Director – Climate & Energy.
Anna Leidreiter joined the World Future Council in October 2010. As Director for Climate and Energy, she carries out policy research and develops advocacy campaigns with the climate energy team. In her main capacity Anna works on enabling policy frameworks for a global energy transition towards 100% renewable energies as well as a transformation of urban areas towards regenerative systems. Besides that, Anna is a founding member of an energy cooperative in the North of Germany where she coordinates the media and communication work.
Before joining the WFC, Anna gained practical experiences in the renewable energy industry. Working for a photovoltaic company, she implemented community owned solar systems in the North of Germany. Further, Anna has worked at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA Hamburg) on the topic of climate change and resource management in Africa. Writing her thesis on „Community Participation in Natural Resource Management”, Anna carried out her fieldwork in rural Ethiopia. She authored and co-authored various articles and publications on climate change and renewable energy subjects and speaks frequently on international conferences.
Anna holds a Masters degree in International Development Studies focused on Environmental Governance from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Anna is currently on Maternity Leave. Rob van Riet took over in managing the Climate Energy Programme.