Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf
Dr Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute and Head of its International and European Governance Program. With a background in international and European law, his work focuses on climate change and governance. Since 2003, when he joined the Ecologic Institute, he has led numerous projects on climate change, international governance, EU reform, trade, investment protection and tax reform. He is a member of the Governance Team, the managing body of the Ecologic Institute. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf works in German and English; he also has a good knowledge of Spanish.
Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf is also co-founder and shareholder of Democracy Reporting International (DRI), a Berlin-based NGO promoting democratic governance world-wide. International and constitutional law are the focus of his work at DRI.
Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf worked at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU, Unit "EU Co-ordination"). He was legal and election advisor to various election observation missions of the European Union and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He was also an attorney at Beiten und Burckhardt, an international corporate law firm.
Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf studied law in Kiel and Berlin (Germany), with a concentration in European and international law. His PhD thesis analyzed whether the International Court of Justice has the authority to control the UN-Security Council. He also studied history at Beloit College (USA). He completed his legal clerkship at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi (Kenya).