Dr. Joost Vervoort

Dr. Joost Vervoort is Associate Professor of Foresight and Anticipatory Governance at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, as well as a Honorary Research Associate at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, and a Visiting Fellow at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto. Joost’s work focuses on how different approaches to imagining the future impact action in the present. He leads global programs that engage with policy and politics around climate change and sustainability in many parts of the world. Joost also leads an NWO Vidi project, Anticiplay, on how games can be used to imagine better futures. This project focuses on transforming the game sector to help it become a force of change.

How can societal imaginations be empowered to help create better future worlds?

Joost Vervoort has been a member of the Utrecht Young Academy, a bridge between young and talented researchers, since 2020.