Stephen P Sawyer
Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council
Steve Sawyer joined the Global Wind Energy Council as its first Secretary General in April 2007.
The Global Wind Energy Council represents the major wind energy associations (China, India, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, Canada, USA, Europe, Germany, Spain, Italy and UK) as well as the major companies involved in the global wind industry.
As of the end of 2012, cumulative global installed wind power capacity exceeded 282,000 MW, with over 44,000 MW installed in 2011, representing capital investment of more than 60 billion euros.
Steve has worked in the energy and environment field since 1978, with a particular focus on climate change and renewable energy since 1988. He spent many years working for Greenpeace International, representing the organization at intergovernmental and industry for a primarily on energy and climate issues.
He has served as Head of Delegation to many UNFCCC negotiations, as well as leading delegations to many other intergovernmental negotiations.