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 provide the necessary structure, reliability, transparency and communication points. Instead of breaking them down, we need to teach silos to dance.
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 […]
Ingeborg participated in the Sustainable Development Transition Forum 2015 of the UN Office for Sustainable Development in Incheon, Republic of Korea, 17-19 November 2015.
Louis was invited by UN DESA to speak at the plenary official UN session on “Creating ownership at the national level”, in New York, 13th July 2016. He spoke about avoiding blueprints, the need to use all available governance tools, […]