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As stipulated in article 11 of the Convention, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe provides the secretariat for the Executive Body of the Convention. It does so within the ECE Environment Division:

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Environment Division
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Palais des Nations, 8-14, avenue de la Paix

CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

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NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS

CountryFocal Point
Albania                        Ms. Laureta DIBRA
Head of the Sector for Policies and Strategies on Energy and Industry
Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy
Emin Harizaj, no.20
Tirana, Albania
Phone : +355 69 204 0456
@: Laureta.Dibra@infrastruktura.gov.al
ArmeniaMs. Gayane SHAHNAZARYAN
Deputy Director 
Environmental Monitoring and Information Center
Ministry of Nature Protection
Komitas str. 29/1
0012 Yerevan, Armenia
Phone : +37 410 27 20 07
@gayane_shahnazaryan@yahoo.com
@shahnazaryangayane@gmail.com
AustriaMr. Thomas PARIZEK
Policy Advisor 
Directorate I/1 - Plant-related Environmental Protection
Environmental Assessment & Air Pollution Control
Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism
Stubenbastei 5
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone : +43 1  711 00 611227
@: thomas.parizek@bmnt.gv.at
Ms. Katharina ISEPP
Policy Advisor 
Directorate I/1 - Plant-related Environmental Protection
Environmental Assessment & Air Pollution Control
Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism
Stubenbastei 5
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone : +43 1 711 00 611722
@: katharina.isepp@bmnt.gv.at
AzerbaijanMr. Faig MUTALLIMOV
Adviser of International Cooperation Division 
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources
100 A Bahram Aghayev Street
1073 Baku, Azerbaijan
Phone : +994 12 538 85 13
Fax : +994 12 492 59 07
@: faig.mutallimov@eco.gov.az, int.cooperation@eco.gov.az
BelarusMs. Aksana YUCHKOVICH
Consultant
Department for the Regulation of Impact on Atmospheric Air, Climate Change and Expertise
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
10 Kollektornaya St.
220048 Minsk, Belarus
Phone: +375 29 609 75 03
@: oksana_y@tut.by
BelgiumMr. David KNIGHT
Policy Advisor Air Pollution
Environmental Department Flemish Region
Koning Albert II-laan 20
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 553 11 34
Mobile: +32 499 942 841
Fax: +32 2 553 11 45
@: david.knight@lne.vlaanderen.be
Bosnia and HerzegovinaNone provided.
BulgariaMr. Ivan ANGELOV
Director
Air Quality Directorate
Ministry of Environment and Water
22, Maria Luisa Blvd
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 2 940 63 05
@: angelov@moew.government.bg
CanadaMs. Jennifer KERR
Manager, Air Emissions Priorities
Environment and Climate Change Canada
19036-351 St. Joseph Blvd
K1A 0E3 Gatineau, Canada
Phone: +1 819 420 7758
Fax: +1 819 953 7962
@: jennifer.kerr2@canada.ca
CroatiaMs. Sandra KRMPOTIC
Senior Advisor - Specialist
Directorate for climate activities, sustainable development  and  protection of air and soil and from light pollution
Ministry of Environmental and Energy
Radnicka cesta 80/3
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 1 3717 237
Fax: +385 1 3717 135
@: sandra.krmpotic@mzoe.hr
Cyprus

Mr. Chrysanthos Savvides
Labour Inspection Officer
Air Quality Section, Department of Labour Inspection,
Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance
12 Apelli Str.,
1493 Nicosia, Cyprus 
Phone: +357 2240 5640
Mobile: +357 99 405 803
Fax: +357 2266 3788
@: csavvides@dli.mlsi.gov.cy

