From 5 November 2018 09:00 to 8 November 2018 17:00

Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance

Earth System Governance

The 2018 Utrecht Conference stands in a long tradition of global conferences on earth system governance, from Amsterdam (2007 and 2009) to Colorado (2011), Lund (2012), Tokyo (2013), Norwich (2014), Canberra (2015), Nairobi (2016), and Lund (2017). In this long-standing event series, the Utrecht Conference will have a special status: in 2018, the Earth System Governance Project’s current Science and Implementation Plan will be replaced by a new 10-year science plan; and new, enthusiastic leadership will take over the helm of our project.

This conference will hence focus on harvesting the many findings of our community over the last decade, combined with a bold outlook to the future and the next scientific challenges for earth system governance research.

Call for abstracts

Key dates are:

  • Deadline for paper abstracts: 19 March 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 2 April 2018
  • Full papers due: 1 November 2018

Please see the Earth System Governance website for more information on the submission of abstracts


The registration for the 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance will open in spring 2018.

Winter School

The 2018 Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance is designed to function as an incubator for early career researchers working with the new earth system governance research agenda. The aim is to critically reflect on the new research agenda and start taking it forward by facilitating early career researchers’ work connected to this agenda.

The Winter School is immediately followed by the conference, in order to allow participants in the Winter School to also take part in the Utrecht Conference (separate conference registration is required).

Start date and time
5 November 2018 09:00
End date and time
8 November 2018 17:00
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Earth System Governance