“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). […]
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 stick to one governance approach; they think beyond the governance style that their organization or culture [...]
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 an earlier publication by Louis Meuleman, Jan-Gustav Strandenaes and Ingeborg Niestroy as guest article at IISD. [...]
Metagovernance for Sustainability – A Framework for implementing the SDGs is available now at Routledge. A preview (Chapter 1) can be downloaded here. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 are [...]
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 of Experts on Public Administration in April 2018 and Endorsed by UN ECOSOC on 2nd July. http://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/effective-governance-for-sustainable-development-11-principles-to-put-in-practice/
On 2 May 2018, the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) of which Louis is currently vice-chair, submitted its contribution to the 2018 High Level political Forum (HLPF) on the SDGs. This contribution was based on the discussions [...]
Louis co-authored a research article in Environmental Impact Assessment Review on the relationship between governance contexts and the development and outcomes of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The main objective of this paper is to understand if, and how, the governance context [...]
Short guest article published on the website of IISD on 18 April 2018, summarising the CEPA paper Louis wrote on policy and institutional coherence, with 10 recommendations, clustered in three groups: Principles for better coherence 1. Promote policy coherence [...]
[March 2018] On request of UN DESA, Louis wrote a paper on Promoting policy and institutional coherence for the SDGs, as member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration. This paper is published online in 6 language versions: [...]
[March 2018] The short introduction (‘Fastip’) on governance and impact assessment Louis wrote in 2013 for IAIA and which was the basis for the journal article “Owl meets beehive: how impact assessment and governance relate” (2015) is now available in [...]
[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 on new SDG partnerships: “There is a need to progress from PPP to “ABC”, where Administration, [...]
Louis co-authored an article in Development Policy Review: Steering the Poverty-Environment Nexus in Central Asia: A Metagovernance Analysis of the Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI). It presents a set of recommendations to improve governance coordination, while achieving more inclusive decision-making and ultimately [...]
Louis wrote a chapter on the EU Directive on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the book “European and International Experiences of Strategic Environmental Assessment – Recent progress and future prospects”. Link
Ingeborg and Louis wrote this guest article for IISD , following discussions at e.g. the HLPF. We argue that while the SDGs require breaking down “mental silos” to allow for change, the common call to break down institutional silos poses risks. Institutions [...]
Inge wrote a report for the German Development Institute (DIE) on the state of play around implementation of the SDGs in the EU: “How are we getting ready? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the EU and its Member [...]
Ingeborg was contributor to the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Report 2016 (chapter on National Councils for SD).
Short article by Louis Meuleman, Jan-Gustav Strandenaes and Ingeborg Niestroy, published online on 11 October 2016 by IISD, claiming that Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) should not be the blueprint model for the new SDG partnerships. We need a more inclusive and [...]
Book chapter – Meuleman, L. (2016), The implementation of the EU SEA Directive: Main achievements and challenges. In: B. Sadler and J. Dusik (Eds), European and international Experience of Strategic Environmental Assessment: Recent Progress and Future Prospects, pp 57-83. This [...]
On request of UN DESA, Inge wrote a paper on good practice at national level as regards governance approaches and tools for Sustainable Development Integration (SDI).
On 21st April 2015 we published a guest article at IISD in which we argue that for universal goals differentiated implementation approaches are needed at national or other levels, as any one governance style falls short, and that there is some convergence [...]
Ingeborg was the rapporteur of the Expert Group to the European Commission on “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the SDGs”. Their report was published in November 2015. 2015 Role of STI for SDSGs – report RTD
Inge co-authored a Briefing Paper of the German Development Institute (DIE). It concludes that given the scope and universal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a new quality of cooperation with greater inter-departmental work and whole-of-government approaches that [...]
Louis co-authored a book chapter on a value-based approach to sustainable development at EU level (in Dutch). Meuleman, L., Heleen de Coninck (2016). In: Bieckmann, F. and Sie, M. (ed.)(2016): De belofte van een ander Europa. Naar een Europese Unie [...]
Louis wrote a two-page info fiche on IA and governance, on request by the International Association for Impact Assessment. It introduces a threefold relation between IA and governance, addresses typical problems, things to know and things to do. Download here.
Book chapter – Meuleman, L. (2014), Governance Frameworks. In: Bill Freedman (ed.), Global Environmental Change,DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_59, # Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.
Ingeborg co-authored a study with important new contributions to the debate on Sustainable Development Goals, published by the Asia-Europe Forum: SDGs and Indicators for a Small Planet. Download the report here.
Febr – Roeland in ‘t Veld presented his oration as UNESCO professor Governance of Sustainability at Tilburg University (NL) on 7 February 2014. Download pdf here (in Dutch): Transgovernance – Duurzame ontwikkeling in een kennisdemocratie (Transgovernance – Sustainable Development in [...]
Louis co-authored an article on the environment as part of the solution to the economic crisis in the Italian magazine EcoScienza: Le politiche ambientali come soluzione alla crisi. English version: Environmental policy as part of the solution to the crisis.
Book chapter – Niestroy, I. (2014): Governance for Sustainable Development: How to Support the Implementation of SDGs? In: Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) (ed.): ASEF Outlook Report 2014/2015 – Facts & Perspectives. Volume II: Perspectives on Sustainable Development. p. 154 – 168. [...]
Ingeborg authored “Sustainable Development Goals at the Subnational Level: Roles and good practices for subnational governments”, an IISD/SDPlanNet Policy Brief supporting the Post 2015 Agenda discussions at UN level.
Jack Cornforth, Ingeborg Niestroy and Derek Osborn co-authored this report on how National Councils for Sustainable Development can organise the wider use of national and regional examples. Download report
June – This article by Louis Meuleman and Roel in ‘t Veld (in Dutch) argues that sustainable development in the Netherlands is not working. Some explanations are given as well as concrete recommendations for improvement. The article is published in [...]
Book chapter – Meuleman, L. (2011), Metagoverning governance styles: broadening the public manager’s action perspective. In: Torfing, J. and Triantafillou, P. (Eds.). Interactive Policymaking, Metagovernance and Democracy. ECPR, pp 95-110.
Book chapter – Niestroy, I., García Schmidt, A., Esche, A. (2013 a): Bhutan: Paradigms matter. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.): Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future – The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013. http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/cps/rde/xbcr/SID-4CF6FC24-6E941C6E/bst_engl/xcms_bst_dms_38892_39011_2.pdf
Book chapter – Niestroy, I., García Schmidt, A., Esche, A. (2013 b): Finland: Paving the Way for a Social Contract for Sustainability. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.): Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future – The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013. http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/cps/rde/xbcr/SID-ABAE8387-23CCD186/bst_engl/xcms_bst_dms_38985_38996_2.pdf
Edited book – Louis Meuleman (Ed.) Heidelberg: Springer Verlag (319 pp). ‘Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance’, the second publication on transgovernance of the IASS institute in Potsdam, Germany, gives the sustainability governance debate a new context and provides background think pieces against which [...]
Book chapter – Meuleman, L. (2013), Cultural diversity and sustainability metagovernance. In: L. Meuleman (Ed.) (2012), Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp 37-81.
Louis Meuleman (2012), paper presented at the 2012 Berlin Conference on Evidence for Sustainable Development, 5-6 October 2012 Evidence‐based policy making has become popular in political circles, as it promises an indisputable, ‘true’ knowledge base for policies. The call for more ‘evidence’ is [...]
Bitzer, V., Cörvers, R., Glasbergen, P. and Niestroy, I. (eds.)(2012), Open University in the Netherlands, 427 pp. Textbook containing contributions of many leading scholars, introducing the state of thinking on governance and sustainability in the context of the European Union, including [...]
Roeland J. in ‘t Veld (Ed.)(2000/2009). Utrecht/The Hague: Lemmo/RMNO. This book, published in 2000 and re-issued in 2009, marks a watershed in thinking about the use of knowledge for environmental policy-making. It criticises the naïve rational model of a linear [...]
Authored book – Louis Meuleman, PhD thesis. Heidelberg: Springer. What is modern governance? Is it the battle against ‘old-fashioned’ hierarchy, or is it the restoration of key hierarchical values? Is it optimizing network management, or maximizing the benefits of market [...]
De Zeeuw, A., R.J. in ’t Veld, D. van Soest, L. Meuleman and P. Hoogewoning This report reviews the theoretical literature and the current debate on the valuation of environmental goods and services, on the discounting of future benefits and costs, and on how [...]
Ingeborg Niestroy, In: OECD (ed.): Conducting Sustainability Assessments, p. 67-88. OECD Sustainable Development Studies Driven by more complex and complicated policy challenges, persistent problems, and conflicting interests, the desire for rooting policy-making in the available stock of knowledge and applying supporting [...]
Authored book – Ingeborg Niestroy. Sustaining Sustainability: A benchmark study on national strategies towards sustainable development and the impact of councils in nine EU member states. This study provides an inside story on the state of the art of national [...]
Edited book – Louis Meuleman, Ingeborg Niestroy and Christian Hey (Eds.). Background Study and Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference, Florence 2003. RMNO/ EEAC series, Background Study n.1, the Hague, 2003. This book combines the proceedings of the 11th EEAC Annual Conference of EEAC [...]
Authored book – Louis Meuleman, Utrecht: Lemma This book argues that in many countries the public sector is experiencing a crisis around its credibility. Based on his experiences in the public sector in the Netherlands, the author describes the important role [...]
Authored book – Niestroy, I. (2000): Die strategische UVP als Instrument zur Integration von Umweltbelangen in andere Politikbereiche – Fallstudien im Bereich Wasserstraßenplanung an Elbe und San Francisco Bay. Dissertation TU Berlin. VWF, Verlag für Wissenschaft und Forschung. Berlin. 326 [...]