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Lecture: “COP21: Thoughts on the Future of Energy” by prof. dr. André Faaij

08-02-2016 at 20:00 - 22:00

“I hear no objection in the room, I declare the Paris climate agreement adopted.” – Laurent Fabius

With these words the head of the climate conference closed the fierce negotiations in Le Bourget, a suburb of Paris. The fact that representatives from 195 countries were present didn’t prevent high-level official to express their emotions: attendees were giving a standing ovation, were crying and shouted out of pure joy. But is this agreement really that historical? With energy being a crucial part of climate change, what kind of effect will this agreement have on the use of energy sources? How will the energy mix change? Prof. dr. André Faaij will answer these and other questions during this lecture. 

André Faaij is Academic Director of the Energy Academy Europe, Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis at the University of Groningen and advisor for the International Energy Agency (IAE), European Commission and a number of governments. He was appointed ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum, is the (co) author of more than 500 publications and qualifies as “highly cited scientists” according to criteria of Thomson Reuters (global top 100 of his research field). He has a master in Chemistry & Environmental Sciences at the University of Utrecht where he also earned his PhD degree and won the Linneborn Prize for his contribution to the research on bioenergy.

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