EnergyREV LEAD for New Tools and Framework
Dr. Walter Wehrmeyer is Reader at the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Surrey, with over 20 years of experience developing sustainable development strategies of public and private organisations, including design of stakeholder engagement and policy deliberation. He is a trained facilitator, having designed engagement and risk communication strategies for the public and private sector. As such he has been involved with relevant grants from EPSRC, EU & national governments worth over £3m, covering topics such as risk communication on contaminated land, Measuring Environmental Performance across European Industry developing sustainability indicators for industry, foresighting and backcasting for long-term sustainable pathways and fighting organised crime through better engagement strategies. A particular project to highlight here was CRISP, CReating Innovative Sustainability Pathways ‘using’ A-Level students from 6 European Countries to develop visions of sustainable low carbon lifestyles and pathways to pursue these including upscaling and revolutionising energy systems. It showed that people who will live in the envisaged sustainable futures should and can have a role in shaping what these futures will be.