Steering Committee

A Steering Committee with the following membership has been formed as the advisory body to the project “Elaboration of Estonia’s Draft National Climate Change Adapation Strategy (NAS) and Action Plan”:

  • chairman of the board Tarmo Pauklin, board member of the Estonian Environmental Research Centre OÜ;
  • deputy chairman Timo Uustal, project manager at the Estonian Environmental Research Centre OÜ;
  • member Meelis Münt, deputy secretary general of the Ministry of the Environment (alternate member Katre Kets, chief specialist at the Climate and Radiation Department of the Ministry of the Environment);
  • member Ergo Pärn, adviser to the Environmental Management Department of the Ministry of the Environment (alternate member Liina Eek, adviser to the Environmental Management Department of the Ministry of the Environment);
  • member Ergo Pärn, chief specialist at the Forest Department of the Ministry of the Environment (alternate member Kadi Kõiv, chief specialist at the Forest Department of the Ministry of the Environment);
  • member Reet Ulm, specialist at the Water Department of the Ministry of the Environment (alternate member Rene Reisner, head of the Water Department of the Ministry of the Environment);
  • member Kätlin Mandel, head of the Analysis and Planning Department of the Ministry of the Environment (alternate member Kristiina Kase, chief specialist at the Analysis and Planning Department of the Ministry of the Environment);
  • member Ramon Nahkur, chief specialist at the Environmental Health and Chemical Safety Division of the Public Health Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs (alternate member Aare Selberg, chief specialist at the Environmental Health and Chemical Safety Division of the Public Health Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs);
  • member Rando Härginen, chief specialist at the Department of State Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance;
  • member Tiit Oidjärv, adviser to the Planning Department of the Ministry of the Interior (alternate member Tavo Kikas, adviser to the Planning Department of the Ministry of the Interior);
  • member Ly Pärn, adviser to the Citizenship and Migration Policy Department of the Ministry of the Interior;
  • member Eimar Veldre, adviser to the Public Order and Criminal Policy Department of the Ministry of the Interior;
  • member Kersti Maurer, deputy head of the Planning and Reporting field of the Rescue and Crisis Management Policy Department of the Ministry of the Interior;
  • member Priit Laaniste, head of the Rescue and Crisis Management Policy Department of the Ministry of the Interior (alternate member Marit Mätlik, adviser to the Border Guard Policy Department of the Ministry of the Interior);
  • member Madis Laaniste, head of the Energy Department’s Strategic Planning of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (alternate member Jako Reinaste, head of the Energy Department’s Energy Markets of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and alternate member Timo Tatar, head of the Energy Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications);
  • member Andrus Väärtnõu, head of the Building and Housing Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (alternate member Maria Ševeljova, head of the Building and Housing Department’s Construction and Housing Division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications);
  • member Martti Mandel, chief specialist at the Agricultural Market Organisation Department of the Ministry of Agriculture;
  • member Eili Lepik, adviser to the Strategy Unit of the Government Office;
  • member Jaan Elken, chief specialist at the Crisis Regulation Department of the Estonian Rescue Service;
  • member Aare Vabamägi, representative of the Association of Municipalities of Estonia;
  • member Merle Looring, representative of the Association of Estonian Cities;
  • member Ülle Napa, representative of the Estonian Research Council (alternate member Aare Ignat, representative of the Estonian Research Council);
  • member Kristina Kaar, head of the Climate Department of the Estonian Environmental Research Centre OÜ;
  • member Randel Kreitsberg, program manager at the Research Policy Department of the Ministry of Education and Research;
  • member Ülo Niinemets, representative of the Estonian Academy of Sciences;
  • member Piret Väinsalu, specialist of sustainable development at the Estonian Fund for Nature and representative of the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations;
  • observer from the Department of External Financing of the Ministry of the Environment .

    For more information on the work of the Committee, contact Timo Uustal.