I combine long-term expertise with
a dynamic and high-energy approach!
I offer to you a broad range of different services in the areas of moderation and organization of specialist events; advice, support for, and implementation of, sustainability processes, policies and strategies; organization of effective stakeholder dialogues; conducting studies and research on sustainability topics and policies; as well as network and project management.
I have more than 20 years of experience in sustainable development – as a content expert and policy advisor, as well as in designing and leading processes, strategies, dialogues and exchange formats with different stakeholders.
I would be glad to support you in dealing with important tasks and challenges that you face – together we will find the best solutions and results for you!
Reports on Country Approaches
to the SDGs and Well-being
I recently finished a study on country approaches to the SDGs and well-being that was commissioned by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the national institute for strategic policy analysis in the fields of the environment, nature and spatial planning in the Netherlands.
The main objective of this comparative study was to investigate how countries strategically implement the SDGs, which concepts/initiatives/activities they apply on well-being and beyond GDP in practice, and how coordination between SDG implementation and well-being is enabled. The study was prepared as background material for a project by PBL on the use of SDGs and well-being concepts for policymaking. The study comes in two parts:
The first report, “Country Approaches to the SDGs and Well-being: Overview Survey on National Activities in Europe and Beyond”, from May 2022 provides a general overview and update of activities on SDG implementation and well-being/beyond GDP concepts, initiatives and activities in 35 political entities, comprising European countries (including two devolved governments of the UK), the European Union, and selected countries beyond Europe.
The second report, “Country Approaches to the SDGs and Well-being: Six Case Studies on Good Practices in Selected Political Entities”, from June 2022 is based on the findings of the first report and includes a selection of six political entities for case studies of good practices on well-being concepts and activities in use, implementation experiences with the SDGs and well-being as well as lessons learned on SDG implementation and well-being activities. The six case study entities that are included in this second report are the European Union (i.e. activities on SDGs and well-being at the EU level), Finland, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales.
UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue on
“Big Questions for the Global Economic Recovery”, 25 May 2022
It was a great honor to moderate another UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue, this time on “Big Questions for the Global Economic Recovery”, that took place on 25 May 2022. The event brought together members of the UN High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs (HLAB) with young leaders for an intergenerational dialogue on how to get the economy back on track, while reducing inequalities and protecting the planet.
The event also served as the launch of a new HLAB compendium on the economic recovery, helping to promote the volume “Six Big Questions for the Global Economic Recovery”, which aims to make the in-depth knowledge and insights of the Board Members available to a wide spectrum of readers in support of whole-of-society solutions to challenges of our time.
More information about the Global Policy Dialogues series by UN DESA can be found here.
My current and recent projects
External Senior Advisor of the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN), providing strategic advice and support for the largest European network on sustainable development policy and governance (commissioned by the ESDN Association)
Advisor for the Just Transition Process towards climate neutrality in Montenegro, incl. the development of the Just Transition Roadmap and the establishment of the Working Group on Just Transition of the National Council for Sustainable Development (commissioned by UNDP)
Moderation of the Dialogue Event, “Conservation and Biodiversity Management in Forestry Practice”, organized by the Austrian Environmental Association (Umweltdachverband) in cooperation with the Austrian Forest Dialogue as part of the project “Forestry and forest biodiversity in connection with the Green Deal”, an initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management
Moderation of the 5th National Resources Forum, “Vision 2050 – How we can achieve the resources turnaround” (commissioned by Resources Forum Austria)
Moderation of the 1st SDG Conference in Regensburg, “Together into the future. Together Sustainable.” (commissioned by the City of Regensburg, Germany)
Moderation of the dialogue event on “The forest in the tension field of the biodiversity, climate and energy crises”, organized by the Austrian Environmental Association (Umweltdachverband) in cooperation with the Austrian Forest Dialogue as part of the project “Forestry and forest biodiversity in connection with the Green Deal”, an initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management
Process design and moderation of an informal strategic workshop of the EU’s Working Party on International Environment Issues (WPIEI) on the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes (commissioned by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition)
Moderation of the Innovation Pool on “Skills for the 21st Century” at the 2nd SDG Dialogue Forum, “Current opportunities and prospects for implementing the 2030 Agenda”, organized by the Republic of Austria, SDG Watch Austria, and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (commissioned by the Austrian Ministry of Labor and Economy)
Moderation of the 12th Natural Space Management Forum on “Ecology and Economy”, organized by the Austrian Federal Forests and Austrian Environmental Association (Umweltdachverband).
Moderation of the UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue on “Big Questions about the Global Economic Recovery”, organized by UN DESA
Study on country approaches to the SDGs and Well-being (commissioned by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)
Moderation of the UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue on “The Future of Sustainable Development Financing”, organized by UN DESA
International Expert on the Renewal of the National Council for Sustainable Development in Montenegro (incl. the Working Group on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation), focus on process management, policy capacities, stakeholder participation, institutional and capacity gap assessment (commissioned by UNDP)
Study on Just Transition activities for achieving climate neutrality – overview and good practice examples in the EU and EFTA countries (commissioned by the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action)
Lecturer on “Governance for Sustainable Development” at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Moderation of the Upper Austria Future Forum & SDG Business Forum 2022, organized by Upper Austria Business and the Austrian Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
Moderation of the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) Annual Conference 2021 on “European Recover and Resilience Mechanisms – Challenges in systemic approaches in sustainable development”
Moderation of panel discussions at the World Resources Forum 2021 on the topics of “Green Mining: can we move from vision to reality?” and “Fostering Sustainability in Commodity Trading & Finance: The role of Transparency & Technology”
Moderation at the Bank Symposium Wachau Special 2021 on “Green Banking”
Moderation of the SDG Business Forum 2021, “(Digital) Innovations and New Business Models for Sustainable Global Development”, organized by the Austrian Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs
Moderation of sustainability events
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Advice on sustainability strategies and processes
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Process consultation and stakeholder management
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Studies on Sustainability Topics
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Management of networks
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Project management of individual projects
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