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Welcome to GRG
Welcome
The Global Risk Governance programme, Law Faculty, University of Cape Town, 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.
Outreach
The Environmental Entrepreneurs Support Initiative (EESI) is a social responsibility focused project aimed at building capacity in young leaders.

News

Global Risk Governance programme

Environmental and Economic Sustainability in the Development Sector
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 13:30

Dr Nick Simpson is working with Tearfund, an international NGO, to review and systematically explore academic and development practice literatures relating to environmental and economic sustainability.

GRG Research Assistant scores Yale Fellowship
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 20:00

GRG Research Assistant, Elkanah Babatunde, has been awarded a Yale-Fox Fellowship as part of his PhD research. Opportunity doesn’t always come a-knocking, sometimes you have to set out in search of it yourself. This is what Elkanah Babatunde, who is currently pursuing his PhD in the UCT Faculty of Law, recently learned when an application completed in the nick of time landed him the illustrious Yale Fox International Fellowship.

Interview with the South African Crime Quarterly
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 12:15

The South African Crime Quarterly (SACQ) interviewed GRG postdoctoral fellow, Nicholas Simpson on the water crisis in Cape Town. In this article, Nick discusses the water crisis and its impact on questions of vulnerability, risk and security and how the emerging GRG research agenda is approaching these critical issues.

Hot off the Press: Criminology and the Anthropocene
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:00

Criminology and the Anthropocene is a newly published book edited by Cameron Holley and Clifford Shearing, both of the Global Risk Governance programme. This book contains eight chapters by eminent scholars and is published by Routledge Publishers. It explores a variety of key intractable problems of the Anthropocene, including climate change and overexploitation of natural resources that cause environmental insecurities; crime and corruption; related human insecurity and fortressed spaces; and the rise of new risks and social harms. 

Review of 'Security in the Anthropocene Reflections on Safety and Care'
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:30

'Security in the Anthropocene Reflections on Safety and Care' by Cameron Harington and Clifford Shearing, both of the Global Risk Governance programme, was recently reviewed  by Simon Dalby (Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University) and can be found on the website of The Academic Council on the United Nations System:  https://acuns.org/review-of-security-in-the-anthropocene-reflections-on-safety-and-care/.

Op-ed on Climate Change
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:15

Emma Lacavalier, a research fellow in the Global Risk Governance Programme, in an article in The Conversation, examines how America's cities and states have taken up the challenge of  fighting climate change globally. Since the Trump administration announced last June its intended withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, attention — and hope — has turned to America’s cities and states.

Reflection on the BEEP Mentorship Programme for 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:00

On the 20th October, Forty Beyond Expectation Environmental Project (BEEP) mentors gathered at the UCT Law Faculty to reflect on their year as mentors. A report of the day's reflection can be found here >>>.

Crime, Law and Social Change: Special Issue
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 09:45

Crime Law and Social Change. Special Issue edited by Emma Lecavalier, Cameron Harrington and Clifford Shearing.  Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security.

Monthly coffee break
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 15:15

The Coffee Break on the Kramer 6th floor deck gave the GRG team members and friends a valuable opportunity to share their project work with each other in a friendly environment through three minute presentations and question and answer sessions.

 

Hot of the Press! Security in the Anthropocene: Reflections on Safety and Care
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:15

Security in the Anthropocene: Reflections on Safety and Care is a newly published book co-authored by Cameron Harrington and Clifford Shearing, both members of the Global Risk Governance programme. 

Energy and the Anthropocene: security challenges and solutions
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:45

Energy and the Anthropocene: security challenges and solutions is a journal article by Jan Froestad and Clifford Shearing, published in the special issue of Crime, Law and Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Journal: Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security.

 

Nodes and Networks in the Governance of Ecosystem-based Adaptation: The Case of the Bergrivier Municipality, South Africa
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30

Nodes and networks in the governance of ecosystem-based adaptation: the case of the Bergrivier municipality, South Africa is a new journal article co-authored by Lorena, Pasquini, a Senior Researcher in the Fulcrum Institutions project. This article is published in the Climatic Change journal in its latest edition.

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