Secretary General Meelis Münt

Meelis Münt has been the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Environment since 21 June 2018.

Meelis Münt has been working at the Ministry of Environment since 2008. In 2010–2012, Meelis Münt lead the work of the Climate and Radiation Department and from 2012 until present, Meelis Münt was the deputy secretary general of climate and foreign affairs of the Ministry of Environment.

Deputy Secretary General Meelis Münt has been responsible for the preparation and implementation of policies that help ease and adapt to climate change, the policy of radiation protection, and the policy of ambient air protection as well as organising the ministry’s activity in the decision-making process of the European Union and international cooperation.

Münt was the leading force in the subject of climate during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and thanks to his initiative, an agreement was reached about the principles of climate policy of the European Union for the next decade. For this work, the president awarded him the Order of the White Star, 4th Class.

Meelis Münt has graduated from the Tