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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

Adaptive Governance and Earth System Governance: The Case of Water

Dave Huitema, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam

Accountability and Earth System Governance
Aarti Gupta, Wageningen University

Leadership and Innovation in Governing Global Change
Katrien Termeer, Wageningen University

Fairness in Adaptation: Deliberation, Social Learning and Dissent
Louis Lebel, University of Chang Mai, Thailand

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?