Diana Reckien, Germany
Diana Reckien specializes at the interface of climate change governance and urban research with a focus on justice and equity. This includes the assessment of effectiveness and side-effects of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies as well as their interactions with social vulnerability, equity and justice, but also studying climate change migration, disaster preparedness, and other related topics. Diana is Coordinating Lead Author of the Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. She also co-led and co-leads parts of the Second and Third Assessment Report for Climate Change in Cities (ARC3.2). She serves on the Editorial Board of “Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews”. Diana has previously worked at Climate Analytics Berlin (DE), the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University (USA), and at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (DE). During parts of that time she also worked as Social Development Specialist for the Asian Development Bank.
Monica Salvia, Italy
Senior researcher, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis – National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IMAA)
Monica Salvia (M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, Ph.D.) has a strong background in energy systems analysis and models development and a solid experience in supporting local authorities on sustainable strategies for resource efficiency, climate change mitigation, smart cities and communities. Monica has proven experience in the management and evaluation of S&T projects. Her scientific activities have originated numerous papers appearing in international Journals and Conferences.
Marta Olazabal, Spain
Research Fellow, the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Head of the Adaptation Research Group
Marta has a background on Environmental Engineering (Bsc 2004, MSc 2009, School of Engineering of Bilbao) and a PhD on Land Economy (University of Cambridge, 2015). Her research focuses on urban sustainability and climate change governance, in transdisciplinar systems thinking and in approaches that bridge science and policy. She has undertaken international scientific stays in Germany (IÖR, Dresden – 2005), The Netherlands (IVAM, Amsterdam – 2006), United Kingdom (University of Newcastle – 2010, University of Southampton – 2018), Canada (McGill University – 2016) and Portugal (Universidade Nova, CENSE, May 2019). In 2011, she co-founded the Urban Resilience Research Network (URNet) which now groups more than 300 members. Applying both quantitative and qualitative methods, her current interests relate to urban climate governance, climate adaptation monitoring and evaluation, knowledge co-production and methods to assess urban resilience and sustainability.
Filomena Pietrapertosa, Italy
Senior researcher, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis – National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IMAA)
Filomena (M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, Ph.D.) has a background in energy systems analysis and models development with the MARKAL/TIMES model generators, a proven experience in supporting local authorities in the decision making process as well as in stakeholder awareness-raising strategies. Research activities are mainly focused on energy-environment nexus, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies at urban scale, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures.
Niki Artemis Spyridaki, Greece
Senior Energy Policy Expert, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Mario V Balzan, Malta
Senior Lecturer Applied Ecology, The Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology
Nataša Belšak Šel, Slovenia
Researcher and Project Manager, SCR Bistra Ptuj
Viera Baštáková, Slovakia
Environmental specialist and co-founder of 3E
Dr. Viera Baštáková is an environmental specialist and co-founder of 3E – Institute for Environmental Research and Education. Her research emphasizes topics in climate-smart actions and circular economy transition. She is particularly interested in building a resilient, inclusive, healthy and green urban environment. Viera graduated from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and obtained her PhD. at Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia. During her studies, she did internships at the University of Granada, Spain, and University of Copenhagen, Denmark; she worked at Slovak Academy of Sciences and was also involved in several volunteering activities focused on increasing of public awareness about environmental challenges.
Attila Buzási (Ph.D.), Hungary
Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Economics and Sustainability, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
He conducts researches regarding urban sustainability, climate adaptation, vulnerability assessment, and related concepts. Besides the urban-related topics, he conducted researches regarding various other sectors in terms of climate adaptation issues. Attila Buzási has numerous publications that have been released by international journals indexed by Scopus and Web of Science. His research activity had expanded to the theoretical and practical background of urban sustainability and resilience concepts since 2017, when he obtained his Ph.D. degree.
Jon Marco Church, France
Associate Professor and Consultant, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Cheryl de Boer, The Netherlands
Assistant Professor, University of Twente
Sonia de Gregorio Hurtado, Spain
Associate Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Peter Eckersley, Germany/ United Kingdom
Senior Research Fellow, Newcastle University & Research Associate, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space
Efren Feliu Torres, Spain
Climate Change Manager, Energy & Environment Division (Urban & Territorial Sustainability Area), TECNALIA Research & Innovation
Alexandros Flamos, Greece
Full Professor, University of Piraeus (UNIPI)
Dr. Alexandros Flamos is Full Professor at the University of Piraeus (UNIPI) and director of the Technoeconomics of Energy Systems Laboratory of UNIPI. He has a Degree on Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PhD in Decision Support Systems (DSS) applied in energy and environmental economics, planning & policy. He has held the position of scientific coordinator/ senior researcher in more than 40 European Commission (EC) and other internationally funded projects (H2020, DG RELEX, EACI, DG R&D, DG Energy, SFOE, European Investment Bank, EuropeAid etc.) in DSS, Energy Management & Planning and their applications for analyzing energy and environmental policy, security of energy supply, energy pricing competitiveness and the valuation of business models.
Paris A. Fokaides, Cyprus
Assistant Professor at Frederick University, Cyprus
Dr.-Ing. Paris A. Fokaides, is an Assistant Professor at Frederick University, Cyprus. Paris is actively involved in numerous research initiatives related to the decarbonization of the economy through the use of sustainable energy resources, as well as for the promotion of best practices for enhancing the sustainability of the built environment. His research focuses on the digitalization of the practices used for the energy and sustainability assessment of the built environment, both in building unit as well as in building complex scale. He has published numerous studies in the field of sustainable energy and sustainable built environment.
Paris is the academic supervisor of the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) at Frederick University, a group consisting of 10 FTE researchers. Since 2012, SERG implemented over 25 European and national funded research projects in the field of sustainable built environment. He has acted as consultant for the republic of Cyprus in the fields of Energy and Environment in numerous contracts related to the implementation of the European Acquis in Cyprus, as well as an expert for the European Commission (DG Research) for the evaluation of research projects in energy and sustainability related fields.
Aoife Foley, United Kingdom
Reader, Queen’s University Belfast & Editor in Chief at Elsevier & Member of Board of Directors, Sustainable NI
Johannes Flacke, the Netherlands
Assistant Professor Spatial Planning and Decision Support Systems, University of Enschede
Davide Geneletti, Italy
Associate Professor, University of Trento
Oliver Heidrich, United Kingdom
Senior Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newcastle University
Stelios Grafakos, Hungary
Principal Economist, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Stelios Grafakos is, in its current role, responsible for GGGI’s work on (macro)economic aspects of green growth, including the assessment of employment impacts of countries’ green growth strategies and low-carbon development plans. In addition, he is leading GGGI’s work on supporting governments to develop their Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) and enhance their National Determined Contributions (NDCs), with special focus on the economic analysis of climate actions, policies and decarbonization and climate resilient pathways. His research interest and experience lie towards the following fields: Environmental and Climate change Policy Analysis, Environmental and Climate Economics, Green employment, Climate change and Cities, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Planning, Long Term – Low Emission Development Strategies, NDC enhancement, Sustainability Evaluation, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Cost-effectiveness Analysis, Marginal Abatement (and adaptation) Cost Analysis, Input-Output analysis, Macroeconomic modelling, Decision Support Systems in Environmental and Climate Change field.
Byron Ioannou (Ph.D.), Cyprus
Associate professor at Frederick University
Byron Ioannou (Ph.D.) is an associate professor at Frederick University – Cyprus. He has also taught urban design, planning, and sustainable built environment in a number of universities of the Mediterranean region. He studied Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning at the National Technical University of Athens, he also holds a degree in Planning Law from Leeds Beckett University. He is an accredited expert on the built environment by several EU bodies, with a diverse portfolio of planning projects of different scales. His current research focuses on climate-sensitive planning, urban density, and sprawl, planning law, housing, social aspects of space, and inclusive spatial development.
