Dipl. Ing. Stefan Schurig, (*1971 in Berlin, Germany) is an architect from his background but devoted most of his working life to energy and climate change issues. From the late eighties until today he has been working in civil society organisations. In the early nineties he became a board member of Germany’s biggest environmental youth organisation and was involved in the foundation of the youth organisation of the green party ‘Grüne Jugend’ in Germany. In 1998 he became a press officer for Greenpeace in Germany. From 2002 to 2007 he headed the Climate and Energy unit at Greenpeace and became a member of the REALISE Forum, an international platform on renewable energy policies led by the European Union. He has considerably shaped the image of Greenpeace for some ten years. Since 2007 Stefan Schurig is working as Director Climate Energy for the World Future Council (WFC), an international organisation founded by Jakob von Uexkull who set up the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1980. In this position Stefan initiated the international programme on renewable energy and the promotion of ‘Feed-in Tariff’ as one of the best policies for a massive uptake of renewable energy.
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