Dr. Henning Wuester Joins ICAT as the Initiative’s New Director

As of 17 September 2018, Dr. Henning Wuester has joined ICAT as the initiative’s new director. Dr. Wuester will be leading the Initiative and directing its day-to-day work based on ICAT’s strategic plan. He will manage ICAT’s secretariat and act as the public face of the Initiative.

Dr. Wuester comes with a rich and longstanding experience in climate change and sustainable development. Prior to joining ICAT, he worked in the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) overseeing the Agency’s work on knowledge, policy, and finance. Previously, Dr. Wuester served the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as Senior Manager at the Interim Secretariat. He also worked in several positions within the United Nations system, as Special Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and at the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in several roles in the secretariat of the Convention on Transboundary Air Pollution. Dr. Wuester holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Munich, where he started his career as assistant professor.

About his new role as the ICAT Director, Dr. Wuester says, “I am excited to build on the solid foundations of the work already done by ICAT and move the work forward to deliver results that will help countries around the world put in place effective and ambitious climate policies needed to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Sound methodologies and tools to evaluate the effectiveness of climate action are key to realizing sustainable development goals.”