Leading candidate – European Greens
Bas Eickhout (1976, Groesbeek, Netherlands), is Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Greens (GroenLinks) since 2009. Eickhout is the leading candidate for the European Greens, together with Ska Keller in the elections for the European Parliament in 2019. He is also the leading candidate for GroenLinks in the same elections.
Eickhout studied Chemistry and Environmental Science at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and lives in Utrecht. Since 2000 he worked as a researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving). He worked on several projects which had to do with international environmental problems, such as climate change, agriculture, land-use and biofuels. He co-authored the IPCC report on climate change which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Price.
He co-authored the GroenLinks election program for the European elections in 2004, 2009 and 2014, and the Dutch elections in 2010 and 2012.