Petra Schwager - Chief – Climate and Technology Partnerships Division, Directorate on SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation - United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Petra Schwager


Chief – Climate and Technology Partnerships Division, Directorate on SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Petra Schwager is Chief of the Climate and Technology Partnership Division, Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

She has more than 20 years of experience in building-up global and national programmes for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. In this, she worked closely with governments, financial institutions, universities and industries in more than 40 countries in Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe Latin America.

In her current position at UNIDO, she develops and manages strategic partnerships and technical cooperation on climate and technology innovation. She heads UNIDO’s Global Programme for Green Hydrogen in industry to support net zero and economic transformation in developing and transition countries. She coordinates UNIDOs engagement at high-level climate related policy events like COP, G20. She develops new business and cooperation models to advance an inclusive energy transition that leaves no country behind.

She studied economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and environmental management at the University of London.


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