Since 2012 Kees Baldé has served as a consultant to the United Nations
University’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. He is also head
of waste statistics as part of the environmental statistics team at Statistics
Netherlands where he represents the Netherlands at international meetings.
Kees initiated and was a key contributor to the 2011 report on Green Growth
in the Netherlands. His work has led to the development of a common
methodology for the recast of the European Union’s Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, a detailed assessment of the fate
of e-waste in various European countries and setting guidelines to measure
e-waste statistics in the context of the UN Partnership of measuring ICT for
Development. Kees Holds a PhD in chemistry from Utrecht University.
Feng Wang joined UNU in 2009 to work on a variety of waste-related research
projects, capacity building activities and international cooperation. Feng led the
“Best of the 2 Worlds” project, which aimed to develop eco-efficient treatment
infrastructure for e-waste in developing countries. He has also involved in a
series of country studies on mapping e-waste flows (the Netherlands, Italy,
Belgium and China). His recent work involves research projects to provide
policy suggestions to the European Commission on the Recast of WEEE
Directive, as well as quantifying the global e-waste generation. Feng Wang
holds a PhD in e-waste management from Delft University of Technology.
Jaco Huisman is Scientific Advisor to the United Nations University and leads
the IAS SCYCLE Electronics Recycling Group. He steers various international
projects to quantify the e-waste amounts and problems worldwide in
cooperation with key research institutes and universities. In the past, he
has served as the lead author of the UNU study supporting the European
Commission’s 2008 Review of the EU WEEE Directive and the advanced
e-waste country study for various European countries. He is also the scientific
coordinator of the FP7 project CWIT: “Countering WEEE Illegal Trade” and
the H2020 project ProSUM: Prospecting Secondary raw materials in the
Urban Mine. He holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology on ecoefficiency
of take-back and recycling systems for electronics. Besides his UNU
responsibilities, he is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology.
Ruediger Kuehr (1970) is the Head of the Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme hosted by United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe. He also functions as Executive Secretary and Co-Founder of the Step Initiative. Previously, he served as Head of UNU-IAS Operating Unit SCYCLE and as Head of the UNU Zero Emissions Forum (ZEF) – European Focal Point. A political and social scientist by education, he holds a PhD (Dr.rer.pol.) from the University of Osnabrück (Germany) and a M.A. (Magister Artium) from the University of Münster, (Germany), plus additional post-graduate studies in Tokyo (Japan) and Berlin (Germany). Ruediger has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books and regularly publishes and lectures on environmental policies.