József Slezák (also known as Joseph Slezák) is a Sustainable Development professional with over 15 years of experience in evidence-based policy development in the Pan-European region. In his related activities, he focuses on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 12 “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns” (SDG 12), as well as on the implementation of some of the most relevant other SDGs, such as Goal 7 (Affordable and clean energy), Goal 8 (Decent work and economic development) Goal 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure) and Goal 11 (Sustainable cities and communities).
József holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering (specialised in the food industry), as well as MSc degrees in Information Engineering (specialised in Systems Engineering) and in Economic Sciences (a specialised degree in Engineering Economics, with focus on Environmental Management).
He is the author, or co-author of several publications in the broader topic of Sustainable Consumption and Production aimed at, and/or published by the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, the national governments of the countries of the Pan-European region (in particular: the Member States of the European Union), the Nordic Council of Ministers and the UN Environment.
Since 2012 (part time, project-based activities)
Independent policy consultant with focus on the topic of Sustainable Consumption and Production in a globalised world, in Zürich, Switzerland and in Budapest, Hungary
2003 – 2011
Used to work for the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, in Szentendre, Hungary in various research-related and managerial positions addressing the topics of Integrated Resources and Waste Management, the Energy Transition and Sustainable Consumption and Production
1998 – 2003
Used to work as an engineer in the chemical-pharmaceutical sector, in Budapest, Hungary.
solar / wind / biofuels
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