Saint Petersburg State University, Petrovsky Auditorium, the Twelve Collegia, Universitetskaya Embankment, 7-9

Open lectures organized jointly by the Saint Petersburg State University, Central European University, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, and the Earth System Governance Project. Supported by Tempus EC “Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula”, and OSI ReSET “Governance of Global Environmental Change”.

10.00 – 10.40

Welcome addresses by a university executive officer, and by Prof. Donchenko and the directors of the ReSET project

10.40 – 11.00


Anton Shkaruba, Central European University

11.00 – 12.00 open lecture 1

“Teaching environmental governance in a finite world”

Sybille van den Hove, MERIDIAN SCP / Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency / Autonomous University of Barcelona

12.00 – 13.00 – open lecture 2

“Researching environmental governance in a fragmented world”

Ruben Zondervan, Earth System Governance Project, and Lund University

13.00 – 14.00 – lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 – lecture

“Governance cases on Nanotechnology and Sustainable Business Areas Development” and “Biodiversity and sustainable business areas development”

Ckees van Oijen, University of Amsterdam


This public event is also the opening of the 2013 winter meeting of the Open Society Foundations’ Higher Education Support Program on Governance of Global Environmental Change (ReSET), 2-6 December 2013 in Saint Petersburg. After two ReSET case study oriented summer schools (one in the Carpathians in 2012 and another one in Krasnoyarsk in 2013), this winter meeting will analyse the data collected in the field during the summer schools and reflect on various issues of local sustainability and on how they connect to global change.