Speaker

Kitty van der Heijden, Director, World Resources Institute Europe Office, The Netherlands

Kitty van der Heijden

Dr Kitty van der Heijden is the Director of WRI’s Europe Office, representing WRI’s vision and strategy in Europe and facilitating engagement with European governments, businesses, and institutions. Kitty works on the interface between development and environment, and leads WRI’s engagement in the post-2015 Development Agenda. She also embraces work on the international climate regime; the role of the private sector in development; global indicators on resource productivity and efficiency; and inequality. Prior to joining WRI, Kitty was the Ambassador for Sustainable Development and Director of the Department for Climate, Energy, Environment and Water in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. She was responsible for policy development on environmental global public goods and managing the sizeable aid budget of the Department.

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