Principal Adviser for Strategic Engagement for the Arctic and Antarctic at UN Environment
Jan Dusík has joined the United Nations Environment Programme in 2011, heading the European regional office of UN Environment in Geneva. Since January 2018 he is the Principal Adviser for Strategic Engagement for the Arctic and Antarctic; he represents UN Environment in the Arctic Council (as observer). Prior to joining the UN, Jan was working for the Czech Government between 1998 and 2010, dealing with the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union, pursuing environmental legislation and policies, and presiding the European Union in the environmental field; he was the Czech Minister of Environment between 2009-2010, including during the Copenhagen Climate Conference. In 2003-2004 he also worked for the European Commission – Directorate General for the Environment in Brussels. Jan has studied Law in the Charles University in Prague and the M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management in the University of Oxford.