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About the project

The Global Governance Project (Glogov.org) was a joint research programme of thirteen European research institutions that aimed to advance understanding of the new actors, institutions and mechanisms of global governance. While we addressed the phenomenon of global governance in general, most of our research projects focused on global environmental change and governance for sustainable development.

The Global Governance Project was co-ordinated by the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and included associate faculty members and research fellows from more than thirteen European institutions, including: Sciences Po Bordeaux, University of Bremen, Freie Universität Berlin (Environmental Policy Research Centre), German Development Institute, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) GenevaLondon School of Economics and Political Science, Lund University, Oldenburg University, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, and Wageningen University. The Project was created in 2001 with the endorsement of the Institutional Dimensions core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP).

The findings of the Global Governance Project have been published in a synthesis volume: Frank Biermann and Philipp Pattberg, editors. Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012.

Most topics analyzed by the Global Governance Project have been taken over by the Earth System Governance Project.

IHDP endorsement

The Global Governance Project is endorsed by the "Earth System Governance" core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP).

Participating Institutions

- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Free University Berlin
- Fridtjof Nansen Institute
- University of Bremen
- Sciences Po Bordeaux
- German Development Institute
- IHEID Geneva
- LSE
- Lund University
- Oldenburg University
- Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Wageningen University

Our website

This website contains brief outlines of some of the research questions we have recently explored, as well as some publications in downloadable format. To download pdf files, get the Acrobat Reader >>