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Call for papers to the 2017 ESG Conference

The 8th Earth System Governance conference will address the overarching theme ‘Allocation and Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World’. This theme acknowledges the multiple crises faced across the world and the uneven distribution of their impacts.

The Conference is hosted by Lund University and jointly organised by LUCSUS and the Earth System Governance (ESG) Project.

Vasna Ramasar, a researcher at LUCSUS, will act as conference chair this year.

- I am very excited about the opportunities we have to build an interactive conference that inspires creativity and a deeper engagement by the ESG community with the challenges of inequality and global warming. The theme of allocation and access is very apt in today’s world, and should give rise to interesting interdisciplinary questions, says Vasna Ramasar.

- I hope we will receive a number of thought-provoking papers from different disciplines addressing not only the theme but topics relevant to earth system governance in general. In a time of increasing inequality, it is more important than ever that academia contributes to a better understanding of the dynamics of environmental change, its influence on society and how earth system governance can contribute to a more just and sustainable world.

The conference will be held 9-11th October at LUCSUS and coincides with the 350th anniversary of Lund University.

The Earth System Governance Project is a global research alliance and the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change. Lund University has a long-standing relationship with the project, predominantly through LUCSUS and the Department of Political Science.

Deadline for call for papers: 20th March.

Read more about the call for papers and the conference at

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