Dr. David Jacobs is founder and director of the consulting firm IET – International Energy Transition. He also holds the position of research associate and lecturer at the Environmental Policy Research Center of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Previously, he was acting project direction of the Transdisciplinary Panel on Energy Change at the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam and director of renewable energy projects at the consulting firm IFOK. His research focuses on financing, policies and framework conditions for renewable energy sources. Mr. Jacobs has an academic background in Economics and Languages and a PhD in political science. In the past years, he worked as a researcher and policy consultant for several governments (e.g. Germany, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Ghana, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia) and international organizations (e.g. World Bank, UNEP, UNDP, OSCE, IDB). He is author of several books and book chapters and a large number of articles on sustainable energy policy design in the developing and developed world.