Robert de Ligt

— Senior Consultant



Rob is an environmental scientist with significant experience in land sector greenhouse gas inventories, government programme management and policy analysis. He has worked on MRV design and implementation in Australia, the Philippines, and Kenya.

Rob has ten years’ experience working in fire and ecosystem science in both research and public sectors in Australia. He has played a leadership role in major government programs including the design and implementation of the (AUD)145 million Australian National Environmental Science Programme. Prior to this he worked in depth on Australia’s national greenhouse gas inventory particularly focused on the forest and deforestation components of the land sector.  He has a First Class Honours degree from the Australian National University researching the probability of wildfire with time-since last fire.

Rob’s experience provides him with strong expertise in developing and integrating technical solutions within the policy sphere. He recently led the development of a new Attribution Tool for semi-automated attribution of land use change to causal factors. Rob is an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a Lead Author for the IPCC KP Supplement and Refinement of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.