Full Name
Arno Bonte
Job Title
Alderman Sustainability, Air Quality and Energy Transition
Municipality of Rotterdam
Speaker Bio
Arno Bonte (1978) has been an alderman in Rotterdam on behalf of GroenLinks since 5 July 2018. Within the Municipal Executive, he is primarily responsible for realizing the energy transition. The plan is to turn CO2 emissions from a steady increase into a significant decrease. Bonte started his political career in 2005 as a municipal councilor for GroenLinks.

In 2010 he became the party leader for his party and was chairman of the group for four years. He was previously a spokesperson for the FNV and Milieudefensie. He also worked for the Drechtsteden cooperation region.

As a councilor, he provided more trees in the city and extra money for bicycle facilities. Together with local residents, he successfully fought against the speed increase on the A13 motorway through Overschie.
Arno Bonte