Jessica Weir is a Research Analyst in the field of energy efficiency. Her focus is on development projects and financing mechanisms, particularly in the fields of sustainable housing and energy efficient buildings. Based on her in-depth knowledge of climate and energy economics and policy as well as her broad communication skills, she develops recommendations for action, creates professional networks for various stakeholders and communicates the results of her work in the form of reports and studies.
Jessica’s previous experience includes writing reports for organisations such as the United Nations Global Compact, which promotes the implementation of the SDGs in business practices, presenting at local eco-focused events, and peer reviewing programs for the Greenbuild Europe conference presented by the USGBC. Jessica gained professional experience in both Canada and Germany through various positions held in the fields of environmental assessment, operations and project management.
While completing her master's degree in Environmental Planning at Technische Universität Berlin, Jessica focused on environmental & landscape economics, German, European & international environmental policy, and sustainable development, while studying German as a foreign language. Her thesis work focused on using financial mechanisms - specifically eco-taxes - to improve the sustainability and energy efficiency in Berlin’s tourism sector. In addition to her degrees, Jessica completed a certificate programme in Environmental Citizenship to enhance her knowledge of environmental changes, their global impact and how to contribute to environmental sustainability.