New Podcast with Erik Klooster on the Dutch Climate Agreement

July 9th 2019 - 15:33

Refining the Dutch Climate Agreement 

On 28 June 2019, the Dutch government presented the new Climate Agreement (Klimaatakkoord). It contains a set of measures drawn up in consultation with various stakeholders from Dutch society. The Climate Agreement aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the Netherlands by setting a national reduction goal of 49% by 2030 compared to 1990.

Erik Klooster, President of The Dutch Petroleum Industry Association (VNPI), joins HCSS Strategic Energy Analyst Jan F. Braun to discuss the particular negotiating process and key outcomes of the Climate Agreement for the industry sector.

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Jan Braun is a Strategic Energy Analyst at HCSS. His research focuses on international energy markets, climate policies as well as the strategic consequences, risks and opportunities for state and non-state actors in the global energy transition. Jan has studied in Maastricht, Durham and Edinburgh and holds degrees in International Relations (MA) and Political Science & Economics (PhD-magna cum laude). He completed his PhD at Osnabrück University on legislative decision-making in EU climate and energy policy in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research network on institutional cooperation in the European Union.