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Planetary Governance

How do we design and implement the needed global governance reforms to address the planetary emergency?

Planetary Governance

How do we design and implement the needed global governance reforms to address the planetary emergency?

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There is an urgent need to implement new approaches, frameworks, and institutions for planetary governance to maintain the viability of our earth system. The Climate Governance Commission has already laid out a series of proposals under the flagship report Governing Our Planetary Emergency. The Commission is already networked to numerous thought leaders, policy entrepreneurs, think tanks, academics, states, people and others around the world – including, centrally, within the “Global South.”

The next phase of work requires research into how to make these proposals a reality, including focused diplomatic outreach. The program at THE NEW INSTITUTE will focus on the analysis and implementation of a number of proposals identified in the report. We will focus conceptually on issues of (i.) developing a Global Environmental Agency and (ii.) building an International Court of the Environment with the goal of strengthening international law, and (iii.) other high level institutional reforms or measures in the near-term (e.g., Declaration of Planetary Emergency by the UN General Assembly, establishing a Planetary Emergency Platform).

PROGRAM CHAIR
PROGRAM CHAIR

Maja Groff
Convenor of the Climate Governance Commission


Maja is an international lawyer based in The Hague, where she teaches at the Hague Academy of International Law. She serves as Convenor of the Climate Governance Commission since late 2019, and is Co-Chair of the Coordinating Committee for the International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC), as well as The Canadian Task Force Against Global Corruption. She also is Senior Treaty Advisor to Integrity Initiatives International for the development of the IACC Statute. Maja has worked on a wide range of existing and potential global treaties addressing contemporary human rights issues and cross-border legal cooperation, including the pioneering International Hague Network of Judges. She has conducted extensive liaison work with international organizations, global professional associations, NGOs and has played a key role in the convening of international legal expert groups for the purpose of developing new international legal norms.

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