Lutz Weischer is a Research Analyst with the World Resources Institute’s Climate and Energy Program. He works on the Two Degrees of Innovation platform to help build a global innovation system for clean energy where great ideas can rapidly emerge and spread globally.
This robust and dynamic global innovation system will be needed to catalyze significant improvements in the cost and performance of low carbon energy technology.
His work focuses on innovation beyond the lab - improvements throughout the life cycle of the technology and across the entire energy system. He analyzes global trade and investment flows in renewable energy technologies and the policy drivers that encourage their deployment and continuous improvement. As part of this work, he also follows the international negotiations on climate technology issues at the United Nations, the Clean Energy Ministerial and other fora.
As an expert on trade and climate change, Lutz also coordinates WRI’s work on these issues. Before joining WRI, he has worked for the World Trade Organization’s Trade and Environment Division and the United Nations Environment Program. He holds a degree in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin and a Master in International Affairs with a specialization in Sustainable Development from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo).