At the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”), the UN member states decided on developing “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDG). The development of these goals and their indicators pose a new and important challenge to policy-making and to research.
9 May 2013 | Read more
Following in-depth deliberations over the past one and half years, an expert group at the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in India recently released the first draft of its report “Green National Accounts in India”. The group, chaired by IHDP Scientific Committee Chair Sir Partha Dasgupta, had been given the mandate by the government of India to develop a framework for green national accounts, identify data gaps and prepare a road map to implement the framework.
5 April 2013 | Read more
The IHDP National Committee Japan has established an earth system governance sub-committee to further integrate the Earth System Governance Project with the Japanese research community. |Read more
A new study led by Earth System Governance Scientific Steering Committee member Heike Schroeder and published in Nature Climate Change calls for a modernization of antiquated climate negotiations. |Read more
To advance quantitative earth system governance research, the Task Force will promote new research, foster interaction and dialogue among existing research projects, and develop architectures to promote the building and sharing of datasets. |Read more
His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito and Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako attended the Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference on 31 January 2013.
12 February 2013 | Read more
We congratulate Rakhyun E. Kim for winning the Oran R. Young Prize for his paper on The Emergent Network Structure of the Multilateral Environmental Agreement System as the best early-career paper of the 2013 Tokyo Conference.
The Oran R. Young Prize awarded by the Earth System Governance Project seeks to reward and encourage cutting-edge research on earth system governance by early-career scholars who could become the next generation of leading scholars in the field of environmental governance research – a field shaped and significantly influenced by the pioneering work of Prof. Oran R. Young. |Read more
The IHDP National Committee Japan has established a sub-committee on Earth System Governance to further integrate the Earth System Governance Project with the Japanese research community and to support the development of the Project. |Read more
Registration for Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference: ‘Complex Architectures, Multiple Agents’ is open. The conference will be held at the United Nations University Head Quarters, Tokyo, 28-31 January 2013. This conference will be the fourth in a global series organized by the Earth System Governance Project. |Read more
Against the backdrop of the official establishment of IPBES, check out an interesting article our Executive Director Anantha Duraiappah wrote in the journal “Science” last year. |Read more
IHDP Scientific Committee chair Sir Partha Dasgupta to lead India’s Green National Accounts Committee
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, chairman of the IHDP Scientific Committee, will head a high-level expert group set up by the Indian government to evaluate the impact of economic growth on the environment. The panel will provide a road map for a “green national accounting” system to help evaluate India’s GDP after taking into account environmental costs and impacts. | Read more
Twenty scientists from across the world accepted the invitation of Professors Partha Dasgupta and Anantha Duraiappah to join the 18th IHDP Scientific Committee Meeting from 20-22 October. The event, hosted by the IHDP National Committee in China (CNC-IHDP) took place in Nanjing, China. The aim of the annual meeting of IHDP’s governing body is to provide advice regarding the further strategy for the programme’s research, and development of the activity portfolio. |Read more
The Earth System Governance Project has started a new major initiative related to the upcoming “Rio+20” UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The Rio conference is less than a year away, and likely to be the biggest intergovernmental event in our field in a decade. What is clear from the preparatory process is that fresh ideas from the policy and academic community are needed. |Read more
On May 16-19, more than twenty Nobel Laureates, several leading policy makers and some of the world’s most renowned thinkers and experts on global sustainability gathered at the Third Nobel Laureate Symposium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm in the presence and with the support of HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. |Read more