Ir. Jan Paul van Soest (1955) is a well-known consultant, initiator and thinker/writer in the field of sustainability in the Netherlands. Furthermore, Jan Paul initiates and develops new concepts, activities and organizations. He was a.o. initiator/quartermaster of the Green Business Council, Association of sustainable companies for a green economy, and is co-founder of the Transition Coalition Food.
In addition, Jan Paul is author of numerous publications, articles and several books, including the much talked-about book De Twijfelbrigade (2014), analysing the background of climate scepticism: ideologies, lobby and the brain seeking comfort and confirmation.
Jan Paul is Chairman or member of several boards and advisory bodies.