Klaas worked at Bruegel as a Research Analyst until August 2022. He holds a Master in Economics from the KU Leuven and in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe. Additionally, he spent one semester at Uppsala University.
Klaas has a broad background in economics and European affairs. Before joining Bruegel he did a traineeship at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU, where he worked on enlargement discussions, and at the European Securities and Markets Authority in Paris, where he contributed mainly to the work of the Risk Analysis and Economics department on such topics as crypto regulation and sustainable finance.
His fields of interest include European climate policy and Eurozone governance, as well as external relations and trade. He is fluent in Dutch and English and advanced in French and German.
Europe must increasingly deal with the harmful impacts of climate change, regardless of its success in reducing emissions.
A price cap on Russian oil might improve the current western sanctions regime, but effectiveness will depend on the west’s willingness
As global average temperatures continue to rise beyond the current 1.2°C above pre-industrial averages, Europe is likely to warm even faster.
A stronger adaptation governance framework would benefit adaptation efforts.
A review on green growth and degrowth arguments.
While uncertain, studies suggest that climate change will cause significant internal and international migration over the next century.
This Blueprint includes some of the Group’s most prominent voices on the different aspects of the multidimensional issue of green recovery.
After COP26, and as the debate on whether Glasgow represents a success or a failure dies down, what next for global climate action?
The ultimate answer to the question on whether climate change can be tackled without ditching economic growth depends on our willingness to step up cl
The notion of degrowth to reduce greenhouse gas emissions appears unrealistic; decoupling of emissions from growth is in principle possible but requir
The size and scope of investments needed to reach net zero will have significant macroeconomic implications.
An analysis of European Union countries’ recovery plans shows widely differing green spending priorities.