The Taskforce on Accountability in Global Environmental Governance is inviting
panelists attending the Earth Systems Governance Conference in Utrecht 2018,
5-8 November to present their work on the panel "Accountability in Extractive
Industries: Intersections in a Complex World.” Please see the panel
description below. If you are interested in participating, send an email with a
paper abstract of no more than 400 words to
susan.p...@sydney.edu.au<mailto:susan.p...@sydney.edu.au> by March 14.
Accountability in Extractive Industries: Intersections in a Complex World
This panel will bring together scholars investigating issues of accountability,
transparency, democracy, legitimacy, and responsibility in extractive
industries (oil, gas, metal mining, forestry, rare earths commodities, etc.).
The panel examines the new politics of “environmentalism” and anti-extractivism
in global environmental governance. We are interested in exploring the current
and changing rules, norms and institutional arrangements governing the
intersection of extractivism, environmentalism and the developmental state.
This is urgent in the case of fossil fuel extraction in particular, given the
challenge of maintaining global temperatures within 2 degrees above
pre-industrial levels. This panel examines all aspects of accountability in
extractive industries, changing technologies that open up further opportunities
in the extractive frontier, emerging actors, coalitions, different modes of
citizen engagement with extractives, changing demands and responses to affected
populations and the environment. We welcome conceptual, theoretical and
empirical contributions covering all actors seeking to govern extractive
The Task Force is also planning a broader pre conference workshop “Stocktaking
of Accountability in Global Environmental Governance." More details to follow.
Associate Professor and SOAR Fellow Susan Park
The University of Sydney
Dept of Government and International Relations
Merewether Building H04, Sydney, NSW 2006
t: 61 2 9351 6593 f: 61 2 9351 3624 e:
tw: Spark_syd www.susanmpark.com<http://www.susanmpark.com>
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