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Information about Conference Postponement and Accepted Papers

As communicated previously, in light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance has been postponed until September 2021.

For the authors of the accepted abstract submissions, this means that paper presentations will not be held until September 2021, as the 2020 Virtual Forum on Earth System Governance will not host paper presentations.

We understand that this postponement affects the opportunities for authors of accepted submissions to present and receive feedback on their research and apologize for any inconvenience caused. Therefore, as an author of an accepted submission, we provide you with the following options:

  • to retain your paper submission as ‘accepted’ for presentation at the 2021 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance.
  • to update or amend your existing abstract submission but undergo a second round of review.
  • to withdraw your submission on the Oxford Abstract portal, in case you do not wish to attend the 2021 Bratislava Conference

In order to select any of these options, we kindly ask you to login with your Oxford Abstracts and select the 2020 Bratislava Conference to access the abstract(s) you submitted for the Conference.

Please note that all your submissions for the 2020 Bratislava Conference now show up as incomplete and are marked in red. Please click the abstract submission title, for which the details will be made visible, and proceed to click Amend on the top left menu.

From here, we kindly ask you to scroll down the page and answer the question marked in red Conference Postponement – Options for Abstract Submissions, which will include the options above.

We kindly ask authors to indicate their preferred option by August 31st 2020. For authors wanting to update or amend their existing abstracts, we will provide this opportunity at a later stage and will provide information about the procedure in due time.

If one of your submitted abstracts was rejected, this submission will show up in the list as well as incomplete, but you do not need to follow up with anything in this regard.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. For more information, visit the FAQ on this website, which will be updated regularly to address any arising issues. For any concerns or questions, you can reach us on ipo@earthsystemgovernance.org.

2020 Bratislava Conference Postponed until 2021

The theme of the annual Conference on Earth System Governance has seldom seemed more apt – we find ourselves in truly turbulent times. In light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we are saddened to announce that the 2020 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance has been postponed until September 2021.

This decision, which was not taken lightly, was made following deliberations amongst the Conference hosts the CETIP, SLOVAKGLOBe, Slovak Academy of Sciences and Slovak University of Technology and the Scientific Steering Committee of the Earth System Governance Project.

In reaching our decision, the health and wellbeing of our participants, colleagues and the public has remained the primary concern and consideration of the Conference Team. Keeping our community in mind, we cannot proceed with planning this event in good conscience.

Instead, we are hopeful to see you at the 2021 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance. If you are an author of an accepted submission, we provide the opportunity to retain your paper as ‘accepted’ until next year, or alternatively, to update your existing abstract and undergo a second round of review. If you do not wish to attend, we ask you to please remove your submission. More information on how to proceed will follow shortly. For any questions relating to submissions of other formats, please read our FAQ.

In light of the pandemic, we are also mindful that as scholars on Earth System Governance, our work is more relevant than ever. The diagnosis, responses and recovery from the ongoing crisis need to be examined in tandem with broader challenges posed by Earth System Transformations.

To keep momentum for our Community’s scientific collaborative efforts and projects, the Earth System Governance Project will host a virtual event in place of the annual Conference – stay tuned for more information on our website and social media.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. For more information, visit the FAQ on our website, which will be updated regularly to address any arising issues. For any concerns or questions, you can reach us on ipo@earthsystemgovernance.org.

On behalf of the Conference Team, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and stay safe.

Prof. Tatiana Kluvanakova, Conference Chair, 2020 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance

Gustav Thungren, Managing Director, International Office of the Earth System Governance Project, Utrecht University

Scientific Steering Committee, the Earth System Governance Project

Information about the Corona-virus

The 2020 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance is scheduled to be held in September, but given the evolving circumstances posed by the Corona-virus pandemic, the Conference Team is actively monitoring and assessing the changing societal situation.

The health of our participants and colleagues is the primary concern and consideration of the Conference Team, for which we will follow the recommendations and advice offered by local and global health authorities when proceeding with the planning of the event.

For this reason, we have postponed the Conference registration until further notice.

The Conference team will publish any update on the Conference Website and will keep the participants regularly informed about any change of plans.

Review completed. Registration will open soon.

The Call for Papers for the 2020 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance closed on 15 January 2020. We received 478 abstracts which were reviewed in a double anonymous review process by our international review panel consisting of 115 scholars from all over the world. Today, the review process has been completed and all authors of abstracts have been notified about the outcomes of the review process. Coordinators of panel submissions will be notified later this week.

We wish to thank all members of the International Review Panel for their efforts!

The registration for the 2020 Bratislava Conference will open soon.

The call for innovative sessions is now also closed. We still welcome proposals for meetings at the Taskforce & Meeting Day on 18 September 2020. Suggestions for such meetings can be submitted to ipo@earthsystemgovernance.org.

Call for Papers closed – 478 Abstracts Submitted

The Call for Papers for the 2020 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance was closed on 15 January 2020.

In total, the Earth System Governance Project community submitted 478 abstracts, 19 pre-organized panels and 11 Innovative Session proposals!

The 478 received abstracts will now be reviewed in a double-blind process by our International Review Panel, consisting of 114 people. The review process will be completed on March 2, 2020. Notification of acceptance will thereafter be sent to all authors via email, after which registration will open.

Welcome to the website of the 2020 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance

Welcome to the website of the 2020 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance, 15-17 September 2020, Bratislava, the Slovak Republic. The conference is hosted by SLOVAKGLOBe, Slovak Academy of Sciences and Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava and the CETIP together with the Earth System Governance Project.

The 2020 Bratislava Conference will be organized around the five analytical lenses structuring the new earth system governance research agenda, as captured in the 2018 Earth System Governance Science and Implementation Plan; and a sixth stream focusing on specific issues and challenges concerning the current moment of crisis, contestation, and calls for action across the globe.

The 2020 Bratislava 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), Utrecht (2018) and Oaxaca (2019).