Welcome

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a German political non-profit organization affiliated to the Green Party with head office in Berlin. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. The role of our foreign offices is to engage in political dialogues and observations, offer regional expertise, and implement and coordinate projects in the field of Ecology & Energy, Democratization and Peace & Security. We are supporting and strengthening participation, pluralism and the rule of law in the region.

Ecology and Energy

October 28, 2013 - As old methods have lost credibility, some governments, economists and international institutions like the UN Environment Programme have adopted a new approach, based on the view that nature is an “ecosystem service” provider. In doing so, they have shifted the onus of addressing environmental risk onto the private sector and market-based mechanisms. Barbara Unmüßig more»

Expert talk on Green Economy

- February 21, 2013 - “Green Economy is needed more than ever but it needs to be embedded in social and democratic procedures.” This was the crux of an expert talk by Barbara Unmuessig, President of the Heinrich Boell Stiftung (HBS) here on Friday. more»

The “Doha Climate Gateway”: will the camel go through the eye of the needle?

- January 29, 2013 - Expectations for the climate summit in Doha were so low that it is quite remarkable that the meager results still managed to fall short of them. Many NGOs condemned the conference as a failure. The EU and Germany called it an important step in the right direction. A summary of the results of the climate conference in Doha. Lili Fuhr and Liane Schalatek more»

Publications

Publication

What Future for International Climate Politics?

October 31, 2013 - This paper articulates concrete proposals and puts forward ideas for devising smarter strategies that make engagement by civil society in international climate policy more effective. more»

Perspectives Asia #1

Perspectives – Political Analysis and Commentary from Asia

- July 11, 2013 - Perspectives Asia is a new publication series of the Asia Desk of the Heinrich Böll Foundation published in cooperation with the offices of the foundation in Asia. We intend to provide an understanding of Asian perspectives, as well as insights into developments and current political issues across the Asian region. In the issue, we report on the implications of large-scale resource extraction. more»

Pakistan Political Barometre

Democratization

Round Table Meeting

“Are we moving forward: Review of Legal and Political Framework”

May 16, 2013 - Heinrich Böll Stiftung and National Commission on the Status of Women jointly organized  one day round table meeting on 12th April,2013, where more than 22 eminent women from civil society, women organizations,  gender experts, media, EU representatives and government have participated and actively  took part in the discussion. By Kulsoom Monica more»

Essays

Women and Climate Change: Winners of the European Greens Essay Contest

- September 12, 2011 - The impacts of changes to the global climate affect men and women not only differently, but women are often affected disproportionally worse. Gender equality and the fight against climate change are two challenges that have to be tackled simultaneously, and urgently. A collection of Essays more»

Media

Peace and Security

International Conference

Securing a Frontline State: Alternative Views on Peace and Conflict in Pakistan

December 12, 2011 - Heinrich Böll Stiftung  in collaboration with the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) and with partnership of the Express Media Group organized a two-day international conference, “Securing a Frontline State: Alternative Views on Peace and Conflict in Pakistan” in the Marriott Hotel, Islamabad on 8th -9th  December 2011. more»

Report

Trapped and Torn - Impressions of Pakistan’s youth

- June 14, 2011 - The report gives an insight to their personal views and perceptions, which are drawn from many conversations with individual students. The report reflects upon what obstacles today’s students face in order to progress for themselves as well as for Pakistan’s future. By Jeanny Gering more»

Flood in Pakistan

How not to report disaster? (Reflection on Pakistani flood coverage)

July 4, 2011 - Pakistani media have come under pressure after the flood 2010 for ill informed and sensationalist reporting about the natural disaster. In our new paper, Kiran Hassan, Senior Researcher at South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA)in Lahore and Doctoral Candidate at London University, examines what went wrong and how the media can play a more constructive role in disaster reporting. Ms. Hassan presented the results of her research also at the BASAS (British Association for South Asian Studies) Conference at the University of Southampton/UK in April 2011. more»

FLOODS IN PAKISTAN 2010 & RESPONSE OF HEINRICH BÖLL STIFTUNG PAKISTAN

- January 26, 2011 - Heinrich Böll Stiftung has tried its level best to reach out to the flood victims in Sindh, Baluchistan, Punjab and Khyber Pukhtoonkwa through its partners.  In spite of not being a relief organization but we are committed wherever there is misery or injustice.  Although 100,000 Euros is a drop in the ocean we tried to put in our share and are deeply touched by such a catastrophe. By Saima Jasam more»

Report

Pakistan after the Flood: Needs and Challenges for a Sustainable Reconstruction

- January 10, 2011 - In July, Pakistan was hit by a flood crisis of unexpected dimension. Against this background, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung initiated a dialog with Pakistani and German representatives from politics, academics and the NGO sector on political and economic impacts of the flood and on current needs and challenges. By Susanne Mahrwald more»

Internal Security - Dossier

Different Perspectives of Talibanisation

Pakistan is facing troubled times. The Pakistan Taliban and other extremist elements pose a serious threat to the stability and integrity of the country. The dossier offers government documents, media coverage as well as in depth analyses on the latest developments. more»

Kaleidoscope on Pakistan

Different Faces of Pakistan

In the light of the current developments Pakistan is only known as a country of numerous political, economic and social problems, whereas its different peoples, its rich cultural heritage, its diverse culture and its beautiful landscape are almost out of sight. more»