Dr. Eric Martinot is an internationally recognized scholar and teacher on renewable energy. He is lead author and research director emeritus of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report, an annual synthesis of the state of renewable energy worldwide. He serves as senior research director with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Japan, teaching fellow at Victoria University of Wellington, and senior visiting scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is also chair of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE). He was formerly a senior energy specialist with the World Bank and is author of 70 publications on sustainable energy. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.