• Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Community Conservation Research Network (credit: @CCRN_news)

  • Negril, Jamaica

  • Tam Giang Lagoon, Vietnam

  • Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Slave River Delta, Northwest Territories

  • Musquash Estuary, New Brunswick


July 2017: Several ECGG members presented at the biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from July 10-14, 2017. The title of the conference was “Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation and institutional change”.

July 2017: Another ECGG student in the spotlight! Cheryl Chan discusses her research experiences in the community of Bluefields, Jamaica, for the Community Conservation Research Network.

June 2017: Governing the coastal commons: Communities, resilience and transformation, edited by Derek Armitage, Anthony Charles, and Fikret Berkes, is now published! The volume examines how coastal communities are adapting to environmental change, and the attributes of governance that foster deliberate transformations and help to build resilience of social and ecological systems. View the booklet here.

June 2017: Several new publications from ECGG members!

April 2017: Congratulations to Evan Andrews for being awarded a doctoral SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship!

April 2017: We had our final Instagram takeover of Ontario Research Matters on April 18. This takeover was about why environmental governance research matters.

April 2017: Congratulations to Cheryl Chan, who is one of the top 25 finalists in the SSHRC 2017 Storytellers challenge! Her video is entitled “Fish for our Future: Communities and Marine Conservation”. Cheryl also was also recently an emcee for the Ontario Provincial 3 Minute Thesis competition on April 12 at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

April 2017: Mark Andrachuk and colleagues have recently published a paper which interrogates the potential of small and medium-sized enterprises for transformative change towards more sustainable futures. The paper also examines the likelihood of enterprises to translate potential into action, and discusses governance implications.

April 2017: ECGG is excited to announce that we are organizing a field school to India’s Chilika Lagoon from May 4 – 8, 2017. The field school, “Coastal Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services Amidst Rapid Change” is being organized in collaboration with the Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NIRMAN Odisha. For more information, please see our page and our brochure.

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