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Maarten Van Aalst

Maarten van Aalst (Dutch) is a professor on climate and disaster resilience at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and Director-General of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

Previously he was director of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Adjoint Senior Research Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia University (USA) and acted as Independent Adviser on Climate Risk Management for the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, the OECD, UNDP, and for various governments.

Maarten van Aalst was Coordinating Lead Author for the Working Group (WG) II contribution to the IPCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6) (chapter on Key Risks across sectors and regions, Summary for Policy Makers). He was also Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report on Extremes and Disasters (chapter on Determinants of Risk, Summary for Policy Makers).

Maarten van Aalst holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science from Utrecht University (Netherlands) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz (Germany).

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