Speeding up the energy transition – more action needed
The Dutch Urgenda Foundation aims for a fast transition towards a sustainable society with a focus on the transition towards a circular economy using only renewable energy. Urgenda views climate change as one of the biggest challenges of our time and looks for solutions to ensure that the earth will continue to be a safe place to live for future generations. Not content with expressing vague intentions, Urgenda successfully took the Dutch government to court for not doing enough to protect its citizens from climate change. This has been a game-changer and set an example for many other such efforts worldwide.
Marjan Minnesma is co-founder and director or Urgenda. She has been named the most influential person working in the field of sustainability in the Netherlands for three years in a row. In 2015, she was declared to be a ‘leading global thinker’ by the authoritative American magazine Foreign Policy. She studied business administration, philosophy and (international) law. Before founding Urgenda she worked for the Dutch Government, VU and EUR Universities, and Greenpeace.
Amsterdam University College
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|Convenor:||Dr. Bart Verheggen|