Rob Swart is currently Coordinator of International Climate Change Adaptation Research at Alterra in The Netherlands. He leads a number of national and international projects in the area of climate change adaptation strategies. Previously, he headed the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change of the European Environment Agency (EEA). Rob has been extensively involved in the work of the IPCC, as lead author for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Assessments, as Head of the Technical Support Unit of the Mitigation Working Group III during the 3rd Assessment, and as lead author of the WGIII and Synthesis reports during the 4th Assessment. Rob holds a MSc in environmental engineering from Delft University of Technology and a PhD in climate risks assessment from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.