Czech RepublicMr. Pavel GADAS
Air Protection Department
Ministry of the Environment
Vrsovicka 65
110 10 Prague, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 267 122 266
Fax: +420 267 122 266
@: pavel.gadas@mzp.cz
DenmarkMr. Carsten Moberg LARSEN
Deputy Head of Department
Danish EPA
Strandgade 29
1401 Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: +45 25441203
@: cml@mst.dk
EstoniaMs. Heidi KOGER 
Head of the Ambient Air and Radiation Department 
Ministry of the Environment
Narva mnt 7a
15172 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 62 62 976
@: heidi.koger@envir.ee
FinlandMs. Tarja LAHTINEN
Ministerial Adviser
Air Pollution
Ministry of the Environment
P.O. Box 35
00023 Government, Finland
Phone: +358 295 250 149
Mobile: +358 503 622 068
@: tarja.lahtinen@ym.fi
FranceMs. Marie-Pierre MEGANCK
Chef cellule internationale
Ministère de l'Ecologie du développement durable et de l'énergie
Arche de la Défense Paroi Nord
92055 La Défense Cedex, France
Phone: +33 1 40 81 86 38
@: Marie-Pierre.MEGANCK@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
GeorgiaMs. Ketevan KORDZAKHIA
Head of Service
Air Protection Service
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection
6 Gulua St.
0114 Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: +995 32 2 727 228
Mobile: +995 91 913 131
Fax: +995 32 2 727 228
@: keti_kordzakhia@caucasus.net
GermanyMr. Till SPRANGER
Senior Government Advisor
Regional Air Pollution Division
Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature conservation and Nuclear Safety
Stresemannstr. 128-130
10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 18 305 2437
@: till.spranger@bmu.bund.de
GreeceMr. Nikos MANALIS
Director
Control of Air Pollution and Noise Directorate
Ministry for the Environment
Patision Street 147
Athens, Greece
Phone: +30210 8652 493
Fax: +30210 8646 939
@: n.manalis@ypeka.gr
HungaryMs. Judit VARGA
Counsellor
Ministry of Agriculture
Kossuth tér 11
1055 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +361 7952457
@: judit.varga@am.gov.hu
IcelandMs. Sigurbjorg SAEMUNDSDOTTIR
Office of Sustainable Development and International Affairs
Ministry for the Environment
Skuggasundi 1
150 Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone: +354 545 8600
Fax: +354 562 4566
@: Sigurbjorg.saemundsdottir@uar.is
IrelandMr. Micheal YOUNG
Scientific Adviser
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Custom House
Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 888 2389
Mobile: +353 87 260 9704
Fax: +353 1 888 2014
@: micheal.young@environ.ie
ItalyMs. Cristina LEONARDI
Expert on Air Quality
National Council of Research 
Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea
via Cristoforo Colombo 44
00147 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 5722 5040
@: leonardi.cristina@minambiente.it
KazakhstanMs. Aliya SHALABEKOVA
Director
Department of Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development 
Ministry of Energy
19A Kabanbay Batyr St
010000 Astana, Kazakhstan
Phone: +7 7172 740 198
@: a.shalabekova@energo.gov.kz
Ms. Zhannetta NURDAULETOVA
Head of Metrological and Analytical State Control Division
Committee of Ecological Regulation and Control 
Ministry of Energy
Mangilik el ave. 8
010000 Astana, Kazakhstan
Phone: +7 717 274 0041
@: z.nurdauletova@energo.gov.kz
KyrgyzstanMr. Sabir ATADJANOV
Director
State Agency for Environment Protection and Forestry
228 Toktogul str.
720001 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Phone: +996 312 35 27 27
Fax: + 996 312 35 31 02
@: min-eco@elcat.kg, envforest@elcat.kg
LatviaMs. Ieva GRIKE
Senior Expert
Environmental Prevention Division
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
Peldu iela 25
1494 Riga, Latvia
Phone: +371 6702 6509
@: ieva.grike@varam.gov.lv
LiechtensteinMr. Andreas GSTÖHL
Head of Division of Environmental Protection 
Office of Environment
Gerberweg 5
9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Phone: +423 236 61 86
@: andreas.gstoehl@llv.li
Ms. Heike SUMMER
Head of Bureau of International Affairs and Climate 
Office of Environment
Gerberweg 5
9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Phone: +423 236 61 96
@: heike.summer@llv.li
LithuaniaMr. Mindaugas GUDAS
Director of Department
Environmental Protection Agency
A. Juozapaviciaus St. 9
09311 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 706 62014
Mobile: +370 685 43281
Fax: +370 706 62000
@: m.gudas@aaa.am.lt
LuxembourgMr. Paul RASQUE
Attaché de Gouvernement
Département de l'Environnement
Ministère du Développement Durable et des Infrastructures
4 Place de l'Europe
1499 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Phone: +352 247 868 18
Fax: +352 247 868 35
@: paul.rasque@mev.etat.lu
MaltaMr. Kevin MERCIECA
Deputy Director - Environment and Resources
Environment and Resources Authority
Spencer Hill
MARSA MRS 1441, Malta
Phone: +356 2292 3520
@: kevin.mercieca@era.org.mt
@: contact.air@era.org.mt
Monaco

