Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Carmen Dienst is project coordinator in the Division “Future Energy and Mobility Structures” at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Since its inception in 2004, Dienst has coordinated the project “WISIONS initiative” ([www.wisions.net](http://www.wisions.net/)), which is promoting sustainable energy solutions in developing regions and conducting research on sound implementation models. The initiative’s approach is need-oriented and aims to empower local practitioners by supporting demonstration of sound solutions (to date, over 120 projects in 40 countries), ensuring S-S knowledge exchange and promoting regional practitioner networks, like HPNET or RedBioLAC. She is especially interested in the meta-analysis and evaluation of most influencing factors, as well as the analysis of impacts. She also focuses in her research work on the city level and develops, in close cooperation with regional stakeholders, sustainable pathways towards low carbon development. Dienst graduated from the University of Trier and holds a diploma in physical geography. She is also a Frankfurt School Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance and was McCloy Fellow in Environmental Policy of the American Council on Germany.