Maarten Hajer

Maarten Hajer is Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, where he makes strategic assessments to facilitate political decision-making on land, water, nature, transport and the environment. The Agency’s work feeds into similar research at other international bodies, including the United Nations Environment Programme, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the European Commission. Maarten participates in the Panel’s work on resource scarcity, decoupling and resource efficiency.

Professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam, he has written ten books, including Living With Nature, and The Politics of Environmental Discourse, and many articles on governance, policy-making and environmental reasoning in the age of new media. Previously, he conducted research at the Leiden Institute for Law and Public Policy. Hajer earned a DPhil from the University of Oxford.