Conferences

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The Center for Environmental Politics has taken the lead in establishing the Environmental Politics and Governance Network. It also actively collaborates with other universities to host academic workshops that explore environmental governance issues. Recent initiatives are described below:

Environmental Politics and Governance Network
The Environmental Politics and Governance (EPG) network (epgnetwork.org) provides a platform for scholars studying environmental issues to exchange ideas, and collaborate. It organizes three events. (1) the annual conference  (see below). (2) the annual graduate workshop, (3) biweekly online seminars.

The network hosts a listserv, Environmental Governance, to disseminate information on environmental jobs, conferences, etc.

EPG Conferences

2022 Penn State EPG Conference
The 2022 Environmental Politics and Governance Conference is scheduled for June 28- June 30, 2022. For call for papers, click here.

2021 Oslo EPG Conference (online)
The 2021 Environmental Politics and Governance Conference was held on June 23- June 25, 2021. For conference program, please click here.

2020 Oslo EPG Conference (online)
The 2020 Environmental Politics and Governance Conference was held on June 24- June 26, 2020. For conference program, please click here.

2019 Santa Barbara EPG Conference
The 2019 Environmental Politics and Governance Conference was held on the campus of UC Santa Barbara, June 27- June, 2019. For conference program, please click here.

2018 Stockholm EPG Conference
The 2018 Environmental Politics and Governance Conference was held at the Rånäs Slott resort just outside Stockholm on June 28- July 1, 2018.
For conference program, please click here.

2017 Bloomington EPG Conference
The 2017 Environmental Politics and Governance Conference was held at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ Paul H. O’Neill Graduate Center at Indiana University Bloomington on June 21-24 2017.
For conference program, please click here.

2016 Zurich EPG Conference
The 2016 Environmental Politics and Governance Conference was held in Gerzensee, Switzerland on June 16 – 19, 2016.
For conference program, please click here.

2015 Seattle EPG Conference
The inaugural 2015 Environmental Politics and Governance was held at the Islandwood conference facility near Seattle on May 14-16, 2015.
For conference program, please click here.

Other

2021 Climate Change and the Voluntary Sector Conference (online)

Climate change is a defining issue of our times.  There is an extensive but disparate literature on the role of the voluntary sector on environmental issues, addressing advocacy and social movement organizations, conservation organizations, nonprofits providing public and club goods such as parks foundations and mountaineering clubs, the social and racial justice elements of climate impact, and nonprofits addressing the effects of climate change through disaster response. This conference addressed these topics collectively, in terms of how climate change impacts civil society organizations or how civil society organizations respond to climate change. A subset of these papers will be published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly symposium on “Voluntary Sector and Climate Change,” guest edited by Beth Gazley and Aseem Prakash.
For conference program, please click here

2017 Climate Change Adaptation Conference

This conference was held in the University of Notre Dame in April-May 2017. We received 134 submissions from scholars located in 31 countries (including 20 countries outside North America and Western Europe). This shows the truly global dimension of the scholarly effort to study climate change adaptation. These scholars are located in diverse disciplines including Architecture, Anthropology, Botany, Business, Economics, Environmental Studies, Fisheries, International Studies, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Social Work, and Urban Studies. We also received proposals from scholars working for NGOs, international organizations, and governmental ministries. A subset of the papers was published in Climatic Change as the symposium on “Adapting to Water Impacts of Climate Change” guest edited by Debra Javeline, Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash.
For the Conference Program, please click here.