Global Environmental Markets
& Climate Change
Martijn is head of Baker McKenzie’s Global Climate Change practice. He is also Chair of the Baker McKenzie Law for Development Initiative. Martijn’s other roles include Professor of Climate Change Law at the Australian National UniversityMartijn is Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), President of WWF (Australia) and a Director of the Climate Council. He is completing his term as a Director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. He holds advisory roles as Chair of the NSW Climate Change Council, a Governing Board Member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and as a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists.
In 2012, Martijn was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition for “service to environmental law, particularly in the area of climate change through contributions to the development of law, global regulation, public policy and the promotion of public debate, and to the community”. Martijn holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney, LLB Honours from the Australian National University, LLM from the University of Cambridge and has studied at the Hague Academy Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
"In many ways, law is the only tool to get an outcome in the environmental space, without law, there’s no protection."