Presentations and Speeches


7 July

Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis

Roundtable participant

6 July 

From Environmental Policy to Earth System Governance

Presentation at Centre for Sustainable Society Research, University of Hamburg. Link to Video here.

8 June

Global Sustainability Governance and Poverty Eradication

Presentation at Utrecht Student Association for International Relations

20 May

Earth System Governance for Sustainable Development and Peace

Invited presentation (webinar) with Hiroshima University. 20 May. See the YouTube video here.

17 April

On the Emergence of Earth System Governance

Interviewed for Podcast SPHERE – a podcast on the evolution of global environmental governance.

29 April

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in times of COVID-19.

Panel discussion hosted by Earth System Governance Project. YouTube video here

28 April

Sustainable Development Goals, Earth System Governance and Planetary Justice. 1-hour Podcast with Dr Dhanasree Jayaram of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. YouTube video here. Recordings on Spotify, Buzzsprout, and Google Podcast

19 April

World Politics in the Anthropocene

Invited Lecture at Descartes Alumni Genootschap (Descartes Alumni Society)

13 April

Desirable climate futures? The geoengineering dilemma. Panel discussion (online).

6-9 April

International Studies Association Annual Convention

  • Co-Presenter, ‘Global Civil Society and the Representation of the Global Poor in Sustainable Development Negotiations’

  • Co-Presenter, ‘The Marginalization of the Global South in Global Change Science’ (with Carole-Anne Sénit)

  • Participant, Roundtable ‘How to Get Published’

  • Honoree, ‘Distinguished Scholar Panel honoring Frank Biermann’

7 April

Earth System Governance and the Common Home of Humanity

Podcast (online here) with Kimberly White, CEO of Planet Press

18 March 

The Steering Effects of the Sustainable Development Goals

Presentation at Webinar ‘The Contribution of SDGs to Global Governance. Hosted by Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Barcelona, Spain 

3 March

The Impact of the Sustainable Development Concept. Listen here to my Podcast in the series In Pursuit of Development

25 January

The European Green Deal: Reflections on Nature, Animals, and the Planet

Keynote at conference ‘The Green Deal: What Are its Implications for Animals and Nature?’ Maastricht University (short video here: online).

15 January

Opties voor negatieve CO2-emissies

Online Public Dialogue (in Dutch) by organisations affiliated with the Dutch Green and Social-Democratic parties. I argued for European initiatives to control research on climate engineering. Join us online here.


3 December

Defining the Normative Space of the Anthropocene: Goals, Targets, Politics

Keynote at the conference Toolbox of Environmental Governance: Numbers, Metrics, and Acronyms. Swedish Royal Academy of Art and Sciences, Stockholm (virtual presentation).

27 November

New Developments in Global Sustainability Governance

Presentation at the Inaugural Workshop of the Cascades Project (Horizon 2020).

25 September

‘Let’s Build the Job Profile of the 21st Century Leader’

SDG Action Day – Panel Discussion. Online event organised by SDG Action Netherlands

16 September

Global Sustainability Governance Fifty Years after the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment

Presentation at the Plenary ‘Science-Policy Dialogue on Stockholm+50’ at the international Earth System Governance Virtual Forum.

16 September

The Steering Effects of the Sustainable Development Goals: A Research Agenda

Invited presentation at the Semi-plenary ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: Success or Failure’ at the international Earth System Governance Virtual Forum.

10 June

Global Governance through Goal-Setting: A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of the Millennium Development Goals

GlobalGoals2020 International SDG Research Symposium, Utrecht University.

9 June

The Steering Effects of the Sustainable Development Goals: A Research Agenda

Opening speech at the International SDGs Research Symposium GlobalGoals2020. Utrecht University.

6 June

COVID-19 and Global Sustainability

Keynote at KMF and Forum Kagama Virtual “Living in Peace with Covid-19?”. Online.

5 March

Die Sustainable Development Goals: Transformative Kraft der Nachhaltigkeitspolitik?

Public Evening Debate jointly organised by Schader Foundation, German Political Science Association, and Technical University Darmstadt. Darmstadt, Germany.

25 February

Climate Engineering: Science Fiction or Future?

Presentation at the university-wide programme Studium Generale of University of Twente.