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Heleen van Soest is a guest researcher with the Energy (ENE) program at IIASA, and an international climate policy researcher with PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (department of Climate, Air and Energy). She holds a Master of Science degree in Climate Studies and a BSc in Environmental Sciences. She has been working on projects for the European Commission, supporting DG Climate Action, and the Horizon 2020 project CD-LINKS. This work involves providing DG Climate Action with scientific input for the climate negotiations, e.g. evaluating national climate and energy policies by quantifying their expected effect on greenhouse gas emissions until 2030 and comparing them to international emission reduction pledges (most notably NDCs). It further involves developing 2°C- consistent scenarios incorporating these policies and NDCs, using PBL’s IMAGE model. In addition, Ms. Van Soest is analyzing country-level energy system and emission pathways from both global and national mitigation scenarios, including their implications for and links with other sustainable development goals. Finally, she is mapping which SDG targets and interactions can be quantified by integrated assessment models, in order to incorporate these SDG targets in integrated scenarios that achieve both climate and development goals simultaneously.
Last update: 03-OCT-2017
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