Jan BAKKES specialises in assessing and processing environmental information to be used in decision-making. He led Getting into the Right Lane for 2050, a high-profile back casting study into the key challenges facing the European Commission. He has worked with the OECD and the World Bank and was associated with UNEP for a long period of time. These organisations he helped to kick-start broad-based assessments and outlooks for the future. Starting 2010, Jan Bakkes has been assisting the China Council for International Collaboration on Environment and Development (CCICED). Currently, this means co-coordinating a new CCICED policy study on integrated management of river basins in times of climate change. Since his retirement from the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, end of 2014, Jan is senior strategic advisor to the Director-general of PBL. Jan is vice-president of The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS).