Local leaders will need to mobilise their communities to tackle the very different challenges they will face and seize new opportunities in making the transition to net zero, as set out in the 2021 OECD Regional Outlook. In doing so, they can bring together solutions to generate important local well-being benefits.
Jolien is a Junior Policy Analyst at the OECD. Prior, she was a researcher at the Grantham Research Institute (LSE). At the OECD, Jolien has researched the net-zero emissions transition and its implications on regional development, firms and local employment. She is also working on subnational climate transitions from a finance perspective. Jolien holds an MSc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics and an MA in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp.