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Kornelis Blok



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Kornelis Blok is a director at Navigant with extensive research and consultancy experience in energy efficiency improvement and clean energy production. He has played an important role in the development of international climate policies and has worked in many countries. Kornelis was a lead author for the Third and Fourth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the institution that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Kornelis was one of the founders of Ecofys, which was acquired by Navigant in 2016. With Ecofys, he won the Erasmus award for the most innovative company of the Netherlands in 2008. Kornelis has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as several books and about 250 research reports, conference contributions, and other scientific publications. He is a chair of energy systems analysis at Delft University of Technology. 


Ph.D., Energy Science, Utrecht University
M.Sc., Physics, Utrecht University
Membership and Activity Information
Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of MilieuCentraal, Utrecht, 2008 - present.
Member of the Advisory Committee to assess proposals for the Demonstratieregeling Energie-Innovatie (DEI), Ministry of Economic Affairs, 2014-present.
Member of the External Advisory Group of the programme “Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy” (RISE) of the World Bank Group, 2015 – 2016.
Chairman of the jury for the prizes Energy Professional of the Year and Energy Talent of the Year, 2015, 2016, 2017.
External reviewer for the evaluation of the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town, June 2015.
Rapporteur for the review of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin, Germany, May 2016.
Member of the Expert team of the Netherlands Knowledge Platform for Public Charging Infrastructure, 2016 – present.
Member of the Scientific Board of the Netherlands Energy Research Alliance (NERA), 2017 – present.

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