Attn. Charlotte Ballard

Environmental Governance Group

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 2
3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands



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Future scenarios are increasingly used to support climate change planning under future uncertainty, by governments and multilateral organizations like the UN. Dr. Joost Vervoort, assistant professor at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht Univ...


Four cases of participatory foresight exercises show impact is not a given. Here’s how to fix it

The city of Eindhoven is probably more known for its football team than its urban green. But over the past few years, several urban food initiatives have sprung up, enjoying...


On 23 January 2018, CCAFS Scenarios sister project, Re-imagining anticipatory climate governance in the world’s vulnerable regions (RE-IMAGINE) was launched at the Utrecht University Museum in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Building on the work of the CCAFS Scenarios Projec...


5 - 8 November 2018

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Earth System Governance is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change. The Earth System Governance research alliance takes up the challenge of explorin...


31 October - 3 November 2018

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Joost Vervoort is co-organising the 2018 Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance. 

The 2018 Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance is designed to function as an incubator for early career...


Hebinck, A., J. M. Vervoort, P. Hebinck, L. Rutting, and F. Galli. 2018. Imagining transformative futures: participatory foresight for food systems change. Ecology and Society 23(2):16.


Transformations inherentl...


6 - 9 February 2018

HKU Ina Boudier Bakkerlaan 50, Utrecht

The Sustainability Game” is a UU-wide tailor-made BSc honours course where UU and HKU (Utrecht School of the Arts) students team up and learn how to make applied games that engage their players with sustainabili...


Vervoort & Gupta's paper "Anticipating climate futures in a 1.5°C era: the link between foresight and governance" has been published in the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST).

You can download the PDF here.


  • The 1.5 °C target ca...


23 January 2018


Utrecht University Museum, Utrecht​

We are excited to announce the start of the Re-imagining anticipatory climate governance in the world’s vulnerable regions (RE-IMAGINE) project, led by Joost Vervoort (Utrecht University) and Aarti Gupta (Wag...