Papers invited for Earth System Governance Tokyo 2013 Conference


  • 2012•02•15     Yokohama

    The Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference, to be held on 28–31 January 2013 at UNU Headquarters, is part of a global conference series organized by the Earth System Governance Project, a ten-year research programme under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). The event will be jointly hosted by the UNU Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), the International Environmental Governance Architecture Research Group and the Tokyo Institute of Technology on behalf of the Earth System Governance Project.

    Scholars in the social and natural sciences, as well as practitioners, from the global South and North are invited to submit papers on one of the six inter-related conference themes:

    • Earth System Governance Architectures in the 21st Century;
    • Climate and Energy Governance Architectures;
    • The Nexus between Architecture and the Other “A’s” in Earth System Governance (“Allocation and Access”, “Agency”, “Accountability”, “Allocation and Access”, and “Adaptiveness”;
    • Political Dynamics in the Interface of Agency and Architecture;
    • Methodological Challenges to Complex Architectures and Multiple Agents;
    • Special Conference Stream on Nuclear Safety and Post-disaster Governance.

    Abstracts of up to 300 words must be submitted by 1 July 2012. All abstracts will be evaluated in double-blind peer-review by members of the conference review panel. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 September; the full paper will be due by 1 December 2012.

    For more information about the conference and the submission procedure, see the Call for Papers announcement on the UNU-IAS website.