In a podcast of 55 minutes, Diederik Samsom (Head of Cabinet of Executive Vice President Timmermans of the European Commission and responsible for the Green deal and Climate action), Louis Meuleman (ps4sd and Berenschot), and Frederik van Dalfsen (Berenschot) discuss governance responses to complex system challenges such as climate change. The podcast was put online in July 2021 by the Dutch consultancy Berenschot. The discussion (held in Dutch language) can be followed on a.o. Spotify. […]
On 22 July 2021, the UN ECOSOC Council approved the nomination by UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres to appoint Louis Meuleman for a 2nd term of 4 years as member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA).
CEPA advises the UN and its member countries on the quality of public administration institutions and governance for achieving the SDGs. The Committee consists of 24 members from different countries, who are appointed in personal capacity, and it is a part time position. The 24 appointed members for the 2021-2025 term are listed here. […]
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). […]
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. […]
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. […]
We welcome Sally Nicholson as associate of PS4SD. Sally has been working on sustainable development in the NGO sector for more than 30 years, based in London and Brussels. She has focussed on the integration of environmental issues in international development, most recently as Head of Development Policy and Funding for the WWF European Policy Office, and has worked extensively on the Rio processes, the Millennium Development Goals and is still working on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Sally has gained experience in working across both the environment and development sectors including on issues such as policy coherence for development and working closely with civil society actors, government and business. […]
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 law and governance, with profound experience in transition management towards a low carbon and circular economy. He provides guidance in multi-stakeholder policy-making and creating innovative partnerships. He is well-versed in managing conferences, hearings, workshops governmental and non-governmental stakeholders as well as an excellent moderator. […]
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. […]
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. […]