The Earth System Governance Research Alliance is delighted to announce that the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has joined the Global Alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres.
The Global Alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres located in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, and Europe are major research hubs that support the implementation of the Earth System Governance Science Plan and act as focal points for earth system governance research in their geographical and thematic area.
DIE is one of the leading research institutes and think tanks for global development and international cooperation worldwide.
Later this week, DIE will host Interconnections conference (12-13 May 2017, Bonn) which will convene leading scholars, leading experts, and policy makers from relevant fields to exchange ideas and to build bridges between sustainable development and climate change. This conference is co-hosted with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ – on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Brot für die Welt/Bread for the World, Fundación Avina, the NDC Partnership (NDCP), the World Resources Institute (WRI), the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), and Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions, and endorsed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth System Governance Project.
Research at DIE is theory-based, empirically driven and application-oriented. DIE, located in the UN City of Bonn, also develops policy-relevant concepts, advising ministries, governments and international organisations on current policy issues. The institute also provides training programmes for university graduates and young professionals from across the world.
Prof. Dirk Messner is the director of DIE, and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Studies on Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen. Earlier this year he has also joined the Earth System Governance Lead Faculty.