Martijn is a recognised global leader in climate law and investment. He has advised governments and companies on innovative climate finance investments including the World’s First REDD+ Green Bond.
Martijn was head of Baker & McKenzie’s global climate law and finance practice and has played a key role with Australia’s clean energy finance institutions. He has been Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and a former founding Director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. He helped establish and later Chair the Federal Government’s Low Carbon Australia finance body.
He is currently President of WWF-Australia and Chair of NSW Climate Change Council. He is Adjunct Professor of International Climate Change Law at Australian National University, and a Director of the Climate Council. Martijn was a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar and awarded an Australian Honour (AM) for his contribution to climate change law and the environment, and was winner of the 2018 Financial Times Asia Pacific Legal Innovator of the Year.