Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy

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Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy
MEP
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy - Candidate for the European Parliament for D66.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
4 June 2009
Constituency Netherlands
Personal details
Born Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy
(1967-06-28) 28 June 1967 (age 50)
The Hague, Netherlands
Political party  Dutch:
Democrats 66
 EU:
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Alma mater University of Amsterdam
Website www.gerbrandy.eu

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (born 28 June 1967) is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Netherlands. He is a member of Democrats 66, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

Political career[edit]

Gerbrandy is a member of liberal party Democrats 66.

Gerbrandy has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since the 2009 elections. He has since been serving on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Between 2012 and 2014, he was the committee’s vice-chairman. In this capacity, he chaired part of the negotiations on an EU ban on ‘invasive alien species’ that have a negative impact on the environment.[1] He was also part of the European Parliament’s delegations to the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima;[2] the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris;[3] and the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh.[4]

In 2016, Gerbrandy joined the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector. That same year, he was appointed as the parliament’s rapporteur on national emissions reduction targets.[5]

Between 2009 and 2014, Gerbrandy also served on the Committee on Budgetary Control. In this capacity, he drafted the committee’s opinion on the spending of the more than 30 agencies of the European Union in 2013.[6]

In addition, Gebrandy is the vice chairman of the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas[7] as well as a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.[8] He is also a supporter of the MEP Heart Group, a group of parliamentarians who have an interest in promoting measures that will help reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Keating (February 14, 2014), Talks on banned species list collapse European Voice.
  2. ^ Dave Keating (December 4, 2014), MEPs prepare to join climate talks European Voice.
  3. ^ COP21 climate change talks: MEPs in Paris to push for 2°C target European Parliament, press release of December 4, 2015.
  4. ^ MEPs to participate in COP22 climate change conference in Marrakesh European Parliament, press release of November 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Sara Stefanini (September 19, 2016), ALDE’s Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy to lead Effort-Sharing talks Politico Europe.
  6. ^ Toby Vogel (March 19, 2013), MEPs delay approval of environment agency spending European Voice.
  7. ^ Chair & Board European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.
  8. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
  9. ^ Supporters MEP Heart Group.