San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The 2014 Norwich Conference on Earth System Governance is the annual conference of the Earth System Governance Project. The conference will address the five analytical themes defined in the Project's Science Plan: with a focus on access and allocation. Architecture relates to the emergence, design and effectiveness of governance arrangements. Agency addresses questions of who governs the earth system and how. Adaptiveness research explores the ability of governance systems to change in the face of new knowledge and challenges as well as to enhance adaptiveness of social-ecological systems in the face of major disturbances. Accountability refers to the democratic quality of environmental governance arrangements. Finally, access and allocation deal with justice, equity, and fairness. These analytical themes are united by the cross-cutting themes of power, knowledge, norms and scale.
The 2014 Norwich Conference will focus on two main themes: 1) Access and allocation of Water, Food, Energy, Health and Wellbeing, Forests and Carbon Rights and 2) Transformative Pathways to Sustainability.
For more information go to norwich2014.earthsystemgovernance.org