Renewable Energy Policy Frameworks – Participants
Monday, 10 November 2014 / 14:00-15:30
Stephen Sawyer, GWEC
Steve Sawyer joined the Global Wind Energy Council as its first Secretary General in April 2007.
The Global Wind Energy Council represents the major wind energy associations (China, India, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, Canada, USA, Europe, Germany, Italy, Turkey and France) as well as the major companies involved in the global wind industry. Steve has worked in the energy and environment field since 1978. Steve has worked in the energy and environment field since 1978, with a particular focus on climate change and renewable energy since 1988.
He spent many years working for Greenpeace International, representing the organization at intergovernmental and industry fora primarily on energy and climate issues. At GWEC he is focussed on working with intergovernmental organisations such as the UNFCCC, IPCC, IRENA, IEA, IFC and ADB; and with opening up new markets for the industry in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Steve is also a founding member of both REN21 and the IEA’s Renewable Industry Advisory Board. He advised the Chinese government on the formulation of its renewable energy legislation, as is as well an expert reviewer for the IPCC’s Working Group III. He grew up in rural New Hampshire and holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Haverford College, and is married to Kelly Rigg.
Kevin Nassiep, SANEDI – Biography to be added soon.
Martin Schöpe, BMWi
Martin Schöpe has been working since 2003 in the field of energy policy. Until the end of 2013, his focus was on the international cooperation in the field of renewable energy, working at that time for the Federal Environment Ministry. He was engaged in preparing for the International Conference renewables 2004 and its various follow up tracks. He led for the Ministry the German initiative to establish the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) that was founded in January 2009 in Bonn. He was recently elected Chair of the Renewable Energy Working Party of the IEA. Since the beginning of 2014 he moved to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and continues to work on international energy policy, among which the preparation of the energy sector under the German G7 presidency in 2015 will be a major part.
Martin Schöpe studied law at the University of Bonn. He holds a PhD in European law.
Wisdom Ahiataki-Togobo – Biography to be added soon.
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