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Hans Bruyninckx, ECDPM Great Insights magazine, Volume 10, Issue 2

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In this podcast, ECDPM’s Hanne Knaepen speaks with Dr Bruyninckx on the role of the European Environment Agency, notably its work on setting up datasets to track whether countries’ climate actions are in line with climate policies. They also discuss the conditions for successful investment in adaptation in Africa, including good governance, financial transparency and local ownership. Lastly, Dr Bruyninckx shares his hopes for the EU’s new financial framework that mainstreams climate action across the board.


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About Dr Hans Bruyninckx

Dr Hans Bruyninckx became the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency on 1 June 2013. In 1996 he completed a PhD in international environmental politics at Colorado State University and since 2010 headed the HIVA Research Institute in Leuven which specialises in policy research. Over the last 20 years, he has conducted research in more than a dozen countries, in areas including environmental politics, climate change, and sustainable development.

Twitter: @EUEnvironment


This article is published in Great Insights Volume 10, Issue 2

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