Dipl. Ing. Stefan Schurig is an architect by training, but devoted most of his career to energy and climate change issues. Before he started working for the World Future Council (WFC) he was the spokesperson for Greenpeace in Germany and headed the Climate and Energy department of Greenpeace for some nine years. During this time he also co-founded Germany’s second largest green electricity supplier. In 2004 Schurig was appointed as member of the REALISE Forum, an international platform on renewable energy policies led by the European Commission. As Director Climate Energy at the WFC he works as direct advisor for policy makers and parliamentarians around the globe. In 2008 Schurig became member of the energy advisory board of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) and was appointed by UN Habitat as member of the steering committee of it’s World Urban Campaign. He authored and co-authored various publications on climate change subjects.