Mr. Philippe ANTOGNELLI
Chef de Section
Direction de l'Environnement
3 avenue de Fontvieille
9800 Monaco
Phone: +377 98 98 46 80
Fax: +377 92 25 18 91
@: pantognelli@gouv.mc

MontenegroMs. Olivera KUJUNDZIC
Directorate for Environmental Climate Change
Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism
IV Proleterske brigade 19
81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
Phone: +382 20 446 235
Fax: +382 20 446 215
@: olivera.kujundzic@mrt.gov.me
NetherlandsMr. Bart VAN BOLHUIS
Director for International Affairs
Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Plesmanweg 1-6
2597 JG Den Haag, Netherlands
Phone: +31 70 456 1939
@: bart.van.bolhuis@minienm.nl, Postbus.secretariaatiz@minienm.nl
NorwayMs. Eli Marie ASEN
Senior Adviser
Ministry of the Environment
P.O. Box 8013 Dep.
0030 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 2224 6022
Mobile: +4797043965
Fax: +47 2224 9563
@:  ema@kld.dep.no
PolandMs. Emilia KONOPKA-GORNA
Senior Specialist
Department of Air Protection and Climate
Ministry of the Environment
52/54 Wawelska St.
00-922 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 36 92 872
Fax: +48 22 36 92 217
@: emilia.konopka-gorna@mos.gov.pl
PortugalMs. Filomena BOAVIDA
Head of Department
Climate Change, Air and Noise
Portuguese Environment Agency
Rua da Murgueira 9/9A, Zambujal Ap. 7585
2611-865 Amadora, Portugal
Phone: +351 214 72 8382
Fax: +351 214 71 90 74
@: filomena.boavida@apambiente.pt
Republic of MoldovaMs. Veronica LOPOTENCO
Head of Air and Climate Change Unit
Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment
9, Constantin Tanase str.
2005 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phone: +373 22 204 521
Fax: +373 22 220 748
@: veronica.lopotenco@madrm.gov.md
Republic of North MacedoniaMs. Aleksandra NESTOROVSKA-KRSTESKA
Advisor
Macedonian Environmental Information Centre
Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning
Plostad Presveta Bogorodica num 3
1000 Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Phone: +389 3252 516
@: A.krsteska@moepp.gov.mk, anenestor@yahoo.com
RomaniaMs. Dorina MOCANU
General Director
Impact Assessment and Pollution Control General Department 
Ministry of Environment 
12 Libertatii Blvd, 5 District 
040129 Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +40 21 408 9530
@: dorina.mocanu@mmediu.ro
Ms. Felicia IOANA
Head of Unit Pollution Control and Air Protection Unit
Impact Assessment and Pollution Control General Directorate 
Ministry of Environment 
12 Libertatii Blvd, 5 District 
040129 Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +40 21 408 9595
@: felicia.ioana@mmediu.ro
Russian FederationMr. Sergey VASILIEV
Counsellor
Department of International Cooperation
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment 
4/6, ul. B. Gruzinskaya
123995 Moscow, Russian Federation
Phone: +7 499 766 26 61
Fax: +7 495 254 82 83
@: svas@mnr.gov.ru
SerbiaMs. Jasmina ĆURČIĆ
Advisor for jobs related to the long-range transboundary air pollution
Air and Ozone Layer Protection Department
Ministry of Environmental Protection
Omladinskih brigada 1
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 11 2856 535
@:  jasmina.curcic@ekologija.gov.rs
SlovakiaMs. Zuzana KOCUNOVÁ
Head of Department of Air Protection
Ministry of Environment
Namestie L'udovita Stura 1
81235 Bratislava, Slovakia
Phone: +421 908 901 082
@: zuzana.kocunova@enviro.gov.sk
Mr. Levente MOLNÁR
Principal State Advisor
Section of Climate Change and Air Protection
Ministry of Environment
Namestie L'udovita Stura 1
81235 Bratislava, Slovakia
Phone: +421 918 167 933
@: levente.molnar@enviro.gov.sk
SloveniaMs. Alenka FRITZEL
Univ.dipl.fizik
Environment and Climate Change Division
Ministry of Agriculture and Environment
Dunajska cesta 22
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 478 7105
Fax: +386 1 478 90 21
@: alenka.fritzel@gov.si
SpainMs. Natalia ALONSO SOPENA
