Transforming governance and institutions for global sustainability: Key insights from the Earth System Governance Project

@inproceedings{Biermann2012TransformingGA,
  title={Transforming governance and institutions for global sustainability: Key insights from the Earth System Governance Project},
  author={Frank Biermann and Kenneth W. Abbott and Steinar Andresen and Karin B{\"a}ckstrand and Steven Bernstein and Michele M. Betsill and Harriet Bulkeley and Benjamin William Cashore and Jennifer Clapp and Carl Folke and Aarti Gupta and Joyeeta Gupta and Peter M. Haas and Andrew Jordan and Norichika Kanie and Tatiana Kluv{\'a}nkov{\'a}-Oravsk{\'a} and Louis Lebel and Diana Liverman and James Meadowcroft and Ronald B. Mitchell and Peter C. Newell and Sebastian Oberthuer and Lennart Olsson and Philipp Pattberg and Roberto S{\'a}nchez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Heike Schroeder and Arild Underdal and Susana Camargo Vieira and Coleen Vogel and Oran R. Young and Andrea Brock and Ruben Zondervan},
  year={2012}
}
The current institutional framework for sustainable development is by far not strong enough to bring about the swift transformative progress that is needed. This article contends that incrementalism-the main approach since the 1972 Stockholm Conference-will not suffice to bring about societal change at the level and speed needed to mitigate and adapt to earth system transformation. Instead, the article argues that transformative structural change in global governance is needed, and that the… CONTINUE READING

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