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Steve Sawyer has worked in the energy and environmental 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 primarily on energy and climate issues.

Steve joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as its first Secretary General in April 2007. The Global Wind Energy Council represents the major wind energy associations (from China, India, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Canada, USA, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Korea, South Africa, and Turkey) as well as the major companies involved in the global wind industry.

At the GWEC, Steve is focussed on working with intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), The International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA), the International Energy