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Towards a Stronger System of International Environmental Governance

December 2004 to July 2005

Launched in 2003, a French Initiative gave new impetus into the debate about upgrading UNEP to a United Nation Environment Organisation (UNEO). In this context Ecologic - in cooperation with IDDRI - organizes a conference in May 2005. It is the conference's objective to discuss and explore the potential benefits of a UNEO. 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof. Wangari Maathai as well as Federal Minister of Environment Juergen Trittin will be among the conference'sRead more

New Directions in Global Environmental Governance

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23 August 2004
Berlin
Germany
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International environmental governance, concerns about its current state and options to strengthen the global environmental regime were the subject of the Dinner Dialogue with Maria H. Ivanova, Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project at Yale University. The discussion started off with an assessment of UNEP's achievements. It focused on ways of reforming and strengthening the current system of international...Read more

Differential Effects of Enlargement on EU Environmental Governance

This article examines the potential impact of eastern enlargement on EU environmental governance. Whereas some observers see eastern enlargement as a potential threat to EU environmental governance, this contribution argues that it should be seen as an opportunity to intensify ongoing reform efforts. Ingmar von Homeyer from Ecologic Institute was the author of this article.Read more

UNEP Round Table

December 2003 to February 2004

The Round Table is intended to further the international discussion on the issue of universal membership in UNEP and to possibly develop a common understanding and set of strategies within the European Union.

A universal membership of each UN Member States in the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) could increase UNEP`s legitimacy and enhance its political importance. Accordingly, the issue of universal membership is one of major interest. In this context, Ecologic organised a Round Table meetingRead more

The Architecture of the Global System of Governance

The Nexus between Trade and Sustainable Development
The results of the workshop entitled "The Architecture of the Global System of Governance of Trade and Sustainable Development" that took place on 9 and 10 December 2002 in Berlin have been published in an Ecologic Brief. Based on the background paper of the workshop and the debates which took place during the discussions, this brochure seeks to give an overview of the complex issue of the global governance of trade and sustainable development and to convey to a wider audience the main questions facing the research community.Read more

Participation of NGOs in International Environmental Governance

Legal Basis and Practical Experience
The main conclusions and results of a study exploring functions, rules and practices of NGO participation in international environmental co-operation are presented in an Ecologic Brief. This Ecologic Brief identifies a number of options for a strengthened participation of NGOs in international environmental governance and is intended to contribute to the related international discussions.Read more

UN-Reform and the Future of UNEP

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5 November 2003
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

On 5 November 2003 Prof. Peter M. Haas gave a guest talk at Ecologic, Berlin. His presentation entitled "UN-Reform and the Future of UNEP" provided a basis for a lively discussion with Ecologic's scientists on international environmental regime development. His paper 'Is there a Global Governance Deficit and What Should be Done About It?', based on the presentation to Ecologic,...Read more

Institutional Change and Governance in the European Union

The Case of Biotechnology Regulation
Homeyer, Ingmar von 2002: Institutional Change and Governance in the European Union: The Case of Biotechnology Regulation. Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence.Read more

EU Environmental Governance: A Benchmark of Policy Instruments

With a Focus on Agriculture, Energy and Transport
Kraemer, R. Andreas; Anneke Klasing; David G. Wilkinson and Ingmar von Homeyer 2002: EU Environmental Governance: A Benchmark of Policy Instruments. Ecologic/Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), Berlin.Read more

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