Arek is the author of A Climate for Denial and an international expert on climate change, greenhouse gas accounting and abatement, and has extensive experience in resource efficiency, waste minimisation, and sustainable development. He has spent the vast majority of his adult life working as an executive advisor to corporations and governments in the fields of environmental management, resource efficiency and climate change. His work has taken him inside many small and large organisations and government and non-government agencies.
Since 2005, he has been the only Australian on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) roster of experts supporting the clean development mechanism (CDM) Methodology Panel and the Accreditation Panel providing advice on new methodologies and projects submitted for registration and validation/verification under the Kyoto Protocol. In 2008, Arek also became a member of the prestigious Joint Implementation Accreditation Panel.
Arek provides high level advice to boards, advisory panels and committees on:
• climate change risk assessment of major infrastructure projects and adaptation action plans
• resource efficiency and waste minimisation plans
• sustainable development project evaluation and implementation
• greenhouse gas reporting and abatement
• net-zero strategies, economic analyses
• staff training and stakeholder consultation.
Arek is also the author of ‘A Climate for Denial‘, and has also worked at a senior level in research (CSIRO); in government energy policy development and implementation; and in the waste management and resource efficiency sectors.