Dr. Corinna Fischer is Project Lead Heat Transition in Buildings at Agora Energiewende since 2023. As a member of the "Buildings and Heat Networks" team, she is committed to energy-saving buildings and a climate-neutral heat supply. Previously, she worked at Öko-Institut e.V. since 2010 on topics related to energy-efficient products and sustainable (energy) consumption, most recently as Deputy Head of the "Sustainable Products and Material Flows" department.
From 2008-2010, Corinna Fischer was a Policy Officer for energy-efficient products and standardisation at the Federation of German Consumer Organisations. Between 2002 and 2008, she was a Researcher at the Environmental Policy Research Unit of the Free University of Berlin (now the Sustainability Research Centre) in the research group "Transformation and Innovation in Power Systems" (TIPS). In this function, she investigated the role of consumers in the transformation of the power system. Since 1995, she has worked as a Researcher on sustainable consumption at the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden and as a freelancer in political consultancy, political education, training and advising youth and environmental groups on environmental and sustainability issues.
Corinna Fischer studied political science and psychology, graduating with a degree 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".