Martina Kühner


Martina Kühner is working on the authority of peer reviews among states in the field of sustainable development (SD). In particular, she investigates the institutional designs of different global monitoring mechanisms in the field of sustainable development. In her first case study she looks at the Compliance System of the Kyoto Protocol. Her other case studies cover the monitoring frameworks of the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the monitoring and review instruments under the former Commission on Sustainable Development and its successor, the High-Level Political Forum. Read more.

For her PhD research Martina has conducted field research at the UN Headquarters in New York. She cooperates with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network at Columbia University and is affiliated with the International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development (ICIS) at Maastricht University. Besides her strong interest in global governance issues, she has also conducted research on several other topics such as development cooperation of the EU and its Member States, Policy Coherence for Development, Aid Effectiveness, the (Post-) Rio+20 debate, the EU Common Agricultural Policy and Global Food Security.

Before starting her PhD Martina worked as a Junior Professional at the German Development Agency’s (GIZ) representation in Brussels, as a Research scholar of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) and as a trainee at the European Commission (DG AGRI). She holds a Master’s Degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and a bilingual Bachelor’s Degree in German-Spanish Studies (an intercultural European Studies programme) from Universität Regensburg and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Martina’s contact details can be found here.