Dr. Corinna Fischer

Project Lead Heat Transition in Buildings

Dr. Corinna Fischer is Project Lead Heat Transition in Buildings at Agora Energiewende since May 2023. With the "Buildings and Heat Networks" team, she works on energy-saving buildings, a climate-neutral heat supply, and resource-conserving construction in existing buildings.  As a social scientist, she is interested in the practical implementation of the heat transition in everyday life. To this end it is crucial to gain the support of stakeholders, municipalities and citizens.

From 2010 to 2023, Corinna Fischer worked at Öko-Institut e.V. on energy-efficient products and sustainable (energy) consumption, most recently as deputy head of the "Products and Material Flows" department.

From 2008-2010, she was a Policy Officer for energy-efficient products and standardisation at the Federation of German Consumer Organisations. Previously, she worked at the Environmental Policy Research Centre of the Free University of Berlin (now the Sustainability Research Centre), in scientific consulting and in political education on environmental and sustainability issues.

Corinna Fischer studied political science and psychology and graduated with a diploma in political science. She wrote her dissertation, published in 2002, at the Institute for Socialisation Research and Empirical Social Research at the University of Chemnitz on the topic of “Motives of East German Young People for Environmental Activism”.

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