Best Climate Action & Energy Paper Award 2022

The climate and energy transition is a crucial weapon in the fight against climate change – societies biggest challenge. Only if we reach carbon neutrality by 2050 will we be able to mitigate the effects of climate change. But at the current pace, we will not get there in thirty years’ time. While it is imperative to limit climate change as much as we can, we will also have to learn to adapt to new circumstances and identify the policies needed to make the solutions sustainable. 

With around a thousand scientists, TU Delft is one of Europe’s largest research institutes in the field of climate action and energy. But of course, we do not do this alone. We work together with partners in the field labs on the TU Delft Campus, with companies, policymakers, business developers, and social scientists from all over Europe. And, of course, with you!

Submit your Climate Action or Energy Paper of 2022

For the Best Climate Action Paper you will be judged first by the separate themes of the TU Delft Climate Action Program.
Each winner per theme receives € 500. At the Best Paper 2022 award ceremony the 4 winners will be announced. Then, after the winners pitched their papers, an overall jury will determine the winner of € 1000 for the Best Climate Action Paper.
Climate science
Climate change mitigation
Climate change adaption
Climate change governance

For the Best Energy Paper you will be judged first by the separate institutes of the TU Delft Energy Initiative.
Each winner per institute receives € 500. At the Best Paper 2022 award ceremony the 4 winners will be announced. Then, after the the winners pitched their papers, an overall jury will determine the winner of € 1000 for the Best Energy Paper.
Urban Energy
Wind Energy

The overall jury that will choose the winner of the Best Climate Action Paper and the Best Energy Paper:
• Kornelis Blok, Professor Energy Systems; director TU Delft Energy Initiative
• Herman Russchenberg, Professor Atmospheric Remote Sensing; director TU Delft Climate Action Programme
• Paulien Herder, Professor Energy Systems Engineering; Dean TU Delft Faculty of Applied Sciences
• André Faaij, Professor Energy System Analysis at Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University and Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis at the University of Groningen; TNO Director of science energy transition; Chair Netherland Energy Research Allicance (NERA)
• Mart van Bracht, Director Program System Integration Topsector Energy; Supervisory Board The Green Village; Innovation council ENERGIIQ
• Professor Uli Dusek; Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG)
• Professor Neelke Doorn; Ethics in Water Engineering at TU Delft

To join:  
• You (PhD/PD/Master student) should be the first author of the paper. Being a co-author is not enough. 
• The paper should be published or accepted to be published. Just submitted papers are not eligible for the competition.
• You can join with multiple papers, but have to choose on of the 8 categories
• External PhD's can submit via their TUD supervisor
• We expect you to be present at the award ceremony on March 15th

Click here to submit your paper. In the form you can choose one category in which it belongs.
=>> Deadline to enter you paper: 15 January 2023

Best Climate and Energy Paper Award 2022 Ceremony.

For all TU Delft students, researchers and staff who are intrested in the field of Climate Action and Energy Transition to join, as well as policy makers, companys, other universities and knowledge Institutes.Connect with peer and find collaboration: become an Climate Changemaker!
Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 15:00 in the Co-Creation Center of The Green Village on the TU Delft Campus.
Click here to register for the ceremony event.

• Introduction by Professor Herman Russchenberg, Chair Climate Action Program and Professor Kornelis Blok, Chair Delft Energy Initiative
• Pitching of the 4 best Energy papers
• Pitching of the 4 best Climate Action papers
• While the judges discuss the audience will vote for the best pitch (Social Prize)
• Announcing the winner of The Best Climate Action Paper 2022 and of The Best Energy Paper 2022
• Network drinks

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