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Date: Wednesday, 12 June
Time: 13.30 – 15:00h
Location: EnTranCe, Zernikelaan 17, Seminar room 1


As we are marking the end of another successful season of the Energy Academy Programme, we invite you to join the TransFuture Festival 2019, for our final Energy Lecture! After the summer we will welcome you back with new events.

During this final lecture we will zoom in on the Dutch Climate Agreement and discuss how The Netherlands is dealing with its huge transition.¬† Today’s speaker Manon Janssen chaired the industry sector in their contribution to the Climate Agreement. Next to her key note speech at the Festival she is enganging in today’s Energy Lecture with you. How to build a sustainable society? Use all the energy transition knowledge that you gathered throughout the year and join the discussion!

The climate goals for 2030 as laid out in the Dutch Climate Agreement of December 2018: covenants with the energy sector, the industry, plans for the built environment, the transport sector and the agricultural sector. What do they entail ? Are those contributions enough to achieve the goals? In the end, the implementation of climate policy emerge within the regions and with local authorities. This requires integrated area-oriented approaches in the transition to a sustainable future. How do we shape this area-oriented approach? And who should be involved?



Manon Janssen graduated as a commercial engineer at the Free University of Brussels/Solvay Business School. She began her career at Procter & Gamble where she worked for 16 years in different countries and where she was responsible for major brands.
In 2000, she became Vice President of Marketing & Innovation at Electrolux Europe and in 2005 she started as Chief Marketing Officer at Philips Lighting.  From May 2010 till May 2015, Manon Janssen was CEO and Managing Director of Ecofys Group, a leading consulting firm in the field of energy and climate.

As of September 2015, Janssen is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management at Ecorys, an international administration office which helps private and public leaders at making informed choices with regard to social, spatial and economic issues. In addition, Manon Janssen is chair at the Top Sector Energy (NL) and a member of several expert committees in the field of energy transition.

It is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. Students are invited to attend as many Energy Learning Activities as they want, at all stages of their education.
Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Europe Certificate. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and also complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or the University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the EAE Certificate.