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Meelis Münt

Meelis Münt

The Secretary General of the Ministry of the Environment since 21 June 2018

Meelis Münt has been working at the Ministry of the Environment since 2008. In 2010–2012, he lead the work of the Climate and Radiation Department, and from 2012, he has been the Deputy Secretary General of Climate and Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of the Environment.

Münt has been responsible for the preparation and implementation of policies that help to ease and adapt to climate change, the policy of radiation protection, and the policy of ambient air protection, as well as organizing the Ministry’s activity in the decision-making process of the European Union and international cooperation.

Münt was the leading force in climate issues during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and thanks to his initiative, an agreement was reached concerning the principles of climate policy of the European Union for the next decade. For this work, the President of Estonia awarded him the Order of the White Star, 4th Class.

Meelis Münt has graduated from the Tallinn University of Technology in the field of Transport Technology.