WCEF2022 Speaker - Peter Diez

Peter Díez

International Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherland

Peter Díez’s portfolio covers the full range of international policies within the ministry. Besides climate and climate change, environmental and spatial planning policies, the mandate of the ministry encompasses all water and transport issues.  

Peter started his civil service career at the Dutch ministry of justice in 1990, where he worked on immigration policy and international co-ordination. From 1998 to 2006 Peter headed the ministry’s international affairs and was responsible for the co-ordination of input for international negotiations and international collaboration on justice issues.  

From 2006 to 2010, being based in Brussels, Peter headed the justice section at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union. He negotiated in the framework of the Council of the EU on initiatives of the European Commission on EU asylum and migration issues. From 2010 to 2017 Peter was deputy director on migration policy of the Dutch ministry of security and justice. In this role he was responsible for the development and implementation of the international and European strategic policy of the department. 

He holds a Masters’ in European and international law.