European Commission appoints Belgian as new head of Directorate-General for Climate Action

Kurt Vandenberghe has been selected by the European Commission as the new Director-General at the Directorate-General for Climate Action. The Commission revealed this on Wednesday. On the 16th of January 2023, he will take the place of Clara de la Torre.

Vandenberghe is currently the European Green Deal Advisor in the Cabinet of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. He has 26 years of experience at the EU level and previously worked at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

The Directorate-General for Climate Action leads the European Union's efforts to fight climate change at the international level. Its goal is to compose and apply climate policies to make Europe both climate-neutral and climate-resilient by 2050.

In 2023, Belgium will have two nationals working as Director-General. Koen Doens has been working as head of the Directorate-General for International Partnerships since his appointment in October 2019.




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