Call for abstracts: Earth System Governance conference

A 2016 conference will delve into how places around the world, like the city of Nairobi, shown here, can navigate the difficulties and opportunities in sustainable development. Photo: Meg Ross via Flickr
Submit your abstracts by March 28 for the 2016 conference of the Earth System Governance Project in Nairobi.

The Earth System Governance Project, a research project of Future Earth, is calling for abstracts for its 2016 conference, which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, in December. The conference will follow the theme of "Confronting Complexity and Inequality" and will investigate the key issues that will drive sustainable development — especially in Africa — over the next decade. In their announcement, the organisers write:

...the 2016 Earth System Governance conference will focus on the persistent question of how we can manage the increasing complexity of institutions, actors, interests and discourses in a just and effective manner. In analysing this central question, we will place special emphasis on global and national inequalities, for instance by analysing local inequalities in sustainable development policies or by asking to what extent traditional divisions between North and South are still relevant in earth system governance or whether new divides, and goal conflicts, exist that deserve our attention.

The Earth System Governance Project is accepting proposals for individual papers, full panels and non-traditional sessions like roundtables, policy games or book clubs.

Proposals are due by March 28, and the deadline for registration for the conference is November 1. The conference will run from December 7 to 9.

For more information or to register, check out the announcement here.