NERPS Webinar: Earth System Governance for Sustainable Development and Peace

20 May 2021 (4:00-5:00 PM JST)

About the Webinar

Prof Frank Biermann will present an overview of Earth System Governance and how it can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the promotion of peace.

About the Speaker

Prof Frank Biermann is a research professor of Global Sustainability Governance at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He is an internationally leading scholar of global institutions and organizations in the sustainability domain. Biermann pioneered the “earth system governance” paradigm in global change research in 2005 and was the founder and first chair (2008-2018) of the Earth System Governance Project, a leading global transdisciplinary research network of sustainability scholars. He currently directs a 2.5-million EUR research programme on the steering effects of the Sustainable Development Goals, supported by an European Research Council “Advanced Grant”, among other functions. Biermann has authored or edited 18 books and published about 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in academic books. In 2021, the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association presented him with its Distinguished Scholar Award.

About the NERPS Webinar Series

The Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University in Japan is hosting a series of webinars on the relationship between peace and sustainability in the context of environmental, socio-political, economic, and technological transformations. This series is situated within the urgent need to deal with the implications of global change, including the COVID-19 pandemic, for peace and sustainability. The webinar sessions serve as a platform for rethinking and updating the current discourse on peace and sustainability amidst these global challenges and transformations. Leading experts will discuss the role of resources, digital technologies, migration, governance, and education in peacebuilding, conflict mitigation, humanitarian aid, and capacity-building, among other components that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainability Development Goals, particularly that of Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

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