Founding Member & Senior Fellow
Tomasz Chruszczow is an experienced High Level Official and diplomat. He has been active in the field of environmental protection for more than 30 years, with a special focus on climate change, industrial emissions and waste management. He is also an expert in international environmental policies and a Member of the Polish National Committee for Environmental Impact Assessment.
Tomasz, served in Polish and European industry organisations as a representative of Polish glass manufacturers, including as the Vice President of CPIV – Standing Committee of European Glass Industries. Other experiences include: Delegate to the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) in the European Economic and Social Committee, implementation of the IPPC and EU ETS directives in Poland, Chair of the Technical Working Groups in Polish IPPC Centre and Poland’s delegate to the European IPPC Bureau.
In the international realm, Tomasz has been the EU lead climate negotiator and Head of Polish delegation at UN Climate Conferences, Chair of the EU WPIEI Climate Change during Polish EU Council Presidency, High-Level Climate Champion and chair of UNFCCC global negotiations, Chair of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation – SBI as well as the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice – SBSTA, Member of the UN Adaptation Committee 2012-2015, negotiating on behalf of the EU final provisions of the Paris Agreement on forestry during Paris COP21. Tomasz graduated from the Technical University of Warsaw.