AE Climate Action Task Force
Taking action for a sustainable faculty
The faculty's Climate Action Task Force takes action to make the faculty more sustainable in education, research and innovation as well as in how we work at the faculty. Its main ambition: to do everything possible to ensure that the faculty is in line with the TU Delft's climate objectives. By 2030, TU Delft aims to have fully sustainable operations. All activities on and from the campus will then be CO2 neutral, circular, climate adaptive and will contribute to the quality of life for users and nature. Get to know its members.
Meet the team
Irene Fernandez Villegas
Associate Professor Aerospace Structures and Materials and faculty sustainability officer
"Moving into a sustainable future poses technological as well as societal challenges. In particular, a significant shift in people's mindset is needed to transition into sustainable societies. I am part of the Climate Action Task Force at the faculty because I believe that leading by example is one of the best ways to inspire people to change their behaviour. My personal drive with regards to sustainability is the moral obligation to provide the next generations with not only a liveable but also thriving planet."
Assistant Professor Wind Energy
“I joined the Climate Action Task Force to actively contribute to making our faculty more sustainable. I am very passionate about my research on wind energy, the opportunity to contribute to the world’s climate neutrality and form the next generations of engineers who will lead our green energy future. Climate change is in our hands. As a member of the task force, I hope to help raise awareness on what each of us can do to shift towards a sustainable, energy-efficient and resilient campus, and suggest concrete actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation.”
PhD candidate, Wind Energy
"Research has shown that behavioural change at an individual level can significantly impact the systemic decisions we collectively make to deal with climate change. I joined the CATF to be able to participate directly in activities that reduce our consumption and emissions at the aerospace faculty. I am hopeful that the small nudges at the university now snowball into more sustainable lifestyle choices by students and researchers in the future."
Faculty executive secretary
"In addition to all the scientific and technological developments initiated by TU Delft to contribute to achieving the climate objectives, staff and students can also contribute to reducing the footprint from their own actions. I am happy to help make and implement plans to strengthen awareness of this within our organisation."
Joyce ten Berge
Faculty communication manager
"A big part of my job as a communication professional is to share the stories of researchers, lecturers and students who make the world a more sustainable place through their academic work, education and innovation projects. By joining the Climate Action Task Force I can take action myself. Besides, going back to my profession, I believe the university can only be a true thoughtleader on sustainability if we practice what we preach."