Jefa de área de la Subdirección General de Calidad del Aire y Medio Ambiente Industrial
Dirección general de Biodiversidad y Calidad Ambiental 
Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica
Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz
28071 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 91 597 57 44 
@: nalonso@miteco.es
Ms. Maj-Britt LARKA ABELLAN
Subdirectora General de Calidad del Aire y Medio Ambiente Industrial
Dirección general de Biodiversidad y Calidad Ambiental 
Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica
Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz
28071 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 91 597 60 19 
@: mblarka@miteco.es
SwedenMs. Petra Hagström
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Valhallavägen 195
10648 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 10 698 12 84
@: petra.hagstrom@naturvardsverket.se
SwitzerlandMr. Richard BALLAMAN
Head of Section, Air Quality Management
Air Pollution Control and Chemicals Division
Federal Office for the Environment
3003 Bern, Switzerland
Phone: +41 31 322 64 96
Mobile: +41 79 877 54 59
Fax: +41 31 324 01 37
@: richard.ballaman@bafu.admin.ch
TurkeyMr. Sebahattin DOKMECI
Expert
Ministry of Environment and Urbanization
Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Cad. 1271 Sokak No. 13 Balgat
Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90 312 586 3053
Fax: +90 312 474 0335
@: sebahattin.dokmeci@csb.gov.tr
UkraineNational Focal Point to be provided. 
May contact:
Ms. Liliia KOZAK
Chief Specialist
Division for Air Protection and Department of licensing and regulatory policy
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources
35, Mytropolyta Vasylia Lypkivskogo Street
03035 Kiev, Ukraine
Phone: +38 44 206 31 30
Fax: +38 44 206 31 30
@: kozak@menr.gov.ua
or
Ms. Nataliia PAVLENKO
Chief Specialist
Division of Air Protection
Ministry of Ecology and natural Resources
35 str. Metropolitan V. Lypkivsky, 35
03035 Kiev, UKRAINE
Phone: +38 44 206 31 30
Fax: +38 44 206 3130
@: n.Pavlenko@menr.gov.ua, pavlenkonata15@ukr.net
United KingdomMs. Donna YATES
Head of the UK Delegation, Head of EU and
International Air Quality
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street
SW1P 4DF London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 2080 263054
@: donna.yates@defra.gov.uk
Ms. Viana IANCU 
Policy Advisor - EU and International Air Quality Team
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street
SW1P 4DF London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 208 225 7874
@: viana.iancu@defra.gov.uk
United States of America  Mr. Andrew CLARK
Acting Division Chief for Chemicals, Air Quality and Waste
Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues
Bureau of Oceans and International, Environmental and Scientific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
2201 C St., N.W. 20520, United States of America
Phone: +1202 647 4819
@: ClarkAD@state.gov
Ms. Elizabeth NICHOLS
Science and Technology Fellow
Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues
Bureau of Oceans and International, Environmental and Scientific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
2201 C St., N.W. 20520, United States of America
Phone: +1202 647 3819
@: NicholsES@state.gov
UzbekistanMs. Naila RUSTAMOVA
Deputy Head of Atmospheric Air Department
State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection
2a, Tuytepa Street
100047 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Phone: +998 71 207 07 70 ext. 1009#
@: atmosphere@uznature.uz; naila.rustamova@eco.gov.uz; d.khamidova.a@uznature.uz; international.uznature@gmail.com
European UnionMs. Susanne LINDAHL
Policy Officer
European Commission - DG Environment
Unit C3 - Clean air, BU 9 - 04/23
1049 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 29 95089
@: susanne.lindahl@ec.europa.eu