VELUX FONDEN launches Tænketanken Hav
21.06.2021 I More news
The think tank, called Tænketanken Hav, will serve as a focal point for work towards a clean, healthy sea and sustainable use of its resources. Specifically, the think tank will gather knowledge and promote cooperation between businesses, citizens and decision-makers to restore the sea to full health.
DKK 75 million for a period of five years
The Think Tank homepage (in Danish)
And read more about VELUX FONDEN's environment programme, which focuses on the protection and use of the Danish marine environment, including the anniversary project, the Sea Think Tank
We all have a lot to gain by taking better care of the sea. The sea serves as the blue lungs of the earth, which can absorb huge amounts of CO2 if there is rich animal and plant life. A healthy sea means more fish and a better food supply in the future. Sustainable use of the sea holds huge potential for the business sector. And we can ensure that our children and grandchildren are also able to bathe and catch sticklebacks in a clean sea
Board with representatives from business, NGOs and research
The board of the think tank is broadly composed. In addition to Maria Reumert Gjerding, marine scientist Katherine Richardson and Vice-chair Thomas Thune Andersen, who is also Chair of the Boards of Directors of Ørsted A/S and VKR Holding A/S, are also members. The think tank also aims to contribute to knowledge about business opportunities in the blue transition. It will be headed by Liselotte Hohwy Stokholm, a former director of Copenhagen Business Hub.
- VELUX FONDEN has allocated DKK 75 million to support the think tank for a period of at least five years.
- The think tank will be headed by Liselotte Hohwy Stokholm, a former director of Copenhagen Business Hub.
- The think tank has been established as an association for members from businesses and organisations, as well as researchers and private individuals.
- The think tank will hold its first general meeting for members in September.
The board of the think tank consists of:
- Chair Maria Reumert Gjerding (President of the Danish Society for Nature Conservation)
- Vice-chair Thomas Thune Andersen (Chair of the Boards of Directors of Ørsted A/S and VKR Holding A/S, among other organisations)
- Dea Forchhammer (Director, Ungdomsøen)
- Katherine Richardson (Professor, University of Copenhagen)
- Dorthe Jørgensen, (PhD, DTh – philosopher, theologian and historian of ideas)
- Anne Christine Brusendorff (Secretary General, ICES)
- Martin Præstegaard (Vice Chief Executive Offircer, ATP)