Dr. Agni Kalfagianni

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Agni is Associate Professor of Transnational Sustainability Governance at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. As a member of the Environmental Governance group, her research specializes in the effectiveness, legitimacy, and ethical and justice considerations of private and transnational forms of governance in the sustainability domain.
Agni sits in the Scientific Steering Committee of the Earth System Governance project (earthsystemgovernance.org), the largest social science research network on global environmental change, and has the rotating co-chair role for the period 2019-2021. She is co-founder of the international Planetary Justice Taskforce, an interdisciplinary group of scholars working on questions of justice in the context of profound transformations of the earth system. Agni is (co)Editor-in-Chief of the Global Environmental Governance book series by Routledge, Associate Editor of the Earth System Governance journal, and member of the Editorial Board of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics and Agriculture and Human Values journals.
Her work has appeared in numerous international peer-reviewed journals including Global Environmental Change, Journal of Business Ethics, Globalizations, and edited volumes with major university presses, such as the MIT Press.
Agni Kalfagianni recently contributed to Utrecht University’s Planetary health: a recipe for resilience story. As part of an interviewed team of food scientists, she works on turning homogenized landscapes into mosaics to improve the resilience of our global food chain, one seed at a time.
Areas of interest:

  • Transnational sustainability governance
  • Standards for sustainability
  • Considerations of governance in the sustainability domain