In May of this year, Routledge finally published Partnerships for Sustainability in Contemporary Global Governance: Pathways to Effectiveness, a co-edited volume which represents the main research output of the time I spent as a researcher for the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) in Geneva, Switzerland. The volume, which I had the pleasure of co-editing with Liliana Andonova and Moira Faul, bears the fruits of a 3-year project on the ‘Effectiveness of Partnerships for Sustainability‘ that was supported by the Swiss Network of International Studies (SNIS) and hosted by the CIES.
In the book, we develop an interdisciplinary framework for assessing the contribution of transnational partnerships between public and non-State actors to the solution of pressing sustainable development challenges, in the wider context of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. With the help of researchers from a number of institutions, including the Harvard Kennedy School, the University of Zurich and the University of Geneva, among others, we then seek to apply this framework to a series of empirical case studies in issue areas such as biodiversity loss, climate change, global health, and children’s rights. Beside my role as co-editor of the volume, I co-authored several of its chapters, including a study on transnational partnerships for the conservation of biodiversity and the development of renewable energy infrastructure in Brazil, Ecuador and Costa Rica.
The book was officially launched during an event co-hosted on 5 September by NORRAG, the CIES and the Global Governance Centre of the Graduate Institute of Geneva. The news coverage of the event was published by the Graduate Institute here, while the book is available in Open Access format on Routledge’s website.