Principal, Global Environmental Markets, Clean Energy & Climate Change / Baker McKenzie
Most Notable Role
Martijn Wilder AM is head of Baker and McKenzie's Global Environmental Markets, Clean Energy and Climate Change practice. He is chair of the Baker & McKenzie Law for Development Initiative and a Professor of Climate Change Law at the Australian National University. In addition, Mr Wilder chairs the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and is a director of the World Wildlife Fund (Australia) and the Climate Council.
He holds advisory roles as chair of the NSW Climate Change Council, as a governing board member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and as a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. He is also deputy chair of the Private Sector Roundtable of the Asia Pacific Rainforest Recovery Plan. Mr Wilder chaired the 2015 Independent Review Committee of the Victorian Climate Change Act, and was chair of Low Carbon Australia and TRAFFIC (Oceania).
In August 2023, Mr Wilder was appointed as chair of the federal government’s newly-created National Reconstruction Fund Board which aims to boost Australian manufacturing capacity.
In 2012 he 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.
Mr Wilder holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney, LLB Honours from the ANU, 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.