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The Meetings

“Global environmental meetings are moments when diverse actors, normally dispersed in time and space, come together to produce—through decisions, interpersonal relationships, information exchange, etc.—environmental governance.” 

— Campbell et al. 2014a


As the configuration of global environmental governance has become more complex over the past fifty years, understanding the transnational networks of public, private and nonprofit organizations that comprise it has become more important. International meetings devoted to global biodiversity conservation are one place where transnational actors assemble together publicly, in time and space. 

Since 2008, we have attended 6 meetings to date. Given our interest in biodiversity conservation, we have focused on meetings of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and UN Commission on Sustainable Development.

Global environmental meetings "...construct political arenas for the performance and negotiation of particular agendas."

- Corson et al., 2019