Welcome to my profile page. I'm Andries Hof, since 2015 guest researcher at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University. My background is in environmental and development economics and after finishing my studies in 1999 I have worked in different rsesearch institutes in the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States.
In 2007, I joined PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency where I specialized in climate change and integrated assessment. I was lucky enough to work on my PhD thesis within a large European reseach project which addressed mitigation and adaptation strategies for international climate change policy. After finishing my PhD, I continued my research in this area within the IMAGE team and since 2015 also with UU colleagues - notably with Detlef van Vuuren, Kaj-Ivar van der Wijst and Oreane Edelenbosch.
I decided to start a new position at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in 2023 as scientific researcher on sustainability issues, while still being guest researcher at the UU. At RIVM, I work on integrated assessment on a broad range of sustainability challenges, including those related to climate change and biodiversity.
I enjoy supervising students and PhD students. Over the last 8 years, I've been co-promotor of 7 PhD students and supervised 4 students with their master thesis (see seperate page research supervision). With the help of many colleagues, I've managed to convince reviewers and editors to accept more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including top journals such as Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy, Global Environmental Change and Environmental Research Letters. Apart from this, I have co-authored a range of scientific reports, such as the UNEP 2014 Emission Gap Report, the UNEP 2018 Adapation Gap Report, the UNECA report about Loss & Damage in Africa and the report Perspectives on Transitions to Sutainability of the European Environment Agency (EEA). I strongly believe that research - especially on topics like climate change and sustainability - has to be societally relevant and therefore am proud that I have made it to the @Reuters Hot List as one of the top 1,000 most influential climate scientists globally.
I'm associate deputy editor of the journal Climatic Change and board member of the section Energy and Climate Change of the journal energies. I'm also member of the international steering committee of the Austrian Climate Research Program, which annually funds about 15 research projects with a total budget of about 5 million euro.