Global and Multi-level Environmental Governance
Many environmental problems are transboundary or even global in nature, raising problems of spatial fit between biophysical and jurisdictional boundaries and of institutional interplay between public, private and civil society actors. Researchers at German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) therefore analyse patterns, causes and consequences of global and multi-level governance in different environmental fields with a focus on developing countries, and ask for adequate governance mechanisms.
Empirically, the DIE researchers draw on extensive expertise in global and multi-level governance in various environmental fields, especially climate change, water, biodiversity, forests and desertification. At the global level, they examine the institutional dynamics of international environmental governance. They also assess the effects of international and transnational politics and policies on patterns and dynamics of multi-level governance and cross-cutting institutional interlinkages. DIE researchers furthermore analyse the legitimacy and the effectiveness of corresponding multi-level or polycentric institutional arrangements and transnational governance networks in terms of their ability to reconcile environmental, economic and social objectives.
Head of Department "Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management"
Currently on leave
Currently on leave
Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Deputy Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- Climate change and development - natural resources management in the context of adaptation and mitigation
- Cooperation on hydropower projects on international rivers – The Ruzizi cascade and Rusumo Falls projects
- Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Peruvian Amazon – a Multi-Level Governance Issue
- Klimalog: Dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation
Sustainability in the water-energy-food nexus
Bhaduri, A. / C. Ringler / I. Dombrowsky / R. Mohtar / W. Scheumann (eds.), Water International (Special Issue), 40 (5-6), 723-732
Private finance for adaptation: do private realities meet public ambitions?
Pauw, Pieter, Richard Klein, Pier Vellinga, Frank Biermann (2015)
Climatic Change, pp 1-15
Biodiversity – A vital foundation for sustainable development
G7 Elmau Progress Report
(long version in English)