Previously, Pieter worked at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn, conducting research and providing policy advice on NDCs, equity/CBDR, adaptation and climate finance in developing countries. Pieter published numerous scientific papers, book chapters, and reports and is a contributing author to the IPCC’s 5th assessment report (WG II, Africa chapter) and a lead author of the 2016 UNEP Adaptation Gap Report. He is an associate researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Pieter also writes opinion articles on climate and environment issues for the Dutch quality newspaper NRC Handelsblad on a regular basis. Before DIE Pieter worked at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at VU University Amsterdam. Pieter holds an MSc in ‘Environment and Resource Management’ from the VU University (2008) and a PhD on the role of the private sector in adaptation and adaptation finance in developing countries from Utrecht University (2017).