Resource Efficient & Decarbonized Germany: How Germany Is Moving Forward
What does a decarbonized and resource-efficient economy look like? Why does it matter to think simultaneously about the expansion of renewable energy and resource efficiency? Who are the business and industry leaders that are emerging as likely winners in the accelerating transformation? What is the role of cities and citizens?
Please join a presentation and conversation with Dr. Harry Lehmann, director of the division of environmental planning and sustainability strategies at Germany's federal Environment Agency UBA. UBA provides data to the German federal ministries that guide policy decisions at the federal level.
Dr. Lehmann has long been involved with Germany's pathway towards renewable energy and a cleaner economy. He is known internationally for his accessible way of explaining complex systems and for his leadership on long-term sustainability thinking.
Dr. Lehmann is one of the founders of Eurosolar, the non-profit European Association for Renewable Energy and served as its deputy president from 2000 to 2006. A physicist by training, Lehmann was a member of the “UA1” collaboration under Carl Rubbia at the CERN in Genf. He left in 1984 to found the engineering consultancy “UHL Data” for systems analysis and simulation in the field of energy and environment and to head the systems analysis group at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. He is the executive chairman of the World Renewable Energy Council and president of the international “Factor X Club” for resource productivity and sustainable use of natural resources.
Light refreshments will be provided.