Uwe R. Fritsche studied applied physics at the Technical University Darmstadt, and worked since 1984 as a scientist at Öko-Institut where he headed the Energy & Climate Division in Darmstadt (Germany) until 2010. Since 2000, he focused on international activities and projects on sustainable use of biomass, land, and resources. In 2012, he co-founded the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS) and works there as its Scientific Director.
He works mainly on EU and international levels as expert to FAO, GEF, IEA, UNEP and UNIDO, and contributes to the GBEP as Environment Subgroup Lead of the Sustainability Task Force. In 2019, he’ll Lead IEA Bioenergy Task 40 (Sustainable Bioenergy Deployment) and co-lead the new IEA Bioenergy Task 45 (Climate and sustainability effects of bioenergy within the broader bioeconomy).