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
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
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
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