András Huszár

Co-Founder and Director, Green Policy Center

András is a senior climate change expert, lawyer and researcher with broad experience in international negotiations and policymaking. After graduating from the University of Szeged, he acquired his Master by Research degree at the University of Abertay Dundee in the field of European Environmental Law. After returning to Hungary he started to work for a law firm dealing with cases in front of the European Court of Human Rights. He continued his career at the Hungarian Government as a legal expert in the negotiations leading up to the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework and the Paris Agreement. Later he became Hungary’s national IPCC and UNFCCC Focal Point. Being promoted to Head of International and EU Climate Policy Unit, he was responsible for the preparation and representation of the official Hungarian position at EU and international climate change negotiations. He was the Deputy Head of Delegation at the UNFCCC COP meetings, contributing in particular to the successful adoption of the Katowice Climate Package. Becoming the Head of the Climate Policy Department under his leadership the Hungarian Parliament adopted the second National Climate Change Strategy, as well as its first Action Plan. He also contributed to the country’s first National Energy and Climate Plan and his Department was responsible for long-term climate planning. András was also the main driver behind the initiation of a Hungarian IPCC-type report. In April 2020, he co-founded the Green Policy Center, a Central European based climate & sustainability think tank. From September 2020 he is also a PhD candidate at the National University of Public Service where his main research area is the effective climate governance regime. He became European Climate Pact Ambassador in Hungary in 2021, and he is also an external climate policy expert at the South-Korean based Global Green Growth Institute.