Casper (56) is a Dutch economist with over 25 years of experience in the field of climate change. He has a wide track record in Asia, having lived in Asia for more than 12 years and having worked in 20 of ADB’s DMCs. Casper has over 20 years of experience in greenhouse gas accounting, being it in the development of emission reduction projects through his company Caspervandertak Consulting (over 160 projects successfully registered with the CDM executive Board of the UNFCCC), as validator and verifier for RINA Services SpA, or as consultant in preparing emission inventories from cities and/or companies. He is currently advisor on greenhouse gas accounting related topics with several companies. Casper has extensive experience in greenhouse gas accounting in the water sector, including in water supply, water treatment, and irrigation programs, gained as part of the development of climate finance proposals.