Climate Strategies and Policies
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Maarten Neelis, PhD is an Associate Director at Ecofys. His main expertise areas are emissions trading and other carbon pricing policies, industrial greenhouse gas reduction potentials and costs, energy statistics and industrial energy efficiency monitoring. Maarten is lead author of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories and contributing author to the 2014 fifth assessment report of the IPCC on Climate Change mitigation. In 2008, he finished his PhD thesis on monitoring industrial energy and carbon flows. Flagship consultancy projects include the development of the free allocation methodology based on benchmarking for the EU emissions trading phase III where Maarten was project manager in a series of projects for the European Commission and the energy and climate change roadmap 2050 for the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC). From 2013 to 2015, Maarten headed the Ecofys office in Beijing, China where he was responsible for the China and East Asia market of Ecofys' services. He currently leads Ecofys' carbon pricing expertise, and in this responsibility is involved in many of Ecofys' projects in this area.