PD Dr. Helmut Weidner
Since 1978, Helmut Weidner worked as a political scientist at the WZB; first at the International Institute for Environment and Society (Director: Professor Meinolf Dierkes), later in the research units ‘Norm Setting and Environment’, ‘Civil Society and Transnational Networks’ (Director: Professor Wolfgang van den Daele) and up to his retirement in the research unit ‘Transnational Conflicts and International Organisations’ (Director: Professor Michael Zürn). His main research topics were Implementation Research, Alternative Conflict Resolution and (international) Comparative Analysis of Environmental and Climate Change Policy. More recently, he dealt mainly with issues of equity, global justice and redistributional problems in climate change policy. From winter term 2013/14 on he will be affiliated with the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at the Free University Berlin.
Helmut Weidner, Martin Jänicke in collaboration of Helge Jörgens (eds.), 2002: Capacity Building in National Environmental Policy. A Comparative Study of 17 Countries. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer, 448.
Helmut Weidner, 2002: “Capacity Building for Ecological Modernization: Lessons From Cross-National Research”. In: David A. Sonnenfeld/Arthur P. J. Mol (eds.), Globalization, Governance, and the Environment, Special Issue: American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 45, No. 9, May 2002, 1340-1368.
Helmut Weidner (ed.), 1998: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Environmental Conflicts – Experiences in 12 Countries, Berlin: edition sigma, 465.
Politicization processes in the extractive industries and the World Bank
The climate change policy of the World Bank
Climate Change Policy and Equity (Global Justice) in a Cross-Cultural Perspective: The role of moral capacities in global negotiations and political responses of industrial countries to climate change