Jan Dusik

Principal Adviser for Strategic Engagement for the Arctic and Antarctic at UN Environment

Jan Dusik has been recently appointed as the Principal Adviser for Strategic Engagement for the Arctic and Antarctic at UN Environment. Mr. Dusik has been active in international environmental relations for two decades. He has been heading UN Environment’s Europe Office since joining the organisation in summer 2011. Prior to joining UN Environment, Mr. Dusik worked with the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic on managing accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union, coordinated international activities including served as Head of the Delegation of the Czech Republic to numerous meetings of multilateral conventions and international organizations. He was also in charge of the environmental portfolio of the 2009 Czech EU presidency. In 2009-2010 he served as Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic in the care-taker government. Previously, Mr. Dusik also worked in the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission in Brussels, handling cases of infringements of EC environmental legislation. Mr. Dusik holds a Doctor of Law degree from the Charles University in Prague, and a Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.

Session I: State of the Arctic

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