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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. Rovena AGALLIU
Specialist on Air Quality
Directorate of Environmental Policies and Development
of Strategies
Ministry of Tourism and Environment
Dëshmorët e Kombit Blvd. Nr. 1 
1001 Tirana, Albania
Phone : +355 695 693 240
@: Rovena.Agalliu@turizmi.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
Directorate-General I - Environment and Water Management
Unite I/1 Plant related Protection
Environmental Assessment & Air Pollution Control
Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism
Stubenbastei 5
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone : +43 1  71100 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
BelarusMr. Aliaksandr Korbut
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
10 Kollektornaya St.
220048 Minsk, Belarus
Phone: 
@: 
BelgiumMr. Peter MEULEPAS
Policy Advisor 
Environmental Department, Division Energy, Climate and Green Economy
Flemish Government
Koning Albert II-laan 20
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 479 650 825
@: peter.meulepas@vlaanderen.be
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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
Director of Air Emissions Priorities
Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Directorate in
the Environmental Protection Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
20051-351 Saint Joseph Blvd
K1A 0H3 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 819 420 7758
Mobile: +1 613 897 7154
@: jennifer.kerr2@canada.ca
Ms. Dominique PRITULA
Senior Policy Analyst - Air Emission Priorities
Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Directorate 
Environment and Climate Change Canada
20006-351 Saint Joseph Blvd
K1A 0H3 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Phone: +1 819 420 7738
Mobile: +1 819 576 3394
@: dominique.pritula@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
CyprusMr. Anastasios YIANNAKI
Director
Department of Labour Inspection
Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance
P.O. Box 24855
1304 Nicosia, Cyprus
Phone : ++357 2240 5623
Fax : +357 2266 3788
@: info@dli.mlsi.gov.cy
Mr. Chrysanthos SAVVIDES
Labour Inspection Officer
Air Quality and Strategic Planning Section Head
Department of Labour Inspection
Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance
P.O. Box 24855
1304 Nicosia, Cyprus
Phone : +357 2240 5640
Fax : +357 2266 3788
@: csavvides@dli.mlsi.gov.cy
Czech RepublicMr. Pavel GADAS
Head of Unit of Combustion Sources and Fuels
Department of Air Protection
Ministry of the Environment
Vršovická 1442/ 65
100 00 Prague 10, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 267 122 266
Mobile: +420 739 242 390
@: pavel.gadas@mzp.cz
Denmark

Ms. Heidi RAVNBORG
Technical Advisor
Export and Environmental Technology
Ministry of Environment and Food
Slotsholmsgade 12 
1612 Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: +45 20 75 64 77
@: heira@mfvm.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
Conseillère Environnement - Transport
Mission permanente de la France
auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies
et des autres organisations internationales à Genève
Route de Pregny 36
1292 Chambésy, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 758 91 09
Mobile: +41 79 245 84 79
@: marie-pierre.meganck@diplomatie.gouv.fr; claire.rosevegue@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
GeorgiaMr. Noe MEGRELISHVILI
Head of Ambient Air Division
Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture
6 Marshal Gelovani ave.
0159 Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: +995 595 119 735
@: noe.megrelishvili@mepa.gov.ge
GermanyMr. Till SPRANGER
Government Director
Division IG I 2 - Installation-based Air Pollution Control, Ambient Air Quality
Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature conservation and Nuclear Safety
Stresemannstrasse 128-130
10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 18 305 2437
@: till.spranger@bmu.bund.de
GreeceMr. Anastasios ADAMOPOULOS
Air Quality Expert
Directorate General of Environment Policy
Directorate of Climate Change and Air Quality
Department of Air Quality 
National Reference Laboratory of Air Quality
Ministry of Environment and Energy
Patission Street 147
11251 Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 86 500 76
@: a.adamopoulos@prv.ypeka.gr
Ms. Irini TSILIBARI
Head of the Air Quality Department
Directorate of Climate Change and Air Quality
Department of Air Quality 
Ministry of Environment and Energy
Patission Street 147
11251 Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 86 500 76 
@: e.tsilibari@prv.ypeka.gr
HungaryMs. Judit VARGA
Counsellor
Ministry of Agriculture
Kossuth tér 11
1055 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +361 7952457
@: judit.varga@am.gov.hu
IcelandTo be confirmed:
Ms. 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
Senior Advisor
Environment Advisory Unit
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment 
29-31 Adelaide Road
Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353 678 2140
Mobile: +353 872 609 704
@: micheal.young@dccae.gov.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
Kyrgyz RepublicMr. Abdykalyk RUSTAMOV
Director
State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry
142 Gorky Street
720005 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: +996 312 546 517, + 996 312 546 073
Fax: + 996 312 545 091
@: 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
LithuaniaMs. Danguolė SUŽIEDĖLYTĖ
Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group
Ministry of Environment 
Jakšto 4/9
01105 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 706 63517
@: danguole.suziedelyte@am.lt
Mr. Paulius ŽVIRBLIS
Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group
Ministry of Environment 
Jakšto 4/9
01105 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 706 63507
@: paulius.zvirblis@am.lt
LuxembourgMr. Paul RASQUÉ
Attaché de Gouvernement
Département de l'Environnement
Ministère de l'Environnement, du Climat et du Développement durable
4 Place de l'Europe
2918 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
MonacoMr. Philippe ANTOGNELLI
Chef de Section
Direction de l'Environnement
3 avenue de Fontvieille
98000 Monaco
Phone: +377 98 98 46 80
Fax: +377 92 05 28 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
Mr. Pavle DURASKOVIC
Head of Environment Department
Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology
IV Proleterske brigade 19
81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
Phone: +382 20 655 365
Fax: +382 20 655 183
@: pavle.djuraskovic@meteo.co.me
NetherlandsMr. Roald WOLTERS
Senior Policy officer
Sustainable Environment and Circular Economy Directorate
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Rijnstraat 8
2515 XP The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 52740057
@: roald.wolters@minienw.nl 
NorwayMs. Eli Marie ASEN
Senior Advisor
Ministry of Climate and Environment
P.O. Box 8013 Dep.
0030 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 2224 6022
Mobile: +47 9704 3965
@:  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 - Environmental Management
Portuguese Environment Agency
Rua da Murgueira 9 - Zambujal - Alfragide
2610-124 Amadora, Portugal
Phone: +351 214 728 382
Fax: +351 214 719 074
@: filomena.boavida@apambiente.pt
Ms. Filipa MARQUES
Technical Officer
Portuguese Environment Agency
Rua da Murgueira 9 - Zambujal - Alfragide
2610-124 Amadora, Portugal
Phone: +351 214 721 486
Fax: +351 214 719 074
@: filipa.marques@apambiente.pt
Ms. Dilia JARDIM
Head of Unit - Air and Noise
Portuguese Environment Agency
Rua da Murgueira 9 - Zambujal - Alfragide
2610-124 Amadora, Portugal
Phone: +351 214 728 274
Fax: +351 214 719 074
@: dilia.jardim@apambiente.pt
Republic of MoldovaMs. Valentina TAPIS
State Secretary
Environmental Protection and Natural Resources
Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment
9 Constantin Tanase str.
2005 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phone: +373 22 20 45 04
Fax: +373 22 22 07 48
@: valentina.tapis@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
SloveniaTo be confirmed:
Ms. 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 Air Quality Management Section
Air Pollution Control and Chemicals Division
Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
3003 Bern, Switzerland
Phone: +41 58 462 64 96
@: richard.ballaman@bafu.admin.ch;
@: _bafu-luftreinhaltung@bafu.admin.ch
Tajikistan
TurkeyMr. Sebahattin DÖKMECI
Directorate General Environmental Management
Ministry of Environment and Urbanization
Ceyhun Atif Kansu Caddesi, 1271 Sokak No.13 Balgat
Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90 312 474 0310
@: sebahattin.dokmeci@csb.gov.tr
Mr. Nazan ÖZYÜREK
Head of Department
Directorate General Environmental Management
Air Management Department
Ministry of Environment and Urbanization
Ceyhun Atif Kansu Caddesi, 1271 Sokak No.13 Balgat
Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90 312 586 3056
@: nazan.ozyurek@csb.gov.tr

Turkmenistan
Ukraine
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  Ms. Elizabeth NICHOLS
Foreign Affairs Officer
Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues
Office of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
2201 C St. NW, Washington DC 20520, United States of America
Phone: +1 202 647 3819
@: NicholsES@state.gov
Mr. Andrew CLARK
Acting Division Chief for Chemicals, Air Quality and Waste
Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues
Office of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
2201 C St. NW, Washington DC 20520, United States of America
Phone: +1 202 647 4819
@: ClarkAD@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