Dr Philippe Tulkens, Deputy Head of Unit “Climate and Planetary Boundaries”, Healthy Planet Directorate
Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.
Since June 2019, Philippe Tulkens is deputy head of the Unit “Climate and Planetary Boundaries” in the Research and Innovation Directorate General of the European Commission. The Unit he works for manages the programming of EU Research and Innovation activities and contributes to relevant R&I policies in the areas of climate, biodiversity, natural disaster risk management and environmental observation. During the recent years, he worked on accelerating clean energy innovation in the context of the Energy Union and as policy assistant to the Deputy Directorate General of DG Research and Innovation. He holds a PhD in climate physics and worked throughout his career at the interface between climate science and policies, in academic institutions, for the Belgian government, for the Chairman of the IPCC and, since 2006, for the European Commission.