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The Fragmentation of Global Governance Architectures: A Framework for Analysis
Most research on global governance has focused either on theoretical accounts of the overall phenomenon or on empirical studies of distinct institutions that serve to solve particular governanceExpand
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Earth system governance as a crosscutting theme of global change research
In 2001, the four global change research programmes ‘urgently’ called for ‘an ethical framework for global stewardship and strategies for Earth System management’. Yet this notion of ‘earth systemExpand
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Earth System Governance: People, Places, and the Planet
This science plan elaborates upon the concept of Earth system governance, defined as the interrelated systems of formal and informal rules and actor-networks that are set up to steer societiesExpand
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Preparing for a Warmer World: Towards a Global Governance System to Protect Climate Refugees
  • F. Biermann, I. Boas
  • Geography, Political Science
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • 16 February 2010
Climate change threatens to cause the largest refugee crisis in human history. Millions of people, largely in Africa and Asia, might be forced to leave their homes to seek refuge in other places orExpand
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Global governance by goal-setting: the novel approach of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations present a novel approach to global governance where goal-setting features as a key strategy. ‘Governance through goals’, asExpand
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Accountability and legitimacy in earth system governance: A research framework
Along with concerns over the effectiveness of earth system governance, ways of enhancing its accountability and legitimacy are increasingly coming to the fore in both scholarly debate and politicalExpand
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Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance
The United Nations conference in Rio de Janeiro in June is an important opportunity to improve the institutional framework for sustainable development. Science assessments indicate that humanExpand
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Earth system governance: a research framework
The Earth System Science Partnership, which unites all major global change research programmes, declared in 2001 an urgent need to develop “strategies for Earth System management”. Yet what suchExpand
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Managers of Global Change - The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies
An examination of the role and relevance of international bureaucracies in global environmental governance. International bureaucracies-highly visible, far-reaching actors of global governance inExpand
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Cross-sectoral strategies in global sustainability governance: towards a nexus approach
The recent shift from the Millennium Development Goals to the much broader Sustainable Development Goals has given further impetus to the debate on the nexus between the multiple sectors ofExpand
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