• 25 March 2022

New European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change appointed

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The members of the new European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change have been designated today, making the new independent advisory body ready to provide the European Union (EU) with scientific knowledge, expertise and advice relating to climate change. The Advisory Board’s work will underpin the EU’s climate action and efforts to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

The European Climate Law includes the establishment of a European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change, composed of 15 independent senior scientific experts covering a broad range of relevant disciplines.

The Advisory Board will provide independent scientific advice on EU measures and climate targets and their coherence with the European Climate Law and the EU’s international commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Following an open, fair and transparent selection procedure, the EEA Management Board appointed the following 15 members (in alphabetical order):

  • Maarten van Aalst, University of Twente
  • Jette Bredahl Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen
  • Constantinos Cartalis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Suraje Dessai, University of Leeds
  • Laura Díaz Anadón, University of Cambridge
  • Ottmar Edenhofer, Technische Universität in Berlin
  • Vera Eory, Scotland’s Rural College
  • Edgar Hertwich, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim
  • Lena Kitzing, Technical University of Denmark
  • Elena López-Gunn, ICATALIST
  • Lars J. Nilsson, Lund University
  • Keywan Riahi, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Joeri Rogelj, Grantham Institute of the Imperial College London
  • Nicolaas Schrijver, Leiden University
  • Jean-Francois Soussana, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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