Simone Peter

Category: From Paris to 1.5 degrees


Dr. Simone Peter is the chairwoman of the German Green party (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) since 2013 and an expert on  climate and energy policy, sustainable development and the green economy.   She was minister for the environment, energy and transportation of the state of Saarland from 2009 to 2012, promoting renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency in the coal rich region and implementing Germany’s energy transition (“Energiewende”) from fossil fuels to renewables on the state level.  

Before that, she was executive director of the Berlin based German Agency for Renewable Energy and editor in charge of the magazine “Solarzeitalter (Solar Age)” published by the European Association for Renewable Energy. Dr. Simone has a PhD in biology from the University of Saarbruecken.


Other speakers in this session

Papa Meissa Dieng

Pr Papa Meissa Dieng PHD (International Environnemental Law)

University Robert Schumann, Strasbourg, France.

University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar Senegal.

Carole Dieschbourg

Carole Dieschbourg is a Luxembourg politician and writer. Since December 2013, she has been Minister for the Environment representing the Green in the government coalition consisting of the Democratic Party, the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party and the Green Party.

Yeb Saño

Naderev ‘Yeb’ Madla Saño joined Greenpeace Southeast Asia as Executive Director in January 2016. Yeb leads Greenpeace’s diverse operations across the Southeast Asia region.

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30 March - 2 April 2017

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