Andries is an economist specialized in climate change issues. He holds a university degree in environmental economics and a PhD on the topic of mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change policy. After conducting research at several institutes in the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, he started working at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in 2007. 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 80 publications in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Climate Change, Global Environmental Change, and Environmental Research Letters. He is a guest researcher at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University.


  • University of Groningen: Environmental Economics
  • Tinbergen Institute: Postgraduate courses Environmental Economics
  • University of Tübingen: Geography
  • VU Amsterdam: PhD Cost-benefit analysis climate change

Work experience 

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

Side activities 

  • Member of International Steering Committee of the Austrian Climate Research Program