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Dr. Michel DEN ELZEN
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands
Dr. Michel den Elzen is Senior Climate Policy Analyst for the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP) (associated with the RIVM) in the Netherlands. He holds a university degree in mathematics (1990) and a PhD (1994) in modeling of global environmental change. He has long worked as an integrated assessment modeler in the field of climate change. Currently project leader of the post-2012 mitigation project. He has developed the interactive decision support tool FAIR, to assess the environmental and mitigation costs implications of post-Kyoto regimes for differentiation of future commitments (www.mnp.nl\fair). Dr. Den Elzen is also a consulting expert to the UNFCCC on climate attribution modeling, is contributing author of the IPCC Third and Fourth Assessment Reports, and conducts research on several climate policy issues. He is author of many scientific publications in the field integrated assessment modeling, analysis of post-2012 regimes and the Kyoto Protocol and mitigation scenarios.