Joint AGCI / PBL symposium 'Making it happen at Rio +20' on 22 May 2012

Maarten Hajer (PBL), Kitty van der Heijden (Min. of Foreign Affairs) and Frank Biermann (AGCI) will give lectures on sustainability governance, after which they will go into debate. The symposium is from 2 to 5 pm at VU University. The entrance is free; please register at

05/07/2012 | 1:44 PM

Programme AGCI symposium Rio +20

14.00     Opening by prof. Frans Berkhout (director AGCI)

14.10     Lecture by Maarten Hajer, professor of public policy at University of Amsterdam and director of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

14.40     Lecture by Kitty van der Heijden, director department for climate, environment, energy and water, and ambassador for sustainable development at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

15.10     Lecture by Frank Biermann, professor of political science and of environmental policy sciences VU   University Amsterdam and chair Earth System Governance Project

15.40     Break

16.10     Panel, chaired by Frans Berkhout

16.45     Wrapping up

17.00     Drinks

Date and time: Tuesday 22 May, 14 - 17 hour

Location: VU University, Faculty of Medicine, Atrium, MF-D146, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam

Info: Dr. Nicolien van der Grijp,, 020 5989501

Admission: free, register by sending an email to:

For more information, see the poster of AGCI Symposium May.