NEW REPORT: The New Economics of Innovation and Transition: Evaluating Opportunities and Risks

The Team

Programme Leads

Prof Tim Lenton

EEIST Director, Exeter

Professor Tim Lenton is the Director of the Global Systems Institute and Chair in Climate Change and Earth System Science at the University of Exeter. Tim’s research focuses on understanding the behaviour of the Earth as a whole system, the complex web of biological, geochemical and physical processes that shape the chemical composition of the atmosphere and oceans, as well as the climate of the Earth. His award-winning work identifying Tipping Points in the climate system has led him to examine Positive Tipping Points within our social systems which could help accelerate progress towards a sustainable future. He is a member of the Earth Commission and is a Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher. Tim has twice been cited in lists of the world’s most influential climate scientists. 

Prof Michael Grubb

EEIST Strategy & Evidence Director, UCL

Michael is Research Director and Professor of Energy and Climate Change at University College London’s Institute for Sustainable Resources.

A former Senior Advisor to UK Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (the energy regulator, Ofgem). Michael also chaired UK Government’s Panel of Technical Experts on Electricity Market Reform, and he was previously Chief Economist to UK Carbon Trust, and Head of Energy and Environment at Chatham House.

Dr Jean-Francois Mercure

EEIST Strategic Advisor, World Bank

Jean-Francois is Associate Professor in Climate Change Policy and Assistant Director of Policy Impact at the University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute.

He pioneers models and methods for public policy appraisal in low-carbon innovation based on complexity science, and for assessing the macroeconomic impacts of low-carbon, energy and climate policies.

Dr Peter Barbrook-Johnson

EEIST Technical Modelling Lead, Oxford

Pete Barbrook-Johnson is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research interests sit at the crossroads of social science and economics, complexity science, and environmental and energy policy. He uses a range of methods in his research including agent-based modelling, network analysis, and systems mapping, to explore applied social, economic, and policy questions, and to support complexity-appropriate policy evaluation, but is equally interested in more theoretical aspects of complex adaptive systems.

Simon Sharpe

EEIST Policy Impact Lead, Non-Affiliated 

Simon Sharpe is Director of Economics for the UNFCCC Climate Champions and a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute, and leads policy engagement on the Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition project.  He was previously Deputy Director of the UK government’s COP26 Unit, where he led international campaigns on energy, transport, land use, science and innovation.  His other roles in government included leading international climate change strategy, developing the approach to clean growth in the UK’s industrial strategy, and serving as head of private office to Ministers of State for Energy and Climate Change.  He also served on diplomatic postings to China and India.  Simon has published academic papers on climate change science and economics, and policy reports on climate change risk assessment, economics, and diplomacy.  His current focus is on the Breakthrough Agenda – a process to strengthen international collaboration to accelerate transitions in each emitting sector of the global economy; and on projects to apply new economic thinking to climate change policy.

Dr Cristina Peñasco

EEIST Evaluation Lead, Cambridge

Christina is a University of Cambridge Lecturer in public Policy at POLIS (Department of Politics and International Studies). At Cambridge, she is also a Fellow at Queens’ College, a Centre Fellow at Centre for the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), and an associate researcher of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

Her research is multidisciplinary in nature, bringing together aspects of environmental economics, innovation policy and energy economics in green and energy efficiency technologies, with a focus on policy instruments enabling the transition to low-carbon economies.

University of Exeter Programme Coordination

Jack Oliver

Senior Programme Manager, Exeter

Jacqui Richards

Programme Manager, Exeter

As well as studying for her first degree at Exeter, Jacqui has worked on the EEIST project since its inception and is now the lead Project Manager of this innovative and globally impactful research programme. This role builds on her experience teaching Spanish, examining and writing and she has a broad spectrum of customer –facing publishing, advertising and client management experience in the educational environment.  Jacqui’s role is based within the University’s Impact, Innovation and Business department where she is well placed to drive maximum impact from EEIST project, supporting better decision making in government and businesses worldwide and contributing to the University’s aim to lead meaningful action against the climate emergency and ecological crisis.

Paul Drummond

Senior Research Associate, UCL

Paul is Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London (UCL). His research surrounds policy and economics for climate change mitigation, energy, resources and pollution policy, with a particular focus on the EU and UK.

Paul has coordinated a number of EU projects, including the EU Horizon 2020 Project INNOPATHS (Innovation Pathways, Strategies and Policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe).

Sarah Board

Project Officer, Exeter

Dr Femke Nijsse

Femke is postdoctoral researcher in climate policy.  She completed a PhD in Mathematics, analysing model output and climate sensitivity.  Femke has joined Jean-Francois Mercure’s group to study the use of complexity science in models for analysing the impacts of climate policy, engaging with policy-makers in different countries.

Cormac Lynch

I am a PhD research student at the Global Systems Institute at Exeter University. My research looks at how climate policy and technological innovation can lead to structural economic change and how socio-economic disparities and post-industrial decline can emerge from this.

Prof Cameron Hepburn

Cameron Hepburn is Director of the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE).

He has published widely on energy, resources and environmental challenges across a range of disciplines. Cameron is Professor of Environmental Economics at the Smith School and at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He is also involved in policy formation, including as a member of the DECC Secretary of State’s Economics Advisory Group.

Prof Doyne Farmer

Doyne Farmer is Director of the Complexity Economics programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) at the Oxford Martin School.

He is also a Professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. His current research is in economics, including agent-based modelling, financial instability and technological progress.

Dr Peter Barbrook-Johnson

Technical Modelling Lead

Pete Barbrook-Johnson is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research interests sit at the crossroads of social science and economics, complexity science, and environmental and energy policy. He uses a range of methods in his research including agent-based modelling, network analysis, and systems mapping, to explore applied social, economic, and policy questions, and to support complexity-appropriate policy evaluation, but is equally interested in more theoretical aspects of complex adaptive systems.

Alex Clark

Alex is a PhD researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, where his research focuses on the identification and transmission of fossil-fuel related economic risks in the public sector, and how governments and their agents should respond to these risks, with a focus on China. Alex supports Oxford’s engagement with China through the Economics of Energy Innovation and Systems Transition (EEIST) project. Alex is a Global China Initiative Fellow at Boston University, a Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, a Europaeum Scholar, and a 2021 Summer Programme fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

Alex has also worked as a consultant to the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). He holds an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from Oxford University, and is a former holder of the Henry Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where he focused on energy geopolitics and policy, electric mobility and international law.

Anna Berryman

I am a PhD research student at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford on the InFoMM CDT. My research focuses on the labour market and the effects of the post-carbon transition; we use a network structure and agent-based model to gain insights into the direct and indirect effects to jobs during the transition.

Dr Arabella Miller-Wang

Arabella Miller-Wang provides China engagement support on the EEIST Project to facilitate the collaboration and coordination between the University of Oxford and its Chinese partners. She also provides research support for the project.

Arabella has been engaged in policy research in China and the UK for nearly a decade, providing policy analysis and market insights in the Chinese energy sector. Her main interests are renewable energy, hydrogen, and international cooperation in the energy field

Joris Bücker

Joris is a PhD student at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on future changes to occupations and skills, as well as global trade patterns, during the post-carbon transition. He uses quantitative methods borrowed from complex systems modelling, such as network science.

Joris holds an MSc in Complex Systems Modelling from King’s College London, and a BSc in Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam.

Prof Andrea Roventini

Andrea is full Professor at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy), and Research Fellow at OFCE Sciences Po (France). Andrea provides Complexity Economics expertise to the EEIST Programme.

He holds a PhD in Economics and Management from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His main research interests include complex system analysis, agent-based computational economics, business cycles, economic growth and the study of the effects of monetary, fiscal, technology, innovation and climate-change policies. He is currently the principal investigator and consortium coordinator of the Horizon 2020 GROWINPRO project financed by the European Commission. He has been involved in the projects IMPRESSIONS, DOLFINS, and ISIGrowth financed by the European Commission. He is editor of Industrial and Corporate Chance – Macro Economics and Development and advisory editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Giovanni Dosi

Giovanni is Professor at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

He also serves as co-director of the Industrial Policy and Intellectual Property Rights task forces at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. Giovanni is included in the ISI Highly Cited Research list, denoting those who made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology. His research focuses on the economics of innovation and technological change, industrial economics, evolutionary theory, economic growth and development, as well as organizational studies.

Prof Francesco Lamperti

Francesco is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Economics and the EMbeDS Department at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and scientist at the RFF-CMCC European Institute of Economics and the Environment based in Milan.

Francesco has research expertise in macroeconomics, agent based and integrated assessment modelling, climate change economics and dynamics of natural disasters.

Prof Francesca Chiaromonte

Francesca is Professor of Statistics at the Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

She also works at Penn State University, USA, in the Department for Statistics. In 2019, Francesca was named the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Statistics for the Life Sciences. Francesca is a statistician developing methods for the analysis of large, high-dimensional and complex data, applying such methods in several scientific fields – including contemporary “Omics” sciences, Meteorology and Economics.

Roberto Buizza

Roberto is Professor of Physics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Roberto has particular expertise in physics of the Atmosphere, climate, meteorology and predictability, having previously worked at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Roberto also works on communication of climate change science to the public and development of impactful strategies to deal with climate change.

Prof João Carlos Ferraz

João Carlos Ferraz is Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s (UFRJ) Institute Federal UniIE.

Vice-President and Executive Director, National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), responsible for Economic Research, Corporate Planning and Risk Management (2007- 2016). Prof Ferraz was Director of the Division of Productive Development, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations (2003-2007).

Prof Esther Dweck

Esther is Professor at the Instituto de Economia (IE) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Her research expertise spans macroeconomics, with emphasis on public sector, economic growth and development, working mainly on fiscal regimes and the role of the state, demand-led growth, micro-macro integration, agent based modelling, and analysis of input-output. Between June 2011 and March 2016, she worked in the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management, in the position of Chief Economist and Federal Budget Secretary.

Prof Carlos Eduardo Frickmann Young

Carlos is Associate Professor at the Instituto de Economia (IE) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Helder Queiroz Pinto Jr

Helder is a Professor at the Instituto de Economia (IE) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). His major research interests include energy policy, energy industries institutional reforms and regulation.

Prof Nelson Barbosa

Nelson Barbosa is Professor at São Paulo School of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EESP).

He was Brazil’s Minister of Planning, Budget and Management (2015) and Minister of Finance (2016) during the Rousseff administration. During the Lula administration, Barbosa was Secretary of Economic Policy and Monitoring. Nelson has particular expertise in economic planning and policy, growth and income distribution, as well as its implications for the environment and financial stability.

Prof José Maria F. J. da Silveira

José Maria is Professor at the Institute of Economics at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.

He is lead researcher of two biofuel-related projects and has led several national and international projects sponsored by FAPESP, CNPQ, World Bank and IDRC. His works have been published in high impact journals such as Scientometrics and Research Policy. His main research interests include innovation economics, adaptive complex systems, complex social networks, agriculture and biotechnology, and sustainable energy and biofuels.

Prof Marcelo C. Pereira

Marcelo is Associate Professor at the IE, UNICAMP, Brazil.

He is also research fellow at the Institute of Economics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies- Pisa, Italy. He holds a PhD in Economics from UNICAMP. His main research interests include agent-based modelling, adaptive complex systems, complex social networks, innovation, business cycles and crises, endogenous growth and structural change, labor markets dynamics and climate-change policies.

Prof Zhang Xiliang

Zhang Xiliang is Professor and Director of the Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy at Tsinghua University.

He is also Director of the Tsinghua-MIT China Energy and Climate Project, and Director of China Automotive Energy Research Center, Tsinghua University. Zhang has expertise across low-carbon energy economy transformation, integrated assessment of energy and climate policies, renewable energy and automotive energy. Since 2015, he has headed the expert group on China’s national carbon market design under the Department of Climate Change of Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

Dr ZHOU Li

Dr ZHOU Li is an Associate Professor of the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University, and Deputy Director of China Carbon Market Center (CCMC).

She is an expert in the field of key technologies and national policies related to climate change and energy issues. She was an author of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) report, National Assessment Report on Climate Change, and China’s national assessment report on climate change. Some of the results were adopted as technical support for national policy making, like provincial carbon emissions intensity control targets and national carbon market design.

Dr Da Zhang

Dr Da Zhang is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University.

His main research interests are the economic and environmental analyses of China’s energy and climate policies.

Songli Zhu

Songli Zhu is Associate Professor at the Energy Research Institute, China.

Songli has expertise in theory, policy and countermeasures concerning energy and its environmental consequences. She provides technical support to decision-making to China’s National Development and Reform Commission and other ministries on issues of energy and environment coordination development. Songli has devoted herself to China’s mitigation policy analysis in her almost 20-year career.

Dr Kejun Jiang

Kejun Jiang is Director of the Energy System Analysis and Market Analysis Research Centre at the Energy Research Institute (ERI), China, and visiting professor at Tsinghua University.

