform…

Special Issue: Towards a Sectoral Perspective on Global Climate Governance. Volume 8, June 2021

Tim Rayner, Sebastian Oberthür and Lukas Hermwille coordinated this special issue. The authors derived six major findings from the contributions…