The Earth System Governance research alliance will be strongly represented at the 2013 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), 3-6 April 2013 in San Francisco.

Many members of the Earth System Governance Lead Faculty, Earth System Governance Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows, as well as Scientific Steering Committee members will attend the convention. They will present their research findings and publications, discuss new research activities, and network with more than 5.000 other participants.

The Earth System Governance Project is proud to be the co-host of the ISA Environmental Studies Section Reception on 4 April 2013.

Details of all presentations are available at the website of the 2013 ISA Annual Convention.

Selected presentations by Earth System Governance researchers:

WA33: Wednesday 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Riding the Waves: Stability and Change in Ocean Politics

  • Diffusion of norms of environmental justice and marine governance in the Caribbean, Michelle Scobie, University of the West Indies

WA49: Wednesday 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM: International Regime Making and Breaking

  • Understanding treaty‐making as a constitutive practice of global politics, Matthew J. Hoffmann, University of Toronto

WD58: Wednesday 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM Roundtable: Paradigm Shift and Rio+20: Whither Sustainable Development?

WD68: Wednesday 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM: The Representation of Civil Society Within Global Governance Institutions: Innovative Pathways for the Diffusion of Democracy at the Global Level? 

  • Civil Society Participation in Multilateral Summitry on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Towards Global Deliberative Democracy or Stakeholder Democracy?, Karin Bäckstrand, Lund University

TB05: Thursday 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Climate Change, Discourse and Governance

  • Disc. Michele Betsill, Colorado State University
  • Responsiveness vs. Influence: Whom To Lobby in International Climate Negotiations, Carola Betzold, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
  • Diffusion of climate policies via multi-level learning processes: Interdependencies of national green growth plans and UN climate negotiations, Katharina Rietig, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • G20 as a Forum for the Diffusion of Climate Policy Frames, Jakob Skovgaard, Lund University

TC33: Thursday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Divide and Conquer? Wielding Influence in Global Environmental Negotiations

  • Chair: Sara Hughes, national Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Political feasibility Commission rather than global sustainability conferences, Steinar E. Andresen, Fridtjof Nansen Institute
  • Responsiveness vs. Influence: Whom To Lobby in International Climate Negotiations, Carola Betzold, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)

TD06: Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM: ESS Distinguished Scholar Roundtable for Oran Young

TD73: Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM: Sustainability Transition: Theories, Approaches and Perspectives from Europe, North and Latin America

  • Sustainability in Divided Brazil:  Who Is The More Powerful Between Conservatives and Reformist?, Eduardo Viola, University of Brasilia

FA58: Friday 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Multi-level Interactions in Global Environmental Governance

  • International Forest Conservation and Networked Governance: Solutions and Challenges in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, Theresa  Jedd, Colorado State University

FA66: Friday 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Frames and Discourse in Water Governance 

  • Framing Trilateral Projects, Itay Fischhendler, Hebrew University
  • Unpacking discourse around the human right to water, Andrea K. Gerlak, University of Arizona
  • Framing water uncertainties: climate risks in the context of evolving water‐governance institutions, Ken Conca, American University

FB05: Friday 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Private Authority and Regime Complexity

  • Private Authority and Regime Complexity: A Framework for Analysis, Kenneth W. Abbot, Arizona State University
  • Fragmentation of Global Governance Architectures, Frank Biermann, VU University Amsterdam, and Lund University
  • REDD+ and regime complexity: conceptualizing legitimacy and effectiveness, Aarti Gupta, Wageningen University
  • Theorizing Institutional Fragmentation and Complexity: Bringing Regime Theory Back In, Harro van Asselt, Stockholm Environment Institute, and Fariborz Zelli, Lund University

FB63: Friday 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Migration Theories and Approaches: Bringing the Environment in

  • Is there such a thing as the French exception? An assessment of francophone research on environmental migration, Francois Gemenne, Paris Institute of Political Science

FB73: Friday 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Pollution Control: From Local Problems to Global Solutions

  • Solving the global mercury problem: Why negotiate a new convention and will it work?, Steinar E. Andresen, Fridtjof Nansen Institute
  • Emerging Loose System in Regional Institutions – Cooperation on the Issue of Transboundary Air Pollution in East Asia, Asami Miyazaki, Kumamoto Gakuen University

FC15: Friday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Climate Change and Human Rights: A Common Research Agenda?

FC28: Friday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Legality Verification in Transnational Resource Governance

  • Logics of Control and Empowerment in Transnational Resource Governance: A look at Legality Verification in Forestry and Mining, Benjamin Cashore, Yale University

FC58: Friday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: The Institutional Fragmentation of Global Environmental Governance: Causes, Consequences and Responses

  • Chair: Fariborz Zelli, Lund University
  • Disc.  Matthew J. Hoffmann, University of Toronto
  • Untangling the Web of Global Forest Governance: A First Step for Analyzing Institutional Complexity, Fariborz Zelli, Lund University and Harro van Asselt, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Power and Legitimacy Dynamics in the Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance, Jeffrey S. Mcgee, University of Newcastle
  • Fragmentation in Global Energy Governance: Explaining the Creation of IRENA, Thijs Van de Graaf, Ghent University

FC73: Friday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: REDD+: Promise and PotenƟal Problems

  • Global governance and local realities – Legitimacy and accountability of REDD+ from perspective of local stakeholders, Torsten Krause, Lund University, and Tobias Dan Nielsen, Lund University
  • Managing Interplay in Climate Change and Biodiversity, Kanako Morita, Keio University

FD33: Friday 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM: Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Global Environmental Issues

  • Assessing the Vulnerability of Ecosystem Services in the Southern Highlands of Ethiopia: Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Geospatial Mapping and Modeling, Matt Luizza, Colorado State University

SC27: Saturday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Urbanization and Global Climate Change: Exploring New Synergies For Adaptation, Mitigation and Policy Diffusion

  • Chair: Heike Schroeder, University of East Anglia
  • Disc.  Michele Betsill, Colorado State University
  • Accelerating the sustainability transition: Exploring synergies between adaptation and mitigation in British Columbian communities, Sarah Burch, University of British Columbia

SC58: Saturday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Gender, Power, and Vulnerability in the Environmental Arena

  • Women’s Representation in the UN Climate Change Negiotiations: A Quantitative Analysis, Johannes K. Kruse, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

SC74: Saturday 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Global Fisheries management: resource politics, network diffusion, and governance reform

  • Theorizing Outcomes of the Multilateral Negotiations on Globalized Tuna Fisheries, Atsushi Ishii, Tohoku University, Hiroshi Ohta, Waseda University, SILS, and Isao Sakaguchi, Gakushuin University

SD58: Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM: Rethinking The Social-Environment Interface in International Political Economy

SD65: Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM: Think Globally, Teach Locally? Active Teaching and Learning in Cross-National perspective

  • One World, Two Classrooms, Thirteen Days: Film as an Active Teaching and Learning Tool in Cross‐national Perspective, Christina Y. A. Inoue, University of Brasilia