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Earth System Governance: People, Places, and the Planet

Earth system governance is defined in this project as the interrelated and increasingly integrated system of formal and informal rules, rule-making systems, and actor-networks at all levels of human society (from local to global) that are set up to steer societies towards preventing, mitigating, and adapting to global and local environmental change and, in particular, earth system transformation, within the normative context of sustainable development. The notion of governance refers here to forms of steering that are less hierarchical than traditional governmental policy-making (even though most modern governance arrangements will also include some degree of hierarchy), rather decentralized, open to self-organization, and inclusive of non-state actors that range from industry and non-governmental organizations to scientists, indigenous communities, city governments and international organizations.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-08-09 17:28:01
Description Earth system governance is defined in this project as the interrelated and increasingly integrated system of formal and informal rules, rule-making systems, and actor-networks at all levels of human society (from local to global) that are set up to steer societies towards preventing, mitigating, and adapting to global and local environmental change and, in particular, earth system transformation, within the normative context of sustainable development. The notion of governance refers here to forms of steering that are less hierarchical than traditional governmental policy-making (even though most modern governance arrangements will also include some degree of hierarchy), rather decentralized, open to self-organization, and inclusive of non-state actors that range from industry and non-governmental organizations to scientists, indigenous communities, city governments and international organizations.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Decision-support resources, Human contributions and responses, Climate variability and change, Water, Environmental economics, Agriculture, Environmental policy, Land use and land cover change
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-08-09 17:16:01
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Date Last Modified 2010-08-09 17:28:02
Creator Earth System Governance Project
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-08-09 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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