Global Governance Institute


Global Environmental Sustainability

This thematic engages with the rapidly changing structure of global environmental governance, with a view to identifying practical ways to galvanise transformative action for sustainability.

Global Environmental Sustainability
Tackling environmental sustainability is perhaps the most pressing global public policy challenge. This research cluster engages with the cutting-edge scholarship that is redefining understandings of global environmental governance, illustrating the shifting architecture of structures, actors and processes, and the increasing salience of dyadic relations within meta-regime complexes. Recent GGI events and activities have explored, for instance, the role of economic growth in the sustainability transition; youth engagement in global climate negotiations; the prospects for a shared agenda on climate change, biodiversity loss and health; pathways for a green post-Covid recovery; and the future of climate governance under the Paris Agreement.

Related publications, articles and events:

Report: An Economy for People and the Planet

Protest Sign: No Business on a Dead Planet (Markus Spiske/Unsplash)

Memo: Youth Voices in Climate Governance

Youth Climate Protest in Birmingham (Callum Shaw Unsplash)

Podcast: Vandana Shiva on Earth Demoracy

Morning Landscape, Tamil Nadu, India (Remi Clinton / Unsplash)

Memo: A Green Post-Pandemic Recovery

Sunset behind wind turbines

Interview: Accounting for Nature in Policy


Report: SDGs on Climate, Biodiversity and Health

Mangroves from above