International Advisory Board
- Dr. Bill Hare, CEO, Managing Director and Senior Scientist, Climate Analytics, Germany
- Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council
Dr. Bill Hare is a Physicist and Environmental Scientist with more than twenty years experience in relation to the science, impacts and policy responses to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion. Mr. Hare was a Lead Author for the IPCC’s Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change component of its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) and a Topic Leader on long term issues and Article of the UNFCCC in the Synthesis Report of the IPCC AR4. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research since 2002.
Dr. Hare has in the past adviced Greenpeace International on Climate Policies and is now associated with Climate Analytics, whose main mission is to synthesize and advance scientific knowledge in the area of climate change and on this basis provide support and capacity building to stakeholders.
Dr. Hare is on the Board of Mentors of Vasudha Foundation, particularly mentoring the organization in developing its Global Climate Energy Policy Advocacy Programme.
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 NFCCC, IPCC, IRENA, IEA IFC and ADB to ensure that wind power takes its rightful place in the energy options for the future; and with opening up new markets for the industry in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Steve is also a founding member of both the REN21 Renewable Energy Policy Network and the IEA’s Renewable Industry Advisory Board.Steve advices and mentors the Renewable Energy Programme of Vasudha Foundation.