Adriaan Korthuis is a co-founder and managing partner of Climate Focus. He is the strategic advisor of companies, government agencies and international organizations across the globe. He possesses a profound knowledge of climate change projects and market dynamics. He is a strong promoter of private sector engagement in climate finance and has a keen eye on the interaction between public sector policy development and private sector engagement.
Prior to co-founding Climate Focus, Adriaan set-up and managed the programs for purchasing carbon credits from the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation on behalf of the Dutch Government.
Adriaan enjoys presenting to large and small audiences, and breaking down complex information on climate finance and climate policy into understandable terms that allow business developers and policy officers to make an informed decision. Being compassionate about turning his own city – Rotterdam – more sustainable, Adriaan has been one of the initiators of the Rotterdam Call for Climate Action. This business initiative has contributed to a stronger climate policy of the local city administration.
Adriaan holds a degree from Wageningen University (MSc in Food Science) and is a trained Moderator of Logical Framework Workshops.