Short CV/Education and training

  • Heleen de Coninck is a professor in socio-technical innovation and climate change at the Technology, Innovation and Society group at Eindhoven University of Technology, and an associate professor at the Department of Environmental Science at Radboud University Nijmegen’s Faculty of Science. Before joining the university, she worked for over 10 years on international energy and climate policy at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), the largest energy research institute in the country. Her main research interest are in international climate policy, energy technology and innovation. She was one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C (2018) and is currently a CLA for the mitigation part of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

  • Heleen is a chemist and environmental scientist by background and has done her PhD on the role of technology and innovation in reaching an international agreement on climate change mitigation.

Selected publications

  • de Coninck, H., A. Revi, M. Babiker, P. Bertoldi, M. Buckeridge, A. Cartwright, W. Dong, J. Ford, S. Fuss, J.-C. Hourcade, D. Ley, R. Mechler, P. Newman, A. Revokatova, S. Schultz, L. Steg, and T. Sugiyama, 2018: Strengthening and Implementing the Global Response. In: Global Warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [Masson-Delmotte, V., P. Zhai, H.-O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P.R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J.B.R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M.I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, and T. Waterfield (eds.)]. In Press.

  • Coninck, Heleen, de & Ambuj Sagar (2017). Chapter 15: Technology Development and Transfer (Article 10). In: The Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Analysis and Commentary. Edited by Daniel Klein, María Pía Carazo, Meinhard Doelle, Jane Bulmer, and Andrew Higham. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

  • Heleen de Coninck and Sally Benson (2014): Carbon dioxide capture and storage: Issues and Prospects. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 39: 243-270. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-032112-095222

  • Coninck, Heleen, de (2009): Technology rules! Can technology-oriented agreements help address climate change? PhD thesis at VU University Amsterdam. ISBN 978 90 8659 354 5.

  • IPCC (2005): Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage. Prepared by Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Metz, B., O. Davidson, H.C. de Coninck, M. Loos, and L. A. Meyer (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 442 pp.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Board member, Climate Strategies

  • Editorial Board member of Global Transitions, Sustainable Earth, Climate Policy Journal, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies and Global Change

  • IPCC-author

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