Pieter joined E3G’s Berlin Office as a Senior Policy Advisor in April 2018. As an expert in EU environmental policies, politics and strategies, he is now supporting E3G’s work on Just Transition in Germany and CEE Countries, Coal Diplomacy as well as developing’s E3G’s Strategy for the EU.
Prior to joining E3G, after a short period at NABU, BirdLife’s partner in Germany, he worked at the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe’s largest environmental umbrella organisation. Since 2010 he worked as the EEB's Policy Director in Brussels, providing strategic guidance and leadership to their policy work.
Pieter played a leading role in campaigns to preserve the EU’s flagship conservation policy, Natura 2000, reform the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, and further develop circular economy and energy saving policies.
He also played an active role in discussions on TTIP, CETA, Brexit and Better Regulation. He has served on the Board of several organisations such as ECOS, Green Budget Europe, Coalition for Energy Saving, Better Regulation Watchdog and Seas at Risk. He is currently a Board member of the RISE Foundation.
He lives in Berlin with his wife and two kids.