Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf
Dr Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute and Coordinator of its International Governance Program. He is co-founder and co-director of Democracy Reporting International (DRI), a Berlin-based NGO promoting democratic governance in the Arab world. With a background in international and European law, his work focuses on climate change, international governance, and sustainable development. Since 2003, when he joined Ecologic Institute, he has led numerous projects on climate change, international trade, reform of international environmental governance, economic transformation, and indicator development. International and constitutional law are the focus of his work at DRI. Dr Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf works in German and English; he also has a good knowledge of Spanish.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Dr Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf worked at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU, Unit "EU Co-ordination"). He has worked as a legal advisor to various election observation missions managed by the EU and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in South America, the Caucasus, and the Balkans. He was also an attorney at an international corporate law firm.
Dr Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf studied law at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (both in Germany), with a concentration in European and international law. He also studied history at Beloit College (USA). His PhD thesis analyzed whether the International Court of Justice has the authority to control the UN-Security Council. He completed his legal clerkship at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi (Kenya).