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Wopke Hoekstra

COMMISSIONER (2023-2024)

Wopke Hoekstra
Climate Action

Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

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Responsibilities

  • Ensuring strong commitment on long-term climate-neutrality and Fit for 55 objectives continues, using all of the tools at our disposal.
  • Working on climate awareness and change in behaviour and production processes.
  • Ensuring that the European Climate Law is consistently implemented.
  • Leading international climate negotiations.
  • Improving preparedness for climate-related risks in the EU.
  • Guiding preparations for developing a 2040 climate target.
  • Ensuring the implementation of the legislative instruments on climate, and facilitate the adoption of the remaining co-legislative climate files.
  • Overseeing the work of the Innovation Fund, aiming to bring to the market industrial solutions to decarbonise Europe and support the transition to climate neutrality.
  • Intensify efforts on carbon capture, usage and storage.
  • Bringing together Europeans taking action for climate via the European Climate Pact.

Mission letter

1 SEPTEMBER 2023
President von der Leyen's mission letter to Wopke Hoekstra

Team

Wopke Hoekstra's team supports him in his daily work

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Calendar

Commissioner Hoekstra participates together with Executive Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Sinkevičius in the EU-China High-Level Environment and Climate Dialogue
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Wopke Hoekstra
Commissioner Hoekstra meets with national authorities to continue COP29 preparations
  • Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Wopke Hoekstra

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In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

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machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners.

Biography

  1. 2023 - present
    European Commissioner for Climate Action
  2. 2022 - 2023
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister
  3. 2017 – 2022
    Minister of Finance
  4. 2011-2017
    Member of the Senate
  5. 2006-2017
    McKinsey & Company; partner since 2013
  6. 2002-2004
    Commercial positions at Shell
1 SEPTEMBER 2023
Wopke Hoekstra's biography

 

Declaration of interests

1 FEBRUARY 2024
Declaration of interests - Wopke Hoekstra