Călin Georgescu

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Călin Georgescu is a Romanian senior expert in sustainable development, with an acknowledged recognition in the field, following 17 years of service in the environmental area in the United Nations system. Dr Călin Georgescu was appointed the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Sustainable Index Institute in Geneva/Vaduz for the period 2015-2016. Prior to that, he served as President of the European Research Centre for the Club of Rome (2013-2015). He is also member of the Club of Rome International in Switzerland.

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Călin Georgescu is a graduate of the Land Reclamation College, Nicolae Bălcescu Institute of Agronomy, Bucharest (1986) and obtained his PhD in soil science (1999).

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Dr Georgescu acted as the Executive Director of the National Centre for Sustainable Development (Bucharest, Romania) from 2000 to 2013. An acknowledged authority in strategic planning and public policies design, he was appointed by the Romanian Government to coordinate the development of two consecutive versions of the National Sustainable Development Strategy (in 1999 and 2008), in line with the guidelines of the European Strategy for Sustainable Development.

Dr Georgescu combines comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practice of sustainable development with hands-on field experience by working with stakeholders in the public and private sectors as well as with the civil society in order to design, implement and follow through to completion specific projects under Local Agenda 21 (initiated by United Nations Development Programme in 1992) for more than 40 Romanian municipalities.

A former Senior Fellow with the United Nations Development Programme, Dr Georgescu also held various positions in the UN system (i.e. UN Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and waste on the enjoyment of human rights, Representative of the UNEP National Committee for Romania).

He also held such positions as: Adviser to the Minister of Environment, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, Director of the International Economic Organisations Department in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary General of the Romanian Association for the Club of Rome and Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation and Development Projects.

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