Frans Berkhout



Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy and Professor of Environment, Society and Climate at King’s College London

Research Interests

From 2013-2015 Frans Berkhout was Director of the Future Earth programme, based at the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Paris. Previously, Prof Berkhout directed the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the VU University Amsterdam in The Netherlands, and led the Amsterdam Global Change Institute. Professor Berkhout was a lead author in two Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007 and 2014). Over the last 20 years, his work has been concerned with science, technology, policy, and sustainability, with a focus on climate change. His main academic contributions have been to the understanding of innovation in socio-technical systems and adaptation to climate change impacts by organizations.