His research interests concern energy systems planning for China, global energy and emissions scenarios, air pollution and informing climate policy nationally and internationally. He has been a contributing lead author in the IPCC process since the special report on emissions scenarios (SRES) in 2000.  He was coordinating lead author of chapter 6 on assessing transformation pathways of the fifth assessment report (AR5), and will be lead author of Chapter 3 on mitigation pathways of the upcoming sixth assessment report.

Zhangang Han

Zhangang Han received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, and the Ph.D. degree in artificial intelligence from the Institute of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, in 1997.,He is currently a Professor with the Department of Systems Science, School of Management, Beijing Normal University. He is the Chairman of his department and the Director of the System Analysis Laboratory. (Read more)

Dr Ritu Mathur

Ritu Mathur is Director of Integrated Assessments & Modelling at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI, India).

An economist by training, Ritu has been working in the fields of sustainable development, energy security, mitigation & climate change for more than 2 decades. She was a Lead Author in WG III of the IPCC AR5, was involved in the IPCC AR4 approval process where she represented the India delegation, and is part of the global network of Integrated Assessment Modellers.

Dr Ajay Mathur

Ajay Mathur is Director General of TERI – The Energy & Resources Institute, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change.

He was Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the Government of India from 2006 until February, 2016, responsible for bringing energy efficiency into homes, offices, and factories. He previously headed the Climate Change Team of World Bank in Washington DC, and was President of Suzlon Energy Limited. Ajay has been a key Indian climate-change negotiator, and was the Indian spokesperson at the 2015 climate negotiations at Paris.

Ulka Kelkar

Ulka is Director of World Resource Institute’s (WRI) India’s Climate Program.

She is an economist with 20 years’ experience in interdisciplinary research, capacity building, and outreach on climate change. At WRI her research focuses on national climate policy, sub-national climate governance, and carbon market mechanisms.

Deepthi Swamy

Deepthi is a Lead with the Climate Program at WRI India. Her work is primarily focused on energy-economy modelling and policy analysis for supporting a clean and just energy transition for India, using a systems approach.

Prior to this, she worked with the Center for Study of Science, Technology, and Policy (CSTEP) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in various capacities. She conducted research studies on renewable energy potential assessments, electricity sector planning, development of tools for long-term energy planning, and evaluation of policy and regulatory frameworks for achieving national wind energy targets. She has contributed to the Draft National Wind Energy Mission for the Ministry of Renewable Energy, the India Energy Security Scenarios calculator for NITI Aayog, and provided policy inputs to state- and national level government agencies, distribution companies, and regulators.

Ashwini Hingne

Ashwini is a Manager with the Climate program of WRI India.

Ashwini leads WRI’s India’s work on carbon markets. Her work focusses on areas at the intersection of climate, economics and development, which comprises topics such as Carbon Pricing and Sustainable Development linkages of climate actions.

Prof Laura Diaz Anadon

Leads EEIST Empirical Evidence for General Principles for Policy-Making

Laura is Chaired Professor of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Cambridge Centre of Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), and a Fellow at St John’s College.

She is also a research affiliate at the Harvard Kennedy School, holds a Senior Keynes Fellowship and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua. Laura is an expert in energy and climate policy, innovation and science policy, program evaluation, decision making under uncertainty, technological change and integrated analysis and serves on various policy roles.

Dr Cristina Peñasco

Co-Lead: EEIST Empirical Evidence for General Principles for Policy-Making and Lead for Empirical Evaluation

Christina is a University of Cambridge Lecturer in public Policy at POLIS (Department of Politics and International Studies). At Cambridge, she is also a Fellow at Queens’ College, a Centre Fellow at Centre for the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), and an associate researcher of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

Her research is multidisciplinary in nature, bringing together aspects of environmental economics, innovation policy and energy economics in green and energy efficiency technologies, with a focus on policy instruments enabling the transition to low-carbon economies.

Prof Jorge Viñuales

Co-Lead: EEIST Engagement with Partner Countries

Jorge is Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge.

He is the founder and former Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). Chairman, Compliance Committee, WHO-UNECE Protocol on Water and Health. Director-General, Latin-American Society of International Law (Sao Paulo). Member of Panel of Arbitrators (Shanghai Centre).

Dr Sergey Kolesnikov

Sergey is a Research Associate at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG).

Sergey is an interdisciplinary scholar with a background in science and innovation policy studies, physical sciences, and technology-based economic development. His current research explores clean energy innovation dynamics and the role of public policy in it.

Dr Roberto Pasqualino

Dr Roberto Pasqualino is a C-EENRG Fellow and a Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, working on the science-policy interface to support systems transformation towards a more just and sustainable society.

Dr Pasqualino interdisciplinary background combines extensive training in complexity science, finance, mathematics, computer sciences, dynamic systems modelling, economics and public policy.

Paul Drummond

Senior Research Associate

Paul is Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London (UCL). His research surrounds policy and economics for climate change mitigation, energy, resources and pollution policy, with a particular focus on the EU and UK.

Paul has coordinated a number of EU projects, including the EU Horizon 2020 Project INNOPATHS (Innovation Pathways, Strategies and Policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe).

Professor Aled Jones

Aled is the Director of the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University. He is one of the acknowledged global leaders in public-private finance related to the green economy.

Aled is currently leading a team to build a global model to explore political fragility from resource crisis. He was lead author on the seminal report on resource constraints to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2013, and is a Co-Investigator on the ESRC Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), the AHRC Debating Nature’s Value network and the EU H2020 MEDEAS project.

Dr Chris Foulds

Chris is a Principal Research Fellow at the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University.

He is Principal Investigator on the EU Energy-SHIFTS project, the EPSRC Energy PIECES project and led the EU H2020 SHAPE-ENERGY project. Chris is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist, with a keen interest in how people (households or professionals) respond to interventions that target reductions in how much they consume.

Dr Sarah Royston

Sarah carries out interdisciplinary research on energy and sustainability, focusing especially on issues of policy, governance and social practice.

Dr Liliia Bilous

Liliia Bilous is a Research Fellow with the GSI and works in the Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition project. Her research focuses on the management of energy resource factors of sustainable development such as energy efficiency, energy intensity, energy supply, energy independence, and environmental harmonization.

John Stenning

Lead of Environment, Cambridge Econometrics

Jon Stenning is an associate director at Cambridge Econometrics, where he leads the Environment team. He has sixteen years’ experience managing and delivering projects for a wide range of clients and presenting technical content to both technical and non-technical audiences.

His work focusses on the macroeconomic impacts of energy and climate policy, and he has worked with a range of national and international institutions seeking to better understand the potential macroeconomic and social implications of decarbonisation. His work applies a range of modelling frameworks, including the global E3ME-FTT model, and he specialises in assisting policymakers and other stakeholders in understanding key policy-relevant messages from such exercises.

Jennifer Dicks

Project Manager, Cambridge Econometrics

Jennifer Dicks is a Project Manager in CE’s environment team. She specialises in efficiently managing projects which examine the interactions between socioeconomics and energy and environmental policy, extracting policy-relevant messages from quantitative modelling and analysis, and providing written interpretation for both technical and non-technical audiences.

 

Andrzej Błachowicz

Andrzej Błachowicz is Managing Director of Climate Strategies. Andrzej has been involved in climate change and energy policy issues since 2001.

He served as a Cabinet Member and advisor on climate change to the Polish Minister of Environment during the Polish EU Presidency. Andrzej’s previous posts included managing international cooperation at the Polish National Centre for Emission Management (KASHUE-KOBiZE). Andrzej has been one of Poland’s leading experts during the negotiations of the EU climate and energy package, as well as in the UNFCCC process.

Julie-Anne Hogbin

Julie-Anne is the Programme and Communication Manager at Climate Strategies. She has extensive experience successfully delivering impactful projects across the commercial, public, academic and NGO sectors.

Previous roles include Project Manager for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), where she was involved in the delivery of air quality and clean energy projects. Before that, she worked as a Centre Manager at the ESRC Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey and as a Project and Institute Manager at the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University.

Sascha Brandt

Sascha supports EEIST communications and manages the project’s social media channels. He joined Climate Strategies in January 2021 as Communications Manager. He has more than six years of experience in developing and implementing communication strategies in the fields of renewable energy, digital technology and sustainable development.

Until December 2020, he supported entrepreneurs bringing clean energy to people without electricity access in his role as Communication Manager at the off-grid solar industry association, GOGLA. He also has experience in managing international projects, mainly related to the planning and management of events. Before joining GOGLA in March 2016, Sascha had worked as a freelance web developer.

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