Jan Dusík serves at the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic as Deputy Minister in charge of Climate Protection Directorate, since 1 June 2022.
Prior to this, he was also the Lead Specialist on Sustainable Development for the Arctic Programme at WWF and coordinates the organization’s work across the Arctic on sustainability issues. Jan has devoted his career to the environment, climate change and sustainability. Most recently, he served as UNEP’s Principal Adviser for the Arctic and as a representative to the Arctic Council in 2018 and 2019. He has worked for the government of the Czech Republic, the European Union and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Jan has always advocated for the environment to be on equal footing with economic and social considerations in decision-making. With an educational background in law and environmental change, he looks for ways to balance the need for continuity with disrupting unsustainable, business-as-usual approaches and pursuing innovative solutions.