The AGEG Task Force

States, non-government organisations, citizens and forward thinking businesses are developing initiatives to halt worsening environmental devastation. As systems of governance fragment into myriad initiatives stakeholders are demanding better mechanisms of accountability.  We established this network to promote collaborative research on the concept of accountability in global environmental governance. We bring together scholars with intimate knowledge of key environmental regimes (e.g. air, water, forests, energy and climate) along with scholars of global institutions (e.g. the United Nations Environmental Program, the World Bank, International Conventions’ Secretariats), and local initiatives. Our AGEG Task Force is part of the Earth System Governance Project.  Our aim is to trace accountability across global environmental governance to improve our conceptual understanding, theoretical tools and empirical analysis of the value of accountability in generating better environmental outcomes. 

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An edited volume by Susan Park and Teresa Kramarz on the accountability trap published by MIT Press.

PhD summer school on accountability  July 12-16 2018 

The AGEG Task Force is co-sponsoring an upcoming Summer School focusing on metrics of sustainability: critical studies of sites, practices, and performances of accountability in environmental governance.

Tracing Accountability through Global Environmental Governance 

Earth SYstem Governance COnference on Allocation & Access - Tracing Accountability through Global Environmental Governance

A semi plenary that challenged the simplicity of accountability mechanisms to date.  The evolution of hybrid governance through joint activities between state and non-state actors reveal the often unclear and overlapping accountability relationships that result.