Study of the Planetary Human-Environment Relationship (SPHERE):The Rise of Global Environmental Governance
SPHERE is a historical study of humanity’s relation to planetary conditions and constraints and how it has become understood as a governance issue.
The key argument is that Global Environmental Governance (GEG), which has arisen in response to this issue, is inseparable from the rise of a planetary Earth systems science and a knowledge-informed understanding of global change that has affected broad communities of practice. The overarching objective is to provide a fundamentally new perspective on GEG that challenges both previous linear, progressivist narratives through incremental institutional work and the way contemporary history is written and understood.
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SPHERE is led by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and is completed in partnership with the University of Cambridge, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Sydney. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.