Dr Stephan Singer
Senior Climate Science and Global Energy Policy Advisor
Climate Action Network International (CAN)
CAN represents about 1400 global NGO working on all aspects of climate policy. Stephan is with CAN since 4 years and with other CSO promotes 100% Renewables and maximised energy efficiency as well as sustainable grid infrastructure in the context of equity and a Just Transition by 2050 latest and the early phase out of fossil fuels, particularly coal. He is involved in the IPCC process under the heading of the 1.5 C° guardrail.
Stephan is a regularly invited peer reviewer of the IEA World Energy Outlook part of the Steering Committee of REN21 for CAN.
He is co-chairperson of the Renewable Energy Grid Initiative, a unique coalition of NGO and Electricity Grid Operators (TSO) to boost the growth of renewables. He is also in the Advisory Boards of NEGEM, an European research consortium on negative emissions technologies, and of the Science Based Target Initiative which develops and supports credible strategies for and with company- and sector-wide net-zero carbon commitments and pathways in line with 1.5 C°
Before joining CAN, Stephan worked for 23 years in WWF in various functions, latest as Director International Energy Policy. In the early 90s he was with GIZ in India for about 4 years on poverty alleviation in agricultural communities. His PhD was about carbon-cycling dynamics in agricultural soils of the semi-arid tropics.