When: October 26, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: University College, room UC161
15 King’s College Circle, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick
As the Vice President at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and professor at the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics at the University of Wuppertal, Dr. Fischedick’s work and research has focused on energy system analysis, innovative energy technologies (particularly renewable energies), multi-criteria assessment of technologies and sustainable urban infrastructures.
Drawing on his expertise as the lead author of a chapter on “Industry” with the 2014 UN International Panel on Climate Change Report, Dr Fischedick brings his expertise and experience to our current discussions in Canada about climate change and transitioning to a robust renewable energy economy. Dr. Fischedick is adviser to the European Union, German government, various state and city administrations on national and international level and the business sector.
Through his work with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) commissioned by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Dr. Fischedick offers resources for decarbonization pathways and effective policy in Canada to move to a renewable energy economy as well as meet its UN COP 21 climate change commitments.
As the Director of the Future Energy and Mobility Structures Division in the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and an adviser to the governments and the business sector, Dr Fischedick brings invaluable breadth to current discussions of renewable electricity, clean infrastructure and buildings, and sustainable transportation across Canada.