The Climate Action Hub is part of the TU Delft Climate Action Program that started in April 2021. With this programme, TU Delft wants to take the lead in tackling climate change. This is done by investing extra in climate research and education, and through more intensive cooperation with social partners. “As a society, we must tackle the consequences of climate change together,” said Professor Herman Russchenberg, chair/scientific director of the Climate Action program and Pro Vice Rector Climate Action. “Within the Hub, we can broadly share Delft knowledge and develop initiatives for and with administrators, policymakers, companies and the general public.” One of those initiatives will be a postgraduate education program on climate action.
Consciously chosen for The Hague
The Hague, the city of peace, justice and security and close to The Hague’s politics, has been deliberately chosen as the location for the Climate Action Hub. “We want to make the triangle of science, government and citizens smaller, as it were, and The Hague is the right place for that,” says Professor Behnam Taebi, Professor of Ethics of Energy and Climate Change. “We are striving for better cooperation in the climate field with national and international policymakers and with social and political organizations and the business community.”
Location of the master’s degree program
Although people still don’t associate The Hague enough with TU Delft, the university has been on Campus The Hague since 2015. It is the location for the Master’s program in Engineering and Policy Analysis and for research groups working on the major societal challenges of our time, including climate change, at the intersection of ethics, social sciences, computer science and engineering.
The opening of the Climate Action Hub is celebrated with a hybrid program, which can be attended both on location and via an interactive, online session. Rector Magnificus Tim van der Hagen performs the official opening. Panel members then discuss stimulating statements about climate policy, such as ‘technology will save the world’ and ‘tackling climate change is too important to be left to politicians. On behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, Director-General for Climate and Energy Sandor Gaastra is present and Special Envoy for International Water Affairs Henk Ovink will be seated on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. Vice-president Europe of the World Resources Institute Janneke de Vries also takes part in the panel, as well as Maarten van Aalst, professor at the UT and director of the Red Cross Climate Center and Marja Spierenburg, professor at Leiden University. Professors Herman Russchenberg and Behnam Taebi will be present from TU Delft, among others.
By: National Education Guide
TU Delft opens its Climate Action Hub on Campus The Hague
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