Anna Krook-Riekkola, Sweden
Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology
Eliška Krkoška Lorencová (Ph.D.), Czech Republic
Researcher, CzechGlobe, Global Change Research Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Marko Matosovic, Croatia
Manager, PwC SEE Consulting
Kati Orru, Estonia
Researcher Sociology of Risk and Environment, University of Tartu
Hans Orru, Estonia
Researcher, University of Tartu
Ivan Paspaldzhiev, Bulgaria
Natural & Social Capital Lead, denkstatt Bulgaria
Klavdija Rižnar (Ph.D.), Slovenia
Researcher, Scientific research Centre Bistra Ptuj
Sofia Simoes, Portugal
Senior Researcher & Head of Resource Economics Unit, National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG)
Magdalena Smigaj, The Netherlands
Postdoctoral Researcher, Wageningen University & Research
Eva Streberova, Slovakia
Environment Specialist, Metropolitný inštitút Bratislava
Mária Szalmáné Csete, Hungary
Associate Professor and Vice-Dean for International Affairs at the BME Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (BME)
Dr. habil Mária SZALMÁNÉ CSETE is a habilitated Associate Professor and Vice-Dean for International Affairs at the BME Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Environmental Economics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). She holds an MSc degree in Engineering and Management (BME, 2004); MSc in Spatial and settlement development (BME, 2007); Master 3 degree in Regional- and urban development (Sorbonne-Paris IV, 2007); and obtained PhD in business and management in 2009 from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). Her fields of interest include environmental economics, sustainable regional and urban development perspectives, climate innovation, digitalization, sustainability management, mitigation and adaptation-oriented evaluations.
Maria participated or led several national and EU-funded research projects (Horizon 2020, Climate-KIC, FP7, ESPON, Interreg, Grundtvig, NKTH etc.). She also earned multiple recognition for her work, including the Faculty Research Award of BME GTK (2018, 2012), the UNKP Young Researcher Scholarship (2017-2018), the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) (2012-2015, 2020-2023) and the Ferenc Deák Scholarship (2008-2009). She is Board Member of the Hungarian IPCC Committee and a Member of the International Research Society for Sustainable Development (since 2011). She was the Secretary of the HAS Presidential Committee of Environmental Sciences and the Future Earth Subcommittee (2014-2020), and is a founding member of the HAS Regional Sciences Committee, Sustainable Regional Development Subcommittee.
Léa Tardieu (Ph.D), France
Researcher Environmental Economy, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)
Sergiu Vasilie, Romania
IT & Management Compliance Service Leader, denkstatt România
Vincent Viguié (Ph.D.), France
Climate Change Economist, Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Developpement (CIRED)
Vincent Viguié (Ph.D.) is a researcher in climate change economics at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, in the Centre International de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement, (CIRED). His research and writing explore environmental urban policies, and especially adaptation strategies to reduce our vulnerability to climate change impacts in cities. He has a strong interest in prospective modelling, and in understanding how various environmental concerns interact with each other, and with social issues. Vincent teaches courses on climate change and adaptation policies in Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Sciences Po Paris, regularly give lectures in Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie and Agroparistech, and like to communicate about climate policies.
Anja Wejs, Denmark
Special consultant, Region Midtjylland
Anja Wejs specializes in climate change planning and has a cross sectoral profile going across several planning areas: Municipal spatial planning, climate change planning, urban planning, environmental planning, rain and storm-water planning and strategic environmental assessment. In addition, she has technical experience in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) e.g. blue spot analyses of potential risk areas of flooding. With a background in research, Anja has done in depth analyses of climate change planning processes as well as the role of citizens in climate change adaptation. Furthermore, she has international experience from research collaborations and stays abroad.