Adriaan is a climate finance, carbon market, and mitigation expert. He has carried out advisory services for various organizations including the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Stockholm Environment Institute,, companies such as Lake Turkana Wind Power, NURU Lighting, Gigawatt Power as well as numerous national governments including Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Adriaan holds an MSc. in Environment and Resource Management (Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), an MA in Cultural Anthropology and a BSc. in Biology (University of Leiden, the Netherlands).