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New Associate PS4SD

We welcome Andreas Versmann as associate of PS4SD as from August 2019. Andreas is an expert in environmental law, governance and capacity building measures […]

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Calendar of Events

30-31 October, Helsinki, Finland: ESDN annual conference (Louis and Ingeborg speaking). 8-18 July, New York: High Level Political Forum on the SDGs (Ingeborg speaking on 8th, Louis […]

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UN CEPA session New York 8-12 April

The annual session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) took place from 8-12 April at the UN Head Quarters in New York. As CEPA member and member of the Bureau (currently Rapporteur), Louis is involved in programming, preparing and chairing sessions. […]

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Senior Fellow at IASS Potsdam

On 15 February 2019, Ingeborg started as senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany.

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Metagovernance and the SDGs

Club of Rome EU-Chapter

The Club of Rome EU-Chapter organised on 7 November in Brussels a ‘Conversation Table’ with an introduction by Louis on his book ‘Metagovernance for […]

Governance & Metagovernance

Book launch event 17 Oct 2018

The Centre for European Policy Studies and the University of Leuven organised a book launch event on Louis’ new book ‘Metagovernance for Sustainability’ in Brussels on 17.10.2018. Geert Bouckaert moderated an expert & practitioners’ panel with Daniel Calleja Crespo, Saïd El Khadraoui, Andrea Renda, David Le Blanc, Ingeborg Niestroy, Ebba Dohlman, Roeland in ‘t Veld, Daniele Dotto and Karl Falkenberg, for around 100 participants. […]

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SD & Transformation – Workshop Freiburg

Ingeborg and Louis were invited speakers at the Workshop “Nachhaltige Entwicklung: Ein neuer, globaler Transformationstypus?” at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, on 26 & 27 […]

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SD research agenda in Kassel

On 19th September 2018, Louis spoke at the Agenda conference ‘Social-ecologic sustainability research’  in Kassel, Germany, about policy coherence for sustainable development. The conference […]

Implementation of the SDGs

VNR-LAB in New York

On 17th July 2018, Louis was discussant at one of the new VNR (Voluntary National Review) LABs organised by UN DESA during the High […]

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Transformative Designs for Sustainability

Ingeborg participated 18-20 June 2018 in a “Transformation Lab” on  Transformative Designs for Sustainability: Facilitating Mindshifts and Collective Action for Anthropocene-Prosperity, conceptualised by the Collective Leadership Institute […]

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Vice-chair of CEPA

[April 2018] At the 17th session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration at the UN HQ in New York, Louis was […]

Implementation of the SDGs

17th Session of CEPA in New York

[April 2018] From 23-27 April 2018, Louis participated as member at the 17th annual session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration in […]

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SDGs at the CEPS Ideas Lab

[Febr 2018] On 22 February 2018 at the CEPS Ideas Lab, Ingeborg moderated a panel discussion on SDG implementation in and by the EU, framed […]

Impact Assessment

Lecturing in Lille (2017-18)

[Oct 2017] Ingeborg teaches a master course on EU food policy at the Catholic University of Lille, starting in October 2017. A number of […]

New Publications

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What makes effective governance?

How does one know when countries have implemented good governance? Although a cornerstone of all developmental efforts and the sine qua non of sustainability, […]

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Contribution to 2019 HLPF

UN CEPA submitted a contribution to the July 2019 High-level Political Forum in the SDGs, stating among others that public institutions are not ready […]

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New review of ‘Metagovernance for Sustainability’

“General knowledge of the importance of the term metagovernance is relatively limited. Therefore, the recent publication by Louis Meuleman “Metagovernance for Sustainability” can be a significant contribution to a better general understanding of this concept.(…) This book in a very impressive and reasoned way presents the importance and complexity of metagovernance”. […]

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Metagovernance as full SDGs toolbox

Louis published a guest article at IISD.org as short introduction to the book Metagovernance for Sustainability. It argues that successful decision makers do not […]

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Let’s think beyond PPPs

The ‘Global Goals Yearbook 2018’ contains a short article by Louis on thinking beyond public-private partnerships for the SDGs. The article is based on […]

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Governance & Metagovernance

First reviews of “Metagovernance for Sustainability”

“This is both a theoretical masterpiece and practical handbook” (Bob Jessop). “This is a ‘metabook’ which will inspire and guide all those responsible for and studying the SDGs” (Geert Bouckaert). “This book will become the core text in this area” (Paul Jackson). “This book is an important read for every practitioner from developing and developed countries alike” (Geraldine J Fraser-Moleketi). “A book that is a must for those who strive for enhanced professionalism in governance for sustainable development” (Roel in ‘t Veld). “What makes this book a must-read is the emphasis on how to get to differentiated governance for the SDGs” (Guenther Bachmann). […]

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Implementation of the SDGs

Principles for effective governance

Louis co-authored a Guest article with an overview of 11 useful principles for the SDGs with examples of concrete strategies. Compiled by the Committee […]

Publications

Interview in Unesco Courier

[April 2017] Louis was interviewed in the latest edition of the UNESCO Courier (April-June 2017) on the article authored with Ingeborg Niestroy and Jan Gustav Strandenaes […]

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What is PS4SD?

Public Strategy for Sustainable Development (PS4SD) is a think-tank and advisory network registered in 2000, based in Brussels and The Hague. PS4SD combines the […]

Tweets @LouisMeuleman and @IngeNiestroy

@amwellstead @r_biesbroek @KatrienTermeer @WURgovernance He's a great mind. Writing difficult English, though. But Bob accepts that I also contribute usefully in my role as what Geert Bouckaert calls 'pracademic'.
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@amwellstead @r_biesbroek @KatrienTermeer @WURgovernance I hope my systemic comment on the research data selection will not get me fired at WUR ;-)
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@amwellstead @r_biesbroek @KatrienTermeer @WURgovernance I agree, Jessop coined it, around same time, but thats in a BOOK. Article could be of interest if books and chapters had been part of the analysis. My Springer book 2008 on metagovernance (ggle scholar 412 x cit) is not even mentioned ;-). Is this systematic and is this science?
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Now is the time for some true EU leadership. The Case for an EU Climate and Nature Czar @ProSyn https://t.co/ueAlFdJQQY
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@JeroenCandel I fully agree, and it is a shame to see a former scientist turning into a politician, while still using an academic status for this message, where a political hat would have been more appropriate.
@BasEickhout It was Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands who had quite a different deal made at G20!!?? So - this is pleasing whom?
Yes, but with transnational lists then? https://t.co/hOuMwpVxcc
It would be a travesty if neither Vestager or Barnier got the Commission Presidency, or even Timmermans, people who’ve worked tirelessly in Europe’s interest over the past years. I’m skeptical if EU leaders could sell anything dramatically otherwise to the EP. #EUCO #EU
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@AnneWillTalk @GretaThunberg Das stimmt so nicht: Jede Reduktion von CO2-Ausstoss und Ressourcenverbrauch is positiv und nützlich. Aus der Gesamtsumme aller Einsparungen wird eine globale Temperatur berechnet (in Modellrechnungen), inkl. ob das 2 bzw. 1,5 Grad-Ziel erreicht wird. Das ist ein Kontinuum.

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What makes effective governance?

How does one know when countries have implemented good governance? Although a cornerstone of all developmental efforts and the sine qua non of sustainability, […]

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The problem with the long term

Considering the slow pace of societal transitions, SDG implementation should have a strong long-term view. Policies triggering transitions often have a long lead time: […]