The Delivery Team
AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND POLICY EXPERT
Dr Clark has 35 years of professional experience in the environment and human resources development. Dr Clark's technical background is in atmospheric sciences, and his speciality is air quality assessment and policy, including air pollution monitoring, dispersion modelling, abatement measures, urban air quality planning, policy analysis and legislation.
Douglas Clark is experienced in the development of urban air quality action plans, to meet EU requirements in areas where air quality levels exceed limit values. His work has included emission inventories, identification of abatement strategies, establishing management task forces and holding stakeholder workshops, training of participants, forecasting actual air quality benefits through dispersion modelling, preparing action plans, and formulating project proposals and terms of reference to implement the actions. His experience developing national air quality legislation and strategies includes Roumania and Bhutan.
AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, EMISSION REDUCTION PLANS EXPERT
Aiga Kāla holds M.Sc in Environmental Science and possesses over 20 years of professional experience in various fields of environmental policy development, legislation drafting, particularly in the area of air quality management and EIA system.
She has vast experience in provision of technical assistance for improvement of institutional systems and capacity for enforcement of environmental policies, regulations, and standards, training of civil servants and experts in EU accession and neighbourhood countries. Aiga has also extensive experience in drafting air quality improvement/ emission reduction plans and programmes. Ms Kala has excellent leadership skills proven by considerable number of successfully managed international and interdisciplinary projects requiring coordination of various stakeholders and expert teams.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, ECONOMY, AND IMPACTS OF ENERGY
AND TRANSPORT EXPERT
Mr. Vladislav Bízek (61) is a MS and PhD graduate of Prague Institute of Chemical Technology (1978, 1982). Between 2000 and 2002, he passed through executive management trainings at Nyenrode University (The Netherlands) and University of Rochester (USA). After ten years of research in Chemical Engineering (liquid-liquid extraction) at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, he had been invited to the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic in 1992 to become the head of Research and Development Unit and afterwards director of Environmental Project Department. In 1993, he had been appointed Deputy Minister of Environment of the Czech Republic and stayed in this position till 1998. Between 1999 and 2007, he was Managing Director of the Czech office of the Dutch based engineering and consulting company DHV. Since 2008 till present, he is a free-lance international environmental consultant. He took part in execution of more than one hundred environmental projects both in the Czech Republic and abroad (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkmenistan and Ukraine). His professional interests include air quality assessment and management, climate change issues, environmental policy, environmental economy, environmental reporting, environmental and sustainability indicators and the assessment of environmental impacts of energy and transport. From 2008 to 2012 he used to be a member of Advisory Group on Environment under DG Research and Innovation.
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS EXPERT
Dr Sergei Skokov has a PhD in Environmental Economics and Resource Management, and over 20 years of professional experience in environmental management, policy/strategy design and implementation, programming, M&E and evaluation, strategic planning, project management, institutional strengthening and capacity building.
His sectoral expertise encompasses air pollution, green economy, renewable energy schemes, energy efficiency and energy conservation, sustainable consumption and production, wastewater and solid waste management and climate change. He has extensive knowledge of EU environmental horizontal and sectoral legislation, proven experience in implementation of the EU environmental acquis in pre-accession and accession countries, and hands–on experience in environmental resources management.