Advisory Board

Peter Börkey

Peter Börkey, Environment Directorate at OECD, has been working on international and local environmental policy issues for nearly 20 years. For the past 15 years he has worked for the OECD, primarily on issues relating to water, business and environment, as well as infrastructure finance. He is now leading OECD work on waste management and resource productivity, with a strong focus on sustainable materials management, nanowaste and economic instruments for waste management.

Prior to this, Mr Börkey has been leading OECD’s cooperation with countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus in the area of water management, as well as leading work in the framework of the OECD Horizontal Water Programme focusing on the financing of water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

Before joining the OECD, Mr Börkey worked as a consultant, specialized in environmental economics. Mr Börkey holds degrees in Economics and Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and University of Grenoble in France.


Paul Ekins
Paul Ekins has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of London and is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy at and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London. Among many other memberships, he is also a member of UNEP'S International Resource Panel and was Chairman of the Government-funded National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), the UK’s most successful programme to improve resource productivity. In 2011 he was appointed Vice-Chairman of the DG Environment Commissioner’s High-Level Economists Expert Group on Resource Efficiency and a member of the European Commission's high-level European Resource Efficiency Platform. Paul Ekins is the coordinator of the DYNAMIX sister project POLFREE - Policy Options for a Resource Efficient Economy,
Pawel Kazmierczyk

Pawel Kazmierczyk is a project manager responsible for work on resource efficiency and material flows at the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen. Since starting at the EEA in 2002, he co-authored various EEA reports on resource efficiency, decoupling, and sustainable consumption and production.

Prior to joining the EEA, Pawel worked on cleaner production programs in Latin America (with the UN Industrial Development Organization) and on various business and environment initiatives in Eastern Europe (at the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe).

Polish by nationality, Pawel holds a degree in environmental engineering from Poland, in environmental management from the Netherlands, and in international relations and economics from the United States. In his free time, Pawel enjoys travel, aviation, and photography.

Aldo Ravazzi Douvan
Senior Adviser at the Italian Ministry of Environment on Green Tax Reforms, Green Growth and Resource Efficiency. One of the promoters of the OECD Recommendations on Resource Efficiency and Resource Productivity and the negotiating expert for the G8-3R Kobe Action Plan. Past-President of OECD WPs on Integration of Economic & Environmental Policies, on Biodiversity, Water & Ecosystems, on Taxation & Environment; presently President of the OECD WP on Environmental Performance Country Reviews. Vice-President of GREEN BUDGET EUROPE and of PLAN BLEU for Mediterranean (UNEP-MAP). Promoter of EU/ENEA-MA for the greening of Cohesion Policy. Professor of Sustainable Development, U. Roma Luiss, and Teaching Board MSc Environmental Economics & Policy, U. Roma Tor Vergata. GCET 2014 Copenhagen Scientific Board. WCERE 2014 Istanbul Scientific Board. Contact:
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Co-Chair, International Resource Panel, Co-President of the Club of Rome. Born 1939, Living in Emmendingen, Germany. 1972 Professor of Biology, Essen University, 1975 President, Kassel University, 1981 Director at UN Centre for Science and Technology for Development, New York, 1984 Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy, 1991 Founding President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy. 1998-2005 Member of Parliament, Germany, and Chair of the Bundestag Environment Committee. 2006-2008 Dean, Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara, California. Web:
Carina Vopel
Carina Vopel has been actively involved in Resource Efficiency policy development at the European Commission since mid-2010 ("Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe" adopted in September 2011). She is heading the DG Environment "Resource Efficiency & Economic Analysis" Unit since October 2011. Her areas of responsibility include the coordination of Resource Efficiency policy implementation.