Dr Jörg Mayer-Ries

Function: 
Senior Fellow
Phone: 
+49 331 28822-415

About

IASS Projects

  • Science Platform Sustainability 2030

Research Interests

  • Designing and Organizing Effective Science-Policy-Interfaces;
  • Designing and Organizing Coordination and Cooperation in National Governance and Administration Systems in the Context of Environmental and Sustainability Policy;
  • Strategic Foresight and Relevant Future Trends for Environmental and Sustainability Policy

Curriculum Vitae

  • After his studies in Political Economy and Political Science at Augsburg and Oldenburg Joerg Mayer-Ries worked between 1984 and 1989 as teaching assistant at the Institute for Political Economy at Oldenburg. Until 1998 he was Director of Studies for Economic, Environmental and North-South-Policy at the Lutheran Academies Loccum and Berlin. His PhD in Political Economy 1999 at the Centre for Latin American Studies at the Free University Berlin focused on emerging transnational regimes for climate and rainforest policy. Between 1999 and 2007 he was Senior Consultant for Sustainability, Foresight and Innovation and Research at a private business consultancy. Since 2007 Joerg worked as Head of Division for General Aspects of Environmental and Sustainability Policy in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. On its behalf he will support the German science platform for SDGs during 2017 as Senior Fellow at IASS-Potsdam and Guest Scientist at PIK-Potsdam.

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Nachhaltigkeit als Leitbild für Innovations- und Transitionsprozesse, in: Gruber, L. (Hrsg) Grundlagen für die Transformation von Energiesystemen, Advances in systems Analysis 4, 2013
  • Folgen für andere, Folgen für Nachkommende – Thesen zur Nachhaltigkeit in der Gesetzesfolgenabschätzung, in: Hensel, S. u.a. (Hrsg.), Gesetzesfolgenabschätzung in der Anwendung, Nomos-Verlag 2010, S.285-290
  • Participatory Foresight as Strategic Intelligence Tool for Risk Governance, Paper for the International Conference „Values in Decisions on Risk“ VALDOR 2006, Stockholm Juni 2006 (unveröff.)
  • Globales Arrangement für eine lokale Politik nachhaltiger Entwicklung – Das Klima-Bündnis, in: Volker von Prittwitz (Hrsg.), Institutionelle Arrangements in der Umweltpolitik. Zukunftsfähigkeit durch innovative Verfahrenskombinationen? Opladen 2000, S. 137-159
  • Globalisierung lokaler Politik. Das „Klima-Bündnis“ europäischer Städte mit den indigenen Völkern Amazoniens, Wiesbaden 1999 (Dissertation)

Selected Lectures and Speeches

  • “Transformation for All - Implementing the Agenda 2030 in Germany from a Practical Policy Perspective” – Lecture Series “Big Ideas”, Oxford University, Environmental Change Institute, Oct 25 2017
  • Implementing the UN-Agenda 2030 and the SDGs: Status and Perspectives in Germany, UK Parliament, London, Feb. 8, 2017
  •  „Raum für neues Denken! Ein umweltpolitischer Laborbericht“, Symposium „Neues Bewusstsein für neuen Wohlstand“, Schader-Stiftung, Darmstadt, 2. Dezember 2014
  •  „Neue Spielregeln für die Wohlstandsmessung - Brauchen wir Alternativen zum BIP?“ Konferenz „Ökonomie neu denken“ Stifterverband der deutschen Wirtschaft/Handelblatt Januar 2012