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About Us

Het KIN

  • Facilitates coordination and prioritization in national climate research with a focus on system transitions.
  • Manages a network (the KIN Pact), that fosters connections with practical partners and policymakers, identifying and prioritizing knowledge gaps.
  • Establishes new knowledge programs to address knowledge gaps.

 

The KIN Center

  • Is a small office that organizes KIN activities.
  • Possesses strategic climate knowledge and oversees climate research with a focus on system transitions.
  • Plays an active role in strengthening national cohesion and collaboration.
  • Functions as a coordinating body under the NWO umbrella.

Ambition

Our ambition is to accelerate the transition to a climate-neutral and climate-resilient world through the optimal use of scientific knowledge and the development of new knowledge. We strive to slow down climate change as quickly as possible, assist society in necessary adaptations, and contribute to a just, globally sustainable society.

Mission

KIN connects, broadens, deepens, and unlocks knowledge for transitions towards a climate-neutral and climate-resilient society.

Within the elements of connecting, broadening, deepening, and unlocking in our mission, we set several goals.

KNAW and NWO established a climate research task force, consisting of 23 scientists with diverse backgrounds. This temporary advisory body has released a report that formed the basis for the establishment of KIN.

Taskforce Advisory Report

Involved in the Establishment

Many organizations and individuals have contributed to the establishment of KIN.

NWO and KNAW, as initiators, made the elaboration phase possible with financial resources for the initial activities, deployment of personnel, and strategic support. ZonMW also contributed to the supporting activities of KIN.

Furthermore, various groups of experts from knowledge institutions, government institutions, and civil society organizations have collaborated, contributed, and provided input in various working groups.

With the support of...

  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)
  • Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW)
  • Universiteiten van Nederland (UNL)
  • Vereniging Hogescholen (VH)
  • Nederlandse Federatie van Universiteit Medische Centra (NFU)
  • Deltares
  • Nederlandse organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek (TNO)
  • Wageningen University & Research
  • Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum (NLR)
  • Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM)
  • Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS)
  • Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum (WODC)
  • Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  • Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE)
  • Nederlands Instituut Publieke Veiligheid (NIPV)
  • Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI)
  • Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (SCP)

Other Participants

  • Bart van Arem
  • Karen Arnon
  • Martijn Bart
  • Monique Berendsen
  • Rosa van den Berg
  • Robbert Biesbroek
  • Egid van Bree
  • Hans Brug
  • Heleen de Coninck
  • Marjolein Demmers
  • Marileen Dogterom
  • Han Dolman
  • Sanli Faez
  • Belinda van der Gaag
  • Sanne Geelhoed
  • Hans van Goudoever
  • Vincent de Gooyert
  • Liesbeth van der Grift
  • Marjolijn Haasnoot
  • Antoine Heideveld
  • Madeleen Helmer
  • Anneke Hiemstra
  • Thea Hilhorst 
  • Daniëlle Hirsch
  • Stephanie Holst
  • Michiel van den Hout
  • Patrick Huntjens
  • Maud Huynen
  • Caroline Katsman
  • Rachel Kelders
  • Maheen Khan
  • Rubert Konijn
  • Marcel Levi
  • Kristel Lammers
  • Derk Loorbach
  • Fulco Ludwig
  • Freek van der Meer
  • Leo Meyer
  • Arthur Mol
  • Aniek Moonen
  • Eddy Moors
  • Annemieke Nijhof
  • Uyoyo Onemu
  • Geerte Paradies
  • Ika van de Pas
  • Yara ten Pas
  • Frank Pierik
  • Andrea Ramirez
  • Joost van der Ree
  • Reint Jan Renes
  • Jasper Roodenburg
  • Lizanne Schepers 
  • Sible Schöne
  • Marja Spierenburg
  • Maaike Spuij
  • Arian Steenbruggen
  • Gerard van der Steenhoven 
  • Linda Steg 
  • Josef Stuefer
  • Diana Suhardiman
  • Ted Veldkamp
  • Kees Vendrik
  • Peter Paul Verbeek
  • Jelte Verberne 
  • Wouter Verduyn
  • Martien Versteegh
  • Arian Visser
  • Detlef van Vuuren
  • Ellen Weerman
  • Bregje van Wesenbeeck 
  • Birka Wicke
  • Josephine van Zeben