The Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre and Stockholm Resilience Centre invite to the Law for Social-Ecological Resilience Conference, 17-19 November 2010.

Law for Social-Ecological Resilience is an international and transdisciplinary event that highlights the impact of law on environmental governance, ecosystem management and sustainability policies – ranging from local to global contexts. Legal structures, principles and processes, as well as core concepts of the rule of law, impinge on the capacity of societies to manage ecosystems, withstand environmental degradation as well as economic shocks, and rebuild and renew themselves afterward. The aim of the Conference is to bring experts of different disciplines together to assess, analyse and debate the impact of law in these respects – and thus to further the understanding of the role of law and improve the prospects for environmental governance and sustainable development.

The Conference is co-arranged by Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre, at the Faculty of Law, and Stockholm Resilience Centre, both at Stockholm University. The Stockholm Resilience Centre is an Earth System Governance Research Centre.

For more information see the conference website.

Find a report and videos of the conference → here.

Speakers and topics in the plenary sessions:

  • Carl Folke, Stockholm University: “What on Earth is Resilience”
  • Jonas Ebbesson, Stockholm University: “What in Law is Resilience”
  • Frank Biermann, VU University, Amsterdam: “Agency and Accountability in Earth System Governance: Legal implications”
  • Ellen Hey, Erasmus University, Rotterdam: “Social-Ecological Resilience and International Law: Whose Resilience?”
  • Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho: “Resilience and Administrative Law in Transboundary River Governance”
  • Jutta Brunnee, University of Toronto: “International Law and Socio-Ecological Resilience: An Interactional Perspective.”
  • Gerd Winter, University of Bremen: “‘Cap and Trade’ and Other Means of Ensuring Societal Resilience in Times of Resource Scarcity”
  • Bonnie McCay, Rutgers University, New Jersey: “The Littoral and the Liminal: Challenges to the Use of Property Rights Approaches to Resilience of Coastal and Marine Systems”
  • Richard Barnes, University of Hull: “The Capacity of Property Rights to Accommodate Socio-Ecological Resilience”