Bo Jellesmark Thorsen appointed as new member of the Danish Council on Climate Change
The Danish Council on Climate Change have appointed three new members that will contribute with their expertise in energy, bio-resources, and economics. Among the three new members is Professor Bo Jellesmark Thorsen, Head of the Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO).
On March 1, the Danish Council on Climate Change welcomed three new members, with Bo Jellesmark Thorsen, professor in applied economics and head of Department of Food and Resource Economics, among them. The Council’s other new members are Marie Münster, Professor in energy system analysis at the Technology, Management and Economics at DTU, and Brita Bye, researcher at the department of energy- and environmental economics at Statistisk Sentralbyrå in Norway.
“The Danish Council on Climate Change plays an important role as council for the government on one of the biggest challenges that are facing. I’m looking forward to the work and I'm fully aware of the complexity and importance of it,” says Bo Jellesmark Thorsen.
The Danish Council on Climate Change is required by the Climate Act to be assembled by a team of experts with a broad range of expertise and a highly climate relevant level. It is with this reasoning that the three new members have been appointed, writes the Danish Council on Climate Change in a press release (in Danish).
Farewell after eight years
At the same time, Professor in environmental and resource economics at IFRO Jette Bredahl Jacobsen steps down from the role of vice chair that she has had at the Danish Council on Climate Change since its inception in 2015.
“It has been an exciting and educational 8 years. We started having to build the Danish Council on Climate Change up from the ground, and I’m a little bit proud of having been part of building it as an institution and giving it the role in the public debate, that it has today. Personally I have enjoyed the technical debates in the council and the secretariat the most, where we get to test our arguments and collectively develop deeper insights,” says Jette Bredahl Jacobsen.
Besides Jette Bredahl Jacobsen’s exit, Professor Emeritus Poul Erik Morthorst and Jørgen Elmeskov have also stepped down from the council.
Read more about the Danish Council on Climate Change here.