About Paul Wittwer
Paul is passionate about Australia’s transformation to a zero emissions future. Addressing the climate emergency can build communities, create jobs, new industries and save our future.
Paul lives with his two teenage children on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. He studied economics at the University of South Australia and State University of New York. He worked his way through university with jobs in retail and hospitality so understands the challenges of supporting yourself as a student and living on a minimum wage.
After university he worked for the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Australia’s North West. He promoted employment and economic development in regional towns, some fuelled by the mining industry and others left behind. He understands how economies can be transformed and is excited to play a role in Australia’s transformation into a zero emissions economy.
More recently he has owned his own business in tourism and worked in natural area management. Paul understands the science of climate change and the policies needed to avert the crisis. Policies to reduce emissions, promote renewable energy and facilitate adaptation to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Best of all these policies will create employment, lower power costs and contribute to a better way of life for ourselves and future generations.