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Balsiger Jörg, Directeur Pôle GEDT

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Titulaire d'un doctorat en Science, politique et gestion de l'environnement de l'Université de Californie à Berkeley, Jörg Balsiger est professeur associé au Département de géographie et environnement de l'Université de Genève et à l'Institut des sciences de l'environnement (ISE). Il assure la direction du Pôle Gouvernance de l’Environnement et Développement Territorial (PGEDT).

Jörg Balsiger is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Environment (Geneva School of Social Sciences) and the Institute for Environmental Sciences. He currently serves as Director of the Hub for Environmental Governance and Territorial Development.


Intérêts

Gouvernance régionale de l’environnement, coopération transfrontalière en régions de montagne et en bassins versants, environnement et paix, développement durable et éducation en vue du développement durable, inter-/transdisciplinarité

 

Axes de recherche

Spécialiste reconnu de la gouvernance régionale de l’environnement et du développement durable, ses activités récentes comprennent la recherche fondamentale et appliquée en matière de coopération régionale de l’environnement (par ex. via IEADB), gouvernance transfrontalière en régions de montagne (par ex. par la priorisation de thèmes de recherche), et éducation en en vue du développement durable (voir numéro spécial de MRD) ; la promotion de l’activité scientifique à l’échelle nationale (par ex. FoLAP), régionale (par ex. NEMOR) et globale (par ex. en tant que présdient de la Mountain Research Initiative) ; et de renforcement de capacités institutionnelles, notamment dan sle Caucase (voir SNC-mt et Sustainable Caucasusus). 

 

As an internationally recognized environmental governance and sustainable development expert, his recent activities include basic and applied research on regional environmental cooperation (e.g. through IEADB), transboundary mountain governance (e.g. through research agenda setting), and education for sustainable development (see the special issue of MRD); science promotion and advocacy at the national (e.g. FoLAP), regional (e.g. NEMOR), and global level (e.g. as Chair of the Mountain Research Initiative); and institutional capacity building for regional scientific and educational cooperation, with a particular focus on the Caucasus (see SNC-mt  and Sustainable Caucasus).

 


Projets en cours

  • Global ecosystem services and local water conservation knowledge battlefields in the Ecuadorian highlands, funded by Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation / Universität St. Gallen, Seed Money Grant for Latin American Region
  • Mountains Connect / Adaptation at Altitude, United Nations Environment Programme / Swiss Agency for Development and Coperation
  • Enabling Global Change Research on Mountains: The Mountain Research Initiative Coordination Office"(Académie suisse des sciences naturelles)
  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Higher Education (UNIGE-Yonsei Joint Seed Funding 2019)
  • Jinx!, funded by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and td-net (Programme U Change)
  • PHUSICOS: 'According to nature' - solutions to reduce risk in mountain landscapes, funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020)
  • Reorient: Regional Orders in International Environmental Politics (SNSF Professorship, 2015-2019)
  • Regional Environmental Governance: A global assessment (REG-Data)
  • Strengthening Climate change adaptation capacities in the South Caucasus, in partnership with Sustainable Caucasus, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
 

Projets terminés

  • Accelerating Climate Action - Global comparison of regional mountain governance, in partnership with the Mountain Research Initiative, funded by UN Environment
  • Facilitating evidence-based policy recommendations for states to improve the protection of environmental civil society and environmental defenders, funded by the Geneva Science-Policy Interface
  • At risk: Understanding contemporary environmental civil society challenges, funded by the Fondation Ernest Boninchi
  • Closing the Loop: Enhancing Interdisciplinarity in Research and Teaching, Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
  • EE-REG - Comparing Regional Environmental Governance in East Asia and Europe, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • ERMI - European Regional Mountain Initiatives: From Pyrenees to Caucasus, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Mountlennium - Reaching Millennium Development Goals through Regional Mountain Governance, Swiss Network for International Studies
  • REGov - Regional Environmental Governance: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Theoretical Perspectives, Comparative Designs", Swiss National Science Foundation and Swiss Network for International Studies
  • Sub-regional environmental governance and transboundary conservation dynamics in Vietnam and neighbouring countries, funded by Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Bilateral research collaboration with Asia 2017-2020
  • Supporting Sustainable Mountain Development in the Caucasus (Sustainable Caucasus) (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, 2015-2018)
  • Swiss Platform for Sustainable Development Research (funded by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, CreST – Creating spaces for transdisciplinary learning
  • SWISS-SDR - Swiss Platform for Sustainable Development Research 

Enseignements

  • T206054 Géographie politique : territoires, frontières, pouvoir / Political Geography: Territories, Borders, Power, Bachelor en géographie et environnement et autres bachelors SDS
  • 14E206 FND Société et durabilité, Master en sciences de l’environnement
  • T406067 Territoires et Frontières, Maîtrise en géographie politique et culturelle et autres masters SDS
  • T406003 Sustainable Development and political agendas + bootcamp, Master of Science in Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability
  • "Agenda 2030 et la Grande transformation en vue d'undéveloppement durable" (module du CAS "Développement durable : horizon 2030")¨
  • "Travail d’intégration" (module du CAS "Développement durable : horizon 2030")

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