Senior Research Advisor
Florian A. Schneider, PhD.
Florian is the Senior Research Advisor for Third Way’s Climate & Energy Program and the Carbon-Free Europe Initiative. In his role, Florian develops both immediate and sustained net-zero objectives and climate strategies that are informed by high-end model data and research. He uses his strong academic, sustainability, and climate background to serve as honest broker for stakeholders and policymakers in the US and Europe.
Florian’s career in climate science and policy began in Leipzig, Germany, where he studied meteorology and atmospheric science during his BS and MS. A job in affiliation with the European Space Agency to gather relevant climate data using satellites followed. Most recently Florian pursued his Ph.D. in Sustainability at Arizona State University studying sustainable and fair heat mitigation. His studies included the science-policy interface between academics, city officials, and the public. Throughout his career, Florian studied and worked in Germany, Norway, Hong Kong, and the US to understand different phenomena and systems. Florian is a reliable voice on topics around climate change, urban sustainability, sustainable development, the urban and Arctic climate, dust storms, extreme heat, energy systems, and energy transition.