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The coalition agreement will not accelerate system changes.

The reactions to the coalition agreement are coming in thick and fast; joy, sadness, hope, disappointment, pride, anger… everything is passing by. As KIN, we are relieved to hear that climate policy is not completely being thrown out, as initially proposed by PVV leader Geert Wilders in his election program. However, we also see that […]

Press release: Innovative research in the Dutch Climate Research Initiative’s inaugural programme promises to accelerate system transitions.

The Dutch Climate Research Initiative (KIN), established by NWO and KNAW, has initiated its first work programme aimed at accelerating climate transitions in urban neighbourhoods. The programme diverges from the conventional approach in the Netherlands by eschewing competition in favour of a more inclusive and collaborative approach to research and innovation. This approach is novel and aligns with the urgency of initiating climate transitions.

The members of the Strategy and Advisory Board have been announced

On Friday, March 1st, 2024, the first meeting of the Pact Strategy and Advisory Board took place! Six out of the nine members physically convened for a full-day Pressure Cooker Prioritization Session in Utrecht. The members of the SAR represent (partially) various societal perspectives in climate transitions, including psychology, the financial sector, water management, policy, and energy transition.

KIN Pact officially launched on April 18th

With a festive launch event at the Museon-Omniversum in The Hague, the Climate Research Initiative Netherlands (KIN) Pact officially went live on Thursday, April 18th. This means that societal organizations, governments, businesses, and knowledge institutions can now join the transdisciplinary network committed to accelerating system transitions.

Whitepaper Addressing Societal Challenges through More Effective Innovation Instruments

In a recently released whitepaper, experts from various knowledge organizations advocate for a revision of the Dutch innovation instrumentarium to foster collaborative innovation. They emphasize the need for a different approach to innovation and new forms of collaboration—essential for solving societal problems and stimulating economic viability.

‘Ofcourse, I would much rather see, that KIN is no longer needed in ten years.’

He has been officially appointed as the director of the Climate Research Initiative Netherlands (KIN): Michiel van den Hout. Earlier appointed as a pioneer to get the KIN off the ground. That mission has succeeded: at the end of November, the formal establishment of the KIN as a coordinating body became a fact. At that time, he already said he would prefer to see KIN no longer needed in ten years, ‘if we have truly made strides and become a sustainable and climate-neutral country.’

Report on the First KIN Crutzen Workshop is Live: An (Academic) Reflection on the Crutzen Workshop

Today, we proudly present the Report on the first KIN Crutzen Workshop about the Crutzen Workshop. The report consists of an introductory essay reflecting on the workshop itself, insights from the Rathenau report, and transcripts of discussions and action plans. Simultaneously, the Rathenau Institute releases the public version of their report on this workshop. In this post, we summarize the key points of these updates.

KIN as a flotilla, football team, or motor rally?

What is the connection between productive forest walks, colored post-its with long-term goals, and user manuals for individuals? These were all parts of the team-building days two weeks ago. It was a valuable experience for team formation, where KIN is strengthening its roots to allow new fruits to grow. We summarize the key insights and what this means for those supporting our mission in this blog.

The 3 main points and 2 next steps of the NWO NERA Energy Symposium

The symposium, organized for the 2nd time and held on 2nd February, covered the latest research in energy transition. The theme ‘Energy Transition – Collaborating for a Sustainable Future’ emphasized interdisciplinary solutions and provided a platform for knowledge sharing and networking between researchers and policymakers.

KIN Consultation meeting, feeding into IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Cities

This April, the IPCC working group 2 (Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability) will organize a scoping session for a special report on Climate Change and Cities. During this scoping session, the broad contours of the report will be decided. It is now known that Heleen de Coninck and Anne-Marie Hitipeuw-Gribnauw will represent the Netherlands in the IPCC scoping mission for the special report on climate change and cities in April.