Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

2015 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance - Democracy & Resilience in the Anthropocene

Date: 14 December 2015 - 16 December 2015
Location: Canberra, Australia

'Democracy and Resilience in the Anthropocene’ is the overarching theme for the 2015 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance. Resilience and the Anthropocene are increasingly prominent in contemporary narratives of global environmental change, with important implications for how we think about governance. Can democratic politics at the local, national and global level rise to the challenges that these concepts present? Are the types of governance they appear to promote desirable? What are the consequences of non-democratic politics or polities for resilience, and for transitions and transformations towards more sustainable futures? The Canberra Conference will be a lively forum for hundreds of scientists to examine, explore and challenge some of the core ideas underlying earth system governance.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for paper abstracts: 1 March 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: 13 April 2015
  • Full papers due: 14 November 2015

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