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PhD Winter School 2009

The 2009 PhD Winter School on Earth System Governance: The Challenge of Adaptive Governance was held in Amsterdam from 24 November – 4 December 2009. We thank all participants and lecturers for a productive time.

Presentations Winter School

The Challenge of Earth System Governance
Frank Biermann, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam
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The Challenge of Mainstreaming Climate Change into Development Cooperation
Joyeeta Gupta, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam
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Adaptive Governance and Earth System Governance: The Case of Water

Dave Huitema, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam
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Accountability and Earth System Governance
Aarti Gupta, Wageningen University
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Leadership and Innovation in Governing Global Change
Katrien Termeer, Wageningen University
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Fairness in Adaptation: Deliberation, Social Learning and Dissent
Louis Lebel, University of Chang Mai, Thailand
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Seascapes and Fisheries: Focusing on the Interplay between Social Networks as a means to understanding Adaptive Governance Challenges
Beatrice Crona, Stockholm Resilience Centre
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PhD Master Class

Panel A, Local Actors and Communities
Philip Ireland: The Role of Collective Action in Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change
Jaime Hoogesteger: Understanding water governance from the grassroots: Interjuntas-Chimborazo, an illustration from Ecuador
Marta Berbés-Blazquez: Adaptive governance: Navigating shock and surprise in resource-dependent communities         Amrita Lamba: Towards just  Institutions through Strong State Society Synergy: The Case for Climate Change Induced Risk on the Poor in India.                                                              

Panel B, Impacts and Vulnerability
Cecilia Matasci: Climate Change and Tourism in Switzerland : Impacts, Vulnerability and Possible Adaptation Measures
Laura Bozzi: A literature review on overcoming path dependency to address global climate change
Marleen Schouten: Resilience of social-ecological systems in European rural areas: theory and prospects

Panel C, The Security Dimension of Adaptation
Robin Bronen: Climate-Induced Community Relocations: Creating an Adaptive Governace Framework Based in Human Rights Doctrine
Julie Koppel Maldonado: Climate-Influenced forced displacement: guidelines for addressing a socially constructed disaster
Nilly Kamal El-Amir: Environmental Security in Japan and the US: A Comparative Study

Panel D, The Role of Knowledge
Noor Johnson: Inuit Traditional Knowledge and the Politics of Adaptation: Broadening Conceptions of Agency in Climate Change Governance
Josselin Rouillard: Flood risk and land use governance in Scotland
Peter de Smedt: The use of impact assessment tools to support sustainable policy objectives in Europe

Panel E, Climate Change and Adaptation
Liam Phelan: Reflexive mitigation of the Earth’s economy: A viable strategy for insurance systems
Natascha Trennepohl Pimentel Lopes: Environmental Governance in Brazil’s Carbon Market
Alexander Widmer: Coping with Climate Change: Integrating Climate Change Adaptation

Panel F, Adaptive Governance
Sara Hughes: Institutions and Adaptation in Urban Governance
Elke Herrfahrdt-Pähle: The transition towards integrated and adaptive water governance regimes in the context of climate change – a research design
Kathryn Bowen: Determinants of adaptive capacity relating to the health effects of climate change: Where does governance fit in the equation?