Project members from Open University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
- Dave HuitemaProfessor of Environmental PolicyDave HuitemaProfessor of Environmental Policy
Dr Dave Huitema is Professor of Environmental Policy at the Open Universiteit Nederland and the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Dave has a degree in Public Administration and Public Policy, and is interested in policy dynamics. To better understand this issue, he has focused extensively on subjects such as adaptive governance and policy learning, and he has examined the role of policy entrepreneurs, policy experiments, science-policy interactions, and policy evaluation in explaining such dynamics (or the lack thereof).
- Jean HugéAssistant professor Environmental GovernanceJean HugéAssistant professor Environmental Governance
Dr. ir. Jean Hugé is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Governance at the Department of Environmental Sciences of the Dutch Open University. He holds a PhD in Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel & the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a MSc in BioScience Engineering and a Master in Conflict & Development (Ghent University). He has worked on a range of policy-supporting research projects focusing on the discourse and practice of sustainability assessments applied in: climate- and biodiversity-inclusive development cooperation, regional sustainability policies, energy policies, higher education and biodiversity conservation. His current research focuses on the effects of the dynamics of plural biodiversity discourses on conservation decisions; on the functions of sustainability assessments; on conservation conflicts (esp. in the global South), on climate change adaptation policy, and on skills & competences for sustainable development.
- Lisanne GroenPostdoctoral researcherLisanne GroenPostdoctoral researcher
Dr Lisanne Groen is a postdoctoral researcher within the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Open University of the Netherlands. Lisanne obtained a PhD in political science – on the EU’s performance in the international negotiations on climate change and biodiversity – at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. After her PhD she pursued a postdoc at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan, on low-carbon technology transfer from developed to developing countries. Her main research interests are EU and international climate change mitigation, adaptation and technology transfer policies. Lisanne collects and analyses data for various Dutch case studies in the Adapt Lock-in project.