Jan Dusik

Deputy Minister for
the Environment,
Czech Government

Jan Dusík was born in 1975 and studied first at the Law School of the Charles University in Prague and then at the University of Oxford (M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management). He started his professional career at the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, where he held increasingly responsible positions between 1998 and 2010. Between 2003 and 2004, he worked in the legal unit of the Directorate General for the Environment in the European Commission. Between 2006 and 2009 he served as the Deputy Minister of the Environment and from November 2009 until March 2010 he was the Minister of Environment of the Czech Republic. His main expertise was in the area of international affairs and legislative and legal matters, he led the environmental agenda of the first Czech EU presidency in 2009. Between 2011 and 2019 he worked in the United Nations Environment Programme in Geneva, first as the Regional Director for Europe and then as Principal Adviser for Strategic Engagement for the Arctic and Antarctic. Between 2020 and 2022 he served in World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Arctic Programme, lastly as its interim Director. Since 1 June 2022 he serves at the Ministry of the Environment as Deputy Minister in charge of Climate Protection Directorate. Jan Dusík has three children and in his free time enjoys trekking, biking and playing guitar.