Summer Course Green Industry 2014 – Course Faculty

 

LÁSZLÓ PINTÉR
Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

image004Dr. Pintér has nearly two decades of experience working on sustainable development at the global scene with a wide range of international partners. Between 1994 and 2010 he worked for the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Canada, serving as the director of the Measurement and Assessment Program between 2003 and 2010. From 2000-2001 he was Practitioner Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, conducting research related to the effectiveness of integrated environmental assessment and reporting at the global level. He is Senior Fellow and Associate of IISD and was granted the title of Honorary Professor by Pannon University. He has su bstantive work experience with a wide range of international organizations such as the World Bank, the OECD, UNEP, UNDP, the GEF, and the China Council, and also with many Canadian provincial governments and consulting firms.
He was co-chair of the International Forum for Assessing Sustainability in Agriculture, helped initiate the Canadian Sustainability Indicators Network (CSIN), and lead the development of UNEP’s Integrated Environmental Assessment training program for sub-global audiences. He is currently contributing as an expert to the China Environment and Development Outlook of CCICED and serves as Coordinating Lead Author of the scenarios and transformative change chapter of the 5th UNEP Global Environment Outlook.

MICHELE CLARA
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Programme Coordinator, Development Policy, Statistics and Research Branch

image005Michele Clara has been serving as Industrial Development Officer in UNIDO since April 2000. He holds a Master Degree in Development Economics from the University of Cambridge (UK), where he also completed his PhD on the development of SME clusters.
Mr. Clara was involved in the design and implementation of value chain and cluster development initiatives in India, Pakistan, Iran and Vietnam. He is one of the authors of the UNIDO methodology on cluster development and he has acted as faculty in training programs for clusters brokers from Asia and Northern Africa in collaboration with the ILO, ADB, OECD and several UN Regional Commissions. Since May 2010, he coordinates the work of the Research and Policy Advice Group at UNIDO. He has been involved in the production of several research documents, including the UNIDO Industrial Report series. He is also responsible for the policy advice services that UNIDO provides to its Member States, both at the country and at the regional level.
JACEK CUKROWSKI
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Chief, UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development

Jacek Cukrowski provides leadership to all the activities of the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development and manages its operations. Before joining UNIDO he worked for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as an adviser and a team leader at Regional Center for Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States. Previously he was with the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Poland and earlier with the Economic Institute of Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. His academic background includes MSc in system engineering, PhD in computer science, and PhD and habilitation (i.e., a senior post-doctoral qualification) in economics. He has extensive teaching and research experience in international trade, development economics and macroeconomics. He is an author or co-author of numerous publications in refereed international journals and books and chapters in books. In 2009, in recognition of sustained professional and academic excellence he received the title of Professor conferred by the President of Poland upon a motion of the Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of the Republic of Poland.

HEINZ LEUENBERGER
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Director, Environmental Management Branch

image007Heinz Leuenberger is Director of the Environmental Management Branch (EMB) of UNIDO. EMB is responsible for activities related to resource efficient and cleaner production, waste, chemicals and water management and the reduction of mercury use in artisanal gold mining. The branch is further active in the area of sustainable management of large marine eco-systems, the implementation of measures related to the Stockholm Convention and assists municipalities and cities in methodologies and tools to improve the environmental performance of its industries.
Dr. Leuenberger coordinated the redesign and strengthening of the “Global joint UNIDO-UNEP Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production” programme and is currently involved in the design, formulation and implementation of the “Green Industry Initiative” of UNIDO. Furthermore, he is lecturing a post graduate course at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Prior to joining UNIDO, Heinz Leuenberger served as Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) for the Viet Nam Cleaner Production Centre, the Cleaner Production Programme of Lao PDR, and the Kingdom of Cambodia at the Hanoi University of Technology. From 1991 to 1999, he was Head of the Environmental Technology Institute (IFU) at the University of Applied Sciences in Muttenz, Switzerland and lectured in a postgraduate course on environmental technology and management. Heinz Leuenberger holds a Master in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry, both from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

MARKUS WOLF
University of Applied Sciences, Muttenz, Switzerland
Professor, Institute for Ecopreneurship

image008Markus Wolf is professor for Ecology and Sustainable Resource Management and Director of the Master of Advanced Studies program in Environmental Technology and Management at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

PETRA SCHWAGER
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Cleaner Production Coordinator, Environmental Management Branch

image009Petra Schwager is an Industrial Development Officer in the Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit of the Environmental Management Branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Building-up UNIDO’s global Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Programme which currently includes 50 countries is the focus of Petra Schwager’s work.
She has managed National Cleaner Production Centres and Programmes in more 20 countries and developed UNIDO’s Regional Cleaner Production Network for Latin America. In 2004 she initiated UNIDO’s Global Chemical Leasing activities to bring forward sound chemicals management in industry. Fostering Public-Private Partnerships and encouraging innovative approaches to RECP financing and RECP up-scaling as well as promoting Green Industry in developing and transition countries are additional fields of her work.
She studied Economics at the Vienna University of Business Administration and Social Sciences and Environmental Management at the University of London.

PRADEEP MONGA
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Director, Energy and Climate Change Branch

image010Dr. Pradeep Monga leads the energy and development related work at UNIDO. Dr. Monga is a world expert in the field of energy policy planning, energy technologies and financing mechanisms with over 30 years of working experience. His present responsibilities include giving developing countries strategic advice on energy policy issues, the super vision of networks of energy technology centres, and the coordination with UN Energy members on energy and climate issues. Before UNIDO, Dr. Monga has worked for UNDP India for 5 years and has been a consultant with the World Bank, World Resource Institute in Washington DC and the FAO in Rome. Dr. Monga is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS 1980 batch) officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre in India. (Ranking tenth in the IAS national entrance exam.)
Dr. Monga has presented several technical papers in over 40 international seminars/workshops and has co-authored three books. In addition, Dr. Monga holds a certificate in Advanced Organisational Management from Harvard Business School. He is both a Fulbright and Humphrey fellow.

FERENC GONDI
BGT Hungaria
Operations Manager, BGT Hungaria Kft.

image011Mr. Gondi is a senior geologist with more than twenty years of experience in environmental consulting. He is serving as the operations manager of BGT Hungaria Kft., a company specialized in environmental consulting. Besides coordinating the overall operation of the company, his core skills include extensive experience in large scale contaminated industrial land management, regulatory negotiating as well as leading investigation-remediation projects. He is a specialist in human and environmental risk assessment. His professional experience includes the remedial investigation, risk assessment and risk based decision support at dozens of large scale industrial megasites. Having both the experience and a qualification in environmental law, he has the unique opportunity to combine technical aspects and legal compliance requirements when developing and negotiating the solutions at a contaminated land management issue.
As an associate professor he has been teaching environmental geology at the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest since 1995. Before joining his present position Mr. Gondi was a research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Science, conducting environmental geochemistry research projects. As part of his ongoing assignment in research, at present he holds the position of secretary of the Subcommittee for Environmental Geochemistry, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

ZOLTAN ILLES
Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

image012In addition to his role as Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy of the CEU, Dr. Zoltan Illes is Hungary’s state secretary of environmental protection, nature conservation and water management. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Gödöllõ University of Agricultural Sciences, and a Lecturer on Environmental Management and Policy at the University of Horticulture and Food Industry in Budapest. Following his postdoctoral association at Yale University (1987-1989), Dr. Illes held the position of Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director of the Hungarian Institute for Environmental Management. He then went on to be the Deputy Secretary of State at the Hungarian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, and the Senior Advisor to the Ambassador of the European Union in Hungary on environmental protection. Dr. Illes is also the director of the Hungarian Environmental Management Training Centre, and is a former lecturer at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Zoltan Illes holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and an MSc in Chemical Engineering, and is both a Fullbright Scholar and a Humphrey Fellow. His research at the CEU focuses on environmental and energy studies.

FRANK O’CONNOR
Ecodesign Center, Cardiff, UK
Founding Director anois

image013Since 1988 Frank has worked in, or as a specialist advisor to, industry, government, education and the third sector, working on design and sustainability projects in over 20 countries, across Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas. Frank’s qualifications include a Post-Graduate Certificate in Management, Masters in Advanced Manufacturing and a PhD in Ecodesign. Frank founded the award winning Ecodesign Centre (EDC) in 2006, which he led until November 2013. He is currently setting up his new organization called anois, which focuses on the people and organizational aspects of designing for sustainability. Frank has been delivering lectures, workshops and talks internationally since the mid-90s.

RENE VAN BERKEL
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Unit Chief, Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit

image014Rene van Berkel is Chief of the Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the specialized UN agency mandated to support industrialization in developing countries. In his present capacity, Mr. Van Berkel works with a global network of cleaner production centres and other service providers to support the implementation of resource efficient and cleaner production in particular in small and medium enterprises in developing and transition countries.
Prior to joining UNIDO in 2008, Mr. Van Berkel held various academic positions in Japan, Australia and The Netherlands. He has over 20 years of experience as consultant, trainer and researcher on cleaner production, eco-efficiency, industrial symbiosis and corporate sustainability. Mr. Van Berkel is an environmental scientist by education and holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

EDWARD CLARENCE-SMITH
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
UNIDO Representative & Director of the Regional Office in China

image015Edward Clarence-Smith has been the UNIDO Representative to China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea since 2009. Previously, he was the Global Environment Facilities Coordinator, before which he worked at the Cleaner Production Unit of UNIDO’s Environmental Management Branch. From 1991-1998, he was head of Italian operations at Dames & Moore International, an international environmental consultancy company specializing in environmental due diligence and auditing, as well as groundwater remediation. Mr. Clarence-Smith has also worked at the US Natural Resources Defense Council, focusing on pollution prevention, hazardous waste management and the ‘right-to-know’. Prior to this, he focused on chemicals management at the Environment Directorate of the OECD and the Joint Research Centre of the EU. Mr. Clarence-Smith has also worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency, focusing on the control of Chlorofluorocarbons.
Mr. Clarence-Smith holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Edinburgh University and an SM in the same from MIT. He also holds an Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering from MIT.

MUGE DOLUN
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Industrial Development Officer, Compliance Infrastructure Unit in Trade Capacity Development Branch

image016Ms. Muge Dolun is an Industrial Development Officer at the Compliance Infrastructure Unit in Trade Capacity Building Branch, Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division, UNIDO. She manages projects related to SMTQ infrastructure upgrading mostly covering Eastern and Southern Africa. Previously she worked as part of the team of authors of UNIDOs flagship publication, Industrial Development Report, having experience working with various development and trade related think tanks such as Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD).
Ms. Dolun holds a Master in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in Environmental Studies.

FRANZ BRUGGER
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Knowledge Management Expert, UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development

image017Since 2012, Mr. Brugger works as a knowledge management expert with the UNIDO Institute. He is involved in all of the Institute’s training activities from content preparation to facilitating class exercises. Previously, he worked with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in New York, the International Press Institute in Vienna and the European Commission.
Mr. Brugger holds a Master in philosophy from Vienna University and a Master in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

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