Christine Lins was appointed as Executive Secretary of REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, in July 2011. REN21 is a global public-private multi-stakeholder network on renewable energy regrouping international organizations, governments, industry association, science and academia as well as NGOs working in the field of renewable energy. REN21’s Secretariat is based at the UN Environment Programme in Paris/France.
Christine Lins came to REN21 from the European Renewable Energy Council, the united voice of Europe’s renewable energy industry, where she served as Secretary-General for 10 years from 2001 – 2011. Previously, Ms. Lins worked in a regional energy agency in her home country, Austria. She has a Masters degree in international economics and holds more than 20 years of working experience in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.