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Associates

Bio Gaetane Charlier

Gaëtane is a Belgian environmental jurist and an expert in governance for sustainable development. She studied law at the UCLouvain where she did her […]

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Events

Future events

  • 4 Nov 2020 – Training/workshop on metagovernance for Dutch public managers (NSOB, Noordwijk)(Louis Meuleman)
  • 20 Oct 2020 – Guest lecture on Metagovernance, Leuven University (Louis Meuleman)
  • 28 Sept 2020 – Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020 (Berlin) – Virtual edition. Louis Meuleman speaking on “Sustainability Transitions and Public Administration Reform”.
  • 14 Sept 2020 – Presentation “Die Umsetzung der SDGs in Europa”. Stiftung Demokratie Saarland, Saarbruecken (Ingeborg Niestroy speaking).

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Events

A virtual HLPF 2020

Although the High Level Political Forum on the SDGs could, in its digital form, not be the usual ‘marketplace of ideas’, the many virtual sessions were worthwhile and participants were concentrated. On 10 July, Louis Meuleman chaired one of the VNR-Labs. This VNR Lab 10 concentrated on on national institutions for SDG implementation, with speakers from Finland, Costa Rica, Morocco, Nepal and the African Peer Review Mechanism. The session was opened by Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist. From UN CEPA, Cristina Duarte (former Minister of Finance, Planning and Public Administration of Cabo Verde) participated as  discussant. […]

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Associates

Bio Sara Maia Rocha

Sara has been working as a researcher for environmental and sustainability projects since 2014. Since 2016, she is affiliated with the Central European University in Budapest as […]

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Bio Federico Olivieri

Federico graduated in economics and management, he worked on the Sbilanciamoci! Campaign,  collaborating in the critical analysis of the Italian financial law. He subsequently […]

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Bio Andre Batalhao

Andre is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Business Administration at School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto (FEARP), University of São Paulo […]

News & Events

“European Green Deal is really ambitious”

When the European Green Deal was adopted by he European Commission on 11 December 2019, Ingeborg commented this on ‘Spiegel Online’. With the “European Green Deal”, the head of the Euopean Commission is not yet presenting a package of measures defined in every detail, but is merely drawing up the route for future EU climate policy. Even if a lot is still unclear, the direction is right, experts say: “This is a really big step,” says Ingeborg Niestroy, EU expert at the Potsdam Institute for Transformative Sustainability Research (IASS). […]

Publications

Latest book now free viewing online

Louis’ latest book “Metagovernance for Sustainability: A Framework for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals” (Routledge – 2019) is now available for free online access […]

News & Events

UN CEPA: The place for institutional reform for the SDGs

UN Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin: “CEPA is the only body in the ECOSOC system dedicated to institution building in its many forms. Progress in this area is a foundation of progress on all the Sustainable Development Goals.” Louis: Feeling very honored and grateful to be able to serve as one of the  members of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration. CEPA is currently going through it’s 19th session in a virtual format – but with excellent, extremely stimulating and informed discussions, supported by a fantastic Secretariat at UN DESA. […]

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Events

Making sense of Covid-19 governance

The Public Governance Institute of Leuven University in Belgium started a series of contributions from their professors on the challenges and insights stemming from the Covid-19 pandemia. On the webage Making sense of Civid-19 governance, professors Trui Steen, Steven van de Walle, Steven van Hecke and Peter Hupe and Louis Meuleman present their ideas. Louis Meuleman summarises in a mini-video-lecture his recent article ‘It takes more than markets: First governance lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic’ (in Dutch). […]

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Associates

Bio – Francesca Valentini

Francesca is a Zurich-based junior researcher with a wide political and legal background. Francesca holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Diplomatic Affairs and two Masters´ […]

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Events

Events list

13-28 May 2020: Six 2-hour virtual sessions replacing the physical annual UN CEPA conference in New York.

 

15 May: Louis chairing CEPA meeting 2 on principles of effective governance for the SDGs

 

14 May: Louis speaking at UNDESA Webinar

 

13 May: Louis speaking at CEPA meeting 1 on acceleration for the SDGs

 

Postponed: Conference “We sustain sustainability 2020″, Zagreb, Croatia, 23 March 2020 (Louis speaking)

 

Postponed: 19th Session Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), UN HQ, New York, 30 March – 3 April 2020 (Louis speaking/chairing)

 

‘Keynote speech Prof. Dr Louis Meuleman on ‘The UN wants accelerated governance of the Sustainable Development Goals – but are we really ready?’’ at the IIAS Governance week 2020 in Brussels, 5 February 2020 (Louis)

 

Masterclass network leadership, 31 January 2020, Brussels (Louis).

 

ENoP Conference on: “Finding paths towards transformative European action for the SDGs“, 29th January 2020, Brussels (Ingeborg)

 

ESDN Strategic Workshop Sustainability & EU Democratic Challenges, 12 November 2019, Brussels, Presentation “Sustainability Governance in Europe: Governance Principles and Democratic Achievements: a practitioner’s view” (Louis)

 

ESDN annual conference 2019, Helsinki, 30-31 October 2019. Panel speaker on Taking stock on the 2030 Agenda implementation at the different policy levels (Ingeborg). Keynote on “Metagovernance for Sustainability: The full toolbox for implementing the SDGs” (Louis)

 

UN Sustainable Development Transformation Forum 2019, Incheon, Korea, 22 October 2019. Presentation “New trends in governance for transformation” (Louis)

 

Workshop The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) – Science as a leverage point for sustainable development, 9 October 2019, Brussels. Ingeborg was panelist.

 

Symposium ‘Global trends’, 24 September 2019, Leuven University.  Keynote “De Klimaatcrisis: een sleutelrol voor sociale wetenschappen” (Louis)

 

High Level Political Forum 2019 on the SDGs, New York. Presentation (Ingeborg) on 8th July. Presentation (Louis) on 15th July. […]

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Associates

Bio – Andreas Versmann

Andreas Versmann is a Berlin-based expert in environmental law, governance and capacity building measures and events. He  is an independent policy adviser in environmental […]

Implementation of the SDGs

Agenda 2030 in CEI and its Member States

Ingeborg is currently leading a ps4sd team with Sally Nicholson and Gaetane Charlier to execute a study for the  Central European Initiative (CEI) on “Agenda 2030 in CEI and its Member States”. The study maps the mainstreaming of the SDGs in the activities of CEI and develops recommendations for the future. […]

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Bio Sally Nicholson

Sally Nicholson has been working on sustainable development in the NGO sector for more than 30 years, based in London and Brussels. She has […]

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About us

Public Strategy for Sustainable Development (PS4SD) is a think-tank and advisory network registered in 2000, based in Brussels and The Hague, with associates in Berlin, London, Oslo and Leiden. PS4SD combines the expertise and experience with governance, impact assessment and stakeholder engagement of its founders Louis Meuleman and Ingeborg Niestroy and their associates. In our work we develop new solutions for the stumbling blocks that governments, civil society, science and business are facing in their attempts to move towards sustainable societies.

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Bio Louis Meuleman

Louis Meuleman – Founder/director

Dr. Louis Meuleman is policy  and governance advisor, manager and trainer on (sustainability) governance and metagovernance, public administration reform and sustainability transitions. He is Rapporteur (2019-20) and Member (2018-21) of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA). He works at the European Commission, DG Environment, in Brussels, as coordinator Environmental Implementation Review and European Semester. Louis has an MsC in environmental biology and a Phd in public administration. His latest book is Metagovernance for sustainability: A framework for implementing the SDGs (Routledge, London, 2018). […]