Niestroy, I., Constructing assessment indicator dashboards for evidence-informed policymaking: Insights from the perspective of public administration, institutions, and governance, Krieger, K. and Melchor Fernandez, L. editor(s), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2022, ISBN 978-92-76-53802-8, doi:10.2760/8657, JRC130062.


Niestroy, I., Nicholson, S., Charlier, G., “Contribution of CEI to UN Agenda 2030 and its implementation in CEI Member States” . Central European Institute, Trieste.


Niestroy, I., Hege, E., Dirth, E. and Zondervan, R. (2019). Europe’s approach to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: good practices and the way forward. Brussels: European Parliament,Policy Department for External Relations, PE 603.473.


Niestroy, I. (2016)How are we getting ready? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the EU and its Member States: analysis and action so far. Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Discussion Paper 9/2016. https://www.die-gdi.de/discussion-paper/article/how-are-we-getting-ready-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-in-the-eu-and-its-member-states-analysis-and-action-so-far/

Meuleman, L., Strandenaes, J.G. and Niestroy, I. (2016). From PPP to ABC: A new partnership approach for the SDGs. Guest article published on 11 October 2016 at http://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/from-ppp-to-abc-a-new-partnership-approach-for-the-sdgs/

Niestroy, I. and Meuleman, L. (2016). Teaching Silos to Dance: A Condition to Implement the SDGs. Guest article published on 21 July 2016 at http://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/teaching-silos-to-dance-a-condition-to-implement-the-sdgs/?rdr=sd.iisd.org


Niestroy, I. (2015) Governance approaches and tools for SD integration: good practice (what has worked where and why) at national level. Paper for the UN DESA/UNEP Technical Capacity Building Workshop Sustainable Development Integration Tools, Geneva, 14-15 October 2015.
Meuleman, L. and Niestroy, I. (2015) Common But Differentiated Governance: A Metagovernance Approach to Make the SDGs Work. Sustainability 2015, 7, 12295 12321.

Niestroy, I. and Meuleman, L. (2015), Common But Differentiated Governance: Making the SDGs Work. Short version published online as Guest article at IISD.


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. http://www.asef.org/pubs/asef-publications/3353-asef-outlook-report-2014/2015-–-facts-&-perspectives

Niestroy, I. (2014): Sustainable Development Goals at the Subnational Level: Roles and good practices for subnational governments. SDplanNet Briefing Note May 2014. http://www.iisd.org/sites/default/files/publications/sdplannet_sub_national_roles.pdf

Pinter, L., Almassy, D., Antonio, E., Hatakeyama, S., Niestroy, I., Olsen, S., & Pulawska, G. (2014): Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators for a Small Planet: Part I: Methodology and goal framework. Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). Singapore. http://www.asef.org/index.php/pubs/asef-publications/3182-sustainable-development-goals-and-indicators-for-a-small-planet


Jacob, K., Kannen, H. and Niestroy, I. (2013): Successfully Developing Sustainable Development Strategies – Analysis of Sustainable Development Strategies at International Level (in German). Bertelsmann Stiftung. Guetersloh.

Niestroy, I., García Schmidt, A., Esche, A. (2013a): Bhutan: Paradigms matter. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.): Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future – The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013.

Keller, M., Niestroy, I., García Schmidt, A., Esche, A. (2013): Costa Rica: Pioneering Sustainability. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.): Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future – The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013.

Niestroy, I., García Schmidt, A., Esche, A. (2013b): 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.

Williams, M., Niestroy, I., Diebold, C., Esche, A. (2013): Tasmania: Sustaining an Island’s Future. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.): Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future – The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013.

Cornforth,J., I. Niestroy and D. Osborn (2013): The governance of scaling up successful sustainability practices: How can National Councils for Sustainable Development organise the wider use of national and regional examples? Published online by the Global Network of National Sustainable Development Councils NCSDS.


Bitzer, V., Cörvers, R., Glasbergen, P. and Niestroy, I. (eds.)(2012): European Union, Governance and Sustainability, Open University of the Netherlands. http://www.ou.nl/web/english/european-union-governance-and-sustainability

Niestroy, I. (2012): National sustainable development strategies (NSDSs). In: Bitzer, V., Cörvers, R., Glasbergen, P. and Niestroy, I. (eds.): European Union, Governance and Sustainability, pp 149-162, Open University in the Netherlands.

Antonio, E., Hoiberg Olsen, S., Holtsberg, C., Niestroy, I. & Zondervan, R. (2012): Asia-Europe Strategies for the Earth Summit 2012 – Global Architectures for Sustainable Development Delivery. Asia-Europe Environment Forum. Singapore.

Ferretti, J., Podhora, A., Weingarten, E. & Niestroy, I. (2012): Möglichkeiten und Hemmnisse zur Berücksichtigung von Umweltbelangen im Folgenabschätzungssystem der Europäischen Kommission. UVP-Report 1/12. p. 4 – 9.


Niestroy, I. & Winnicki, T. (eds.) (2011): UNCSD ►Rio 20plus – The “Green Economy” Agenda in the context of SD and Institutional Framework for SD at national level. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of EEAC, 15 – 17 September, 2011, Wroclaw, Poland. http://www.eeac.eu/annual-conferences/wroclaw-2011#Downloads

Niestroy, I. (2011): Sustainable Development Councils at national and sub-national levels stimulating informed debate: Stocktaking. Stakeholder Forum, sdg 2012 series


Spangenberg, J. & Niestroy, I. (2010): Politische Lernprozesse durch Peer Reviews, in: Steurer, R. & Trattnigg, R. (Hrsg.): Nachhaltigkeit regieren. München: Oekom. p.215 – 235. http://www.oekom.de/buecher/themen/politikgesellschaft/archiv/buch/nachhaltigkeit-regieren.html


Niestroy, I. (2008): Sustainability Impact Assessment and Regulatory Impact Assessment. In: OECD (ed.): Conducting Sustainability Assessments, p. 67-88. OECD Sustainable Development Studies. Download this chapter here. See also: http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/environment/conducting-sustainability-assessments/sustainability-impact-assessment-and-regulatory-impact-assessment_9789264047266-5-en


Niestroy, I. (2007): Peer review of the Netherlands’ SD strategies/policies. Reflections on the process and learning points. Study commissioned by the Dutch Advisory Council for Research in Spatial Planning, Environment and Nature (RMNO).

Niestroy, I. (2007): Stimulating informed debate – Sustainable Development Councils in EU Member States. A compilation of tasks, capacities, and best practice. Study commissioned by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE).

Niestroy, I. (2007): Sustainable Development Governance Structures in the European Union. In: OECD: Institutionalising Sustainable Development. OECD Sustainable Development Studies. p. 67-88. http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/environment/institutionalising-sustainable-development/sustainable-development-governance-structures-in-the-european-union_9789264019096-8-en


Niestroy, I. (2006): Sustainable Development Councils as Multi-Stakeholder Formations: Types, Styles and Roles in Sustainable Development Strategy Processes. In: The Club of Rome – Brussels Chapter: Civil Society Monitoring the EU Strategy for Sustainable Development. Proceedings of a Symposium in Brussels on April 5, 2006. p. 18–23. http://www.clubofrome.at/events/2006/brussels/p_niestroy.html

Niestroy, I. (2006): Achievements and challenges for national sustainable development strategies in the EU: a governance perspective.  In: M. Pallemaerts & A. Azmanova (eds.): The EU and Sustainable Development: Internal and External Dimensions, VUB University Press, Brussels, p. 129-156. http://kar.kent.ac.uk/10852/


Niestroy, I. (2005): The network of European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), elni review 1/2005: 53-60. http://www.elni.org/fileadmin/elni/dokumente/Archiv/2005/artikel-heft-1/Ausgabe_05_01_niestroy.pdf

Niestroy, I. (2005): Sustaining Sustainability – a benchmark study on national strategies towards sustainable development and the impact of councils in nine EU member states.  EEAC series, Background study No.2. Lemma, Utrecht. 308p. http://www.ps4sd.eu/publ/2005-sustaining-sustainability/


Niestroy, I. (2004): The role of Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils. In: Government of Catalonia (ed.): Institutions for Sustainable Development: Barcelona Workshop June, 2004. p. 69–82.

Macrory, R. and Niestroy, I. (2004): Emerging Transnational Policy Networks: The European Environmental Advisory Councils. In: Vig, N.J. and Faure, M.G. (eds.): Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union. MIT Press, Cambridge. p. 305–328. http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=10160


Niestroy, I. (2003): The role of Impact Assessments for (environmental) policy integration. In:  Meuleman/Niestroy/Hey (eds.): Environmental Governance in Europe.  RMNO Background Studies (V.02). Lemma, Utrecht. p. 150–172.

English (UK) Meuleman, L., I. Niestroy and C. Hey (eds.): Environmental Governance in Europe.  RMNO Background Studies (V.02). Lemma, Utrecht. p. 150–172.


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 S. Download English summary here.