The speech will touch on the gap between the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and the reality on the ground. Emissions are still rising on a global scale. Despite this fact, there are good reasons to be optimistic about the ultimate success of the global energy transition and I will discuss why.
Noé van Hulst is Hydrogen Envoy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy in the Netherlands. Prior to that, Mr van Hulst was the Dutch Ambassador to the OECD from September 2013 to September 2018 and Chairman of the IEA Governing Board.
From 2003 to 2007, he worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris as Director of Long-Term Co-operation and Policy Analysis. He then became Secretary-General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2008 to 2011. He was Director of the Energy Academy Europe in 2012-2013.
Before that, Mr van Hulst worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs from 1988, lastly as Director-General for Energy. Mr van Hulst has a PhD in economics from the VU Amsterdam.
This lecture in the series 'Meet the Energy Leaders' by the TU Delft Energy Initiative is free of charge but registration is mandatory.