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2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance

The 2022 Toronto Conference will be organized around the five analytical lenses structuring the new earth system governance research agenda, as captured in the Earth System Governance 2018 Science and Implementation Plan; and a sixth stream focusing on specific issues and challenges that emerge as efforts are made to accelerate the social, political, and technological shift towards more fundamentally sustainable and inclusive social-ecological systems, societies and polities.

20 to 23 October 2022
Toronto, Canada and Online
Event contact

Adis Dzebo /

SEI researchers will be featured in the following sessions:

Thursday, 20 October, 4–5:30 p.m.

“Transforming the global agri-food system”
Just transitions in the livestock sector: opportunities, challenges, and lessons from energy transitions, by Cleo Verkuijl, Jonathan Green, Ruth Butterfield, Robin Hocquet, José Vega, Inès Bakhtaoui, Michael Boyland

Friday, 21 October, 10–11:30 p.m.

Championing diverse voices and perspectives in climate justice
Abstract: Mainstreaming Animal Welfare in Sustainable Development: A Policy Agenda, by Cleo Verkuijl, Jeff Sebo, Jonathan Green, Maria José Hötzel, Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Ploy Achakulwisut

Friday, 21 October, Noon–1:30 p.m.

“Food: A mechanism for holistic sustainability”
Abstract: Contesting Legitimacy in Global Environmental Governance: An Exploration of Transboundary Climate Risk Management in the Brazilian-German Coffee Supply Chain, by Adis Dzebo, Kevin M. Adams

Saturday, 22 October, 8–9:30 a.m.

Global sustainable finance governance: Architecture, agency, risk and power
Abstract: Designing a fair and feasible loss and damage financing mechanism, by Zoha Shawoo, Aaron Maltais, Inès Bakhtaoui, Sivan Kartha

Sunday, 23 October, 11:30–1 p.m.

“Local to global sustainability transformations: Complexity and interactions
Abstract: SDG interactions from a climate lens: a global analysis, by Adis Dzebo, Zoha Shawoo

Session access varies between online, onsite-only and hybrid formats.


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SEI participants

Cleo Verkuijl
Cleo Verkuijl



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Jonathan Green

Senior Researcher

SEI York

Ruth Butterfield
Ruth Butterfield

Centre Director and Senior Research Fellow

SEI Oxford

José Vega Araújo

Research Associate

SEI Latin America

Jeff Sebo

Ploy Achakulwisut

Research Fellow

SEI Asia

Adis Dzebo
Adis Dzebo

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Zoha Shawoo
Zoha Shawoo



Aaron Maltais
Aaron Maltais

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

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Sivan Kartha

Senior Scientist


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