Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter
Senior Climate Policy Adviser, Climate Analytics
With a PhD in Physics, Dr. Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter has been working at the interface of science and climate and energy policy for more than twenty years. She is a Senior Climate Policy Adviser with Climate Analytics, based in Perth, Western Australia where she is leading projects focusing on energy transition in the Asia-Pacific. She also is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Murdoch University in Perth, where she leads a project under the Australian-German Energy Transition Research Hub focusing on opportunities for South-East Asia to transition to renewable energy, as well as developing the Western Australian Hub Node.
Before coming to Western Australia, she worked for the German Federal Environment Ministry as Head of Unit where she was responsible for the development of climate plans and programmes including the Climate Action Plan 2050 – the German Long-Term Strategy delivered to the UNFCCC in 2016. Earlier, she led the German Delegation to the IPCC during the Fourth Assessment Report Cycle, and was part of the EU negotiation team to the UNFCCC. Before joining the Environment Ministry, she contributed to land mark reports on international climate and energy policy working for the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).