Earth system governance is defined in this project as the interrelated and increasingly integrated system of formal and informal rules, rule-making systems, and actor-networks at all levels of human society (from local to global) that are set up to steer societies towards preventing, mitigating, and adapting to global and local environmental change and, in particular, earth system transformation, within the normative context of sustainable development.
The Tokyo Conference on Earth System Governance will be held 28-31 January 2013 at the United Nations University (UNU) headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. This conference will be the fourth in a global series organized by the Earth System Governance Project. The Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference will be jointly hosted by the United Nations University 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.
The full Call for Papers will be released soon and will include further details as well as background information to the five conference themes that will be:
• Architecture of Earth System Governance in the 21st century
• Climate Governance Architecture
• The Nexus between Architecture and the other “As”
• Political Dynamics on Emerging Agencies and Architecture
• Special Conference Stream on Nuclear Safety and Post-disaster Governance
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