Good governance as the key to effective adaptation

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.

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    This podcast appears in the climate edition of ECDPM's Great Insights magazine – check out the full issue or the other articles and multimedia below.

    COP26 and beyond: It's choice, not chance – Volume 10, Issue 2, 2021
    In this climate issue of Great Insights, we gather ideas on how the earth can take a fresh breath and have frank discussions on what blocks progress towards a greener, more sustainable and resilient future.
    27 September 2021

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