Humans are transforming the Earth at an increasingly rapid rate, so much so that many scientists believe that the planet has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene. This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to produce new insights on questions such as:

  • How does the Anthropocene alter core challenges for governance, such as achieving justice, democratic legitimacy or sustainable development?
  • What sorts of barriers stand in the way of effective political responses to the Anthropocene, and how could those barriers be overcome?

 

Speakers include:

Anthony Burke (UNSW Canberra)
Pierrick Chalaye (UC)
Lisa Disch (University of Michigan)
John Dryzek (UC)
Jean-Paul Gagnon (UC)
Marit Hammond (Keele University)
Cristina Yumi Aoki Inoue (University of Brasilia)
Ida Kubiszewski (ANU)
Jo Mummery (UC)
Jonathan Pickering (UC)
Hedda Ranssen-Cooper (ANU)
Lauren Rickards (RMIT University)
David Schlosberg (University of Sydney)
Tim Stephens (University of Sydney)
Lorrae van Kerkhoff (ANU)
Mary Walsh (UC)
Christine Winter (University of Sydney)

 

Contact: Jonathan Pickering 

Hosted by the Centre for Deliberative Democracy, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra; co-sponsored by the Sydney Environment Institute; supported by the Earth System Governance Project