The executive board of Wageningen University has appointed NewClimate Institute’s founding partner Niklas Höhne as special Professor ‘Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases’. This part time appointment for one day a week starts on 15 November and will last for five years. Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne will be part of the chair group Environmental Systems Analyses of Prof. Dr. Rik Leemans. The chair is funded by the NewClimate Institute, where he will continue to work.

With the appointment Höhne extends his academic career, which builds on an extensive track record of academic publications, including a paper in Nature Climate Change on post-2020 greenhouse gas targets published a few days ago.

The cooperation between Wageningen University and NewClimate Institute will allow to generate new and useful insights on technical and policy options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Höhne is founding partner of the NewClimate Institute a young, independent, not for profit research institute. Since 2012 he has been Associate Professor at Wageningen University. He led numerous studies related to the international climate change negotiations and national climate policies. His PhD is titled ‘What is next after the Kyoto Protocol?’ Höhne is lead author for the IPCC Fourth and Fifth Assessment Report for the chapter on climate policies and international cooperation, as well as lead author of the UNEP Emissions Gap reports 2010 to 2015. He created the Climate Action Tracker that tracks commitments and actions of countries under the Cancun Agreements.

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