After finishing his study environmental economics in 1999, Andries conducted research at several institutes in the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States. In 2007, he started working on a EU research project about mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change policy at PBL. In 2010, he earned his PhD with this topic. Since 2015, Andries is guest researcher at Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. His special interests are the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate agreements, the use of integrated assessment models in informing climate policy decisions, and synergies and trade-offs with other sustainable development goals. Andries has authored about 60 publications in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals (for a complete list, see cv).


  • Environmental Economics (University of Groningen): 1994-1999
  • Postgraduate courses Environmental Economics (Tinbergen Inistitute): 1999-2001
  • Vordiplom Geography (University of Tübingen): 2002-2005

Work experience 

  • 2007 - current: PBL
  • 2001 - 2002: Researcher at CE Delft
  • 2005 - 2007: Researcher at CGR, Rochester, USA
  • 2002 - 2005: Research Assistant at Max Planck Institute, Tübingen, Duitsland
  • 2015 - current: Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University

Side activities 

  • Guest researcher Utrecht University