On the recommendation of Minister Jetten for Climate and Energy, the Dutch government has approved the appointment of nine new members of the Scientific Climate Council (WKR) as of 15 April 2023.
Wieke Pot is one of the new members. The council advises the government on climate policy, based on independent scientific expertise.
Wieke currently works as an assistant professor on the governance of social-ecological-technical systems for improving resilience as part of the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering. In her work, she focuses on strategic and managerial decision-making processes and the relationships between technology, future challenges and institutions.
About the Dutch Scientific Climate Council (WKR)
The Scientific Climate Council (WKR) is tasked with providing solicited and unsolicited advice to the government and parliament on climate policy. The recommendations of the WKR are scientifically substantiated and are mainly aimed at the long term. The WKR works independently and interdisciplinary.
The first piece of advice from the WKR, which will be issued before 1 February 2024, deals with dilemmas and directional choices that the Netherlands will face in the transition to climate neutrality in the coming years. This advice serves as input for the Climate Plan, which describes the outlines of climate policy for the coming years. The government will present the Climate Plan in the autumn of 2024.