Welcome to GRGP
The Global Risk Governance Programme researches environmental insecurities by exploring new emerging risk landscapes and their governance that are shaping the 21st Century securities.
Our Research
A particular focus of the research programme is on understanding the new and emerging risk landscapes and their governance that are shaping 21st Century securities.
Our people
Our People
The Global Risk Governance Programme team consists of an international and multidisciplinary group of researchers and postgraduate students.

News and Events

News, events, and publications: 

Regulatory Theory
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 15:15

Cameron Holley and Clifford Shearing recently published an article titled 'A Nodal Perspective of Governance: Advances in Nodal Governance Theory'  in Drahos, P. Ed. Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications, a REGNET publication, published by ANU Press.

BEEP camps
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 08:15

The GRG Environmental Entrepreneur's Support Initiative  (EESI) is supporting forty young leaders involved with Beyond Environmental Expectation Project (BEEP) to build leadership and mentoring skills. 

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 16:30

A new 3 year programme at GRG, titled Neighbourhood Safety Initiative, aims to work in co-operation with City of Cape Town representatives to develop models of best practice for locally based integrated policing in resource-poor communities.

Happy Khambule
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 11:45

Recent research outputs by Happy Khambule, a fellow in the Environmental Entrepreneurs Support Initiative (EESI) programme include a policy submission to the National Treasury on Draft Carbon Offset Regulations on the Carbon Tax, and opinion pieces on developments in climate change and energy policies in South Africa.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 12:30

Cameron Harrington, research fellow at the GRGP,  and Clifford Shearing are the authors of the forthcoming book Security in the Anthropocene: Reflections on Safety and Care.  Transcript and Columbia University Press are the publishers.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:15

An article on the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime website explores Annette Hübschle's research on the motivation of people involved in rhino poaching.  Annette is a postdoctoral fellow working in the  Environmental Security Observatory project.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 12:00

The Environmental Security Observatory (ESO) is hosting its second seminar in a series of events on emerging environmental security issues.  Professor Louise Shelley, from George Mason University, discusses illicit trade in rhino horn as a transnational crime phenomenon

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 11:45

Annette Hübschle's book titled A Game of Horns: Transnational Flows of Rhino Horn has recently been published.  Annette is a researcher in the Environmental Security Observatory which is a joint project between the Global Initiative, the Centre of Criminology and the Global Risk Governance Programme. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 13:00

The concept of the Anthropocene – the geological epoch defined by human action – has so far remained largely absent from International Relations (IR) analyses. Cameron Harrington explores this perplexing problem in a recent article in Millennium: Journal of International Studies.

SANCOOP workshop
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:00

The SANCOOP project Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems in Emerging Economies  held a workshop in Cape Town, 10 - 11 March 2016. This mid-project workshop was held to share research among team members and get input on research and articles from the global team.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:15

Neoka Naidoo and Happy Khambule are the newest fellows with Environmental Entrepreneurs Support Initiative (EESI).  This is a social responsibility project of the Global Risk Governance Programme, supported by, and undertaken in conjunction with, the Mauerberger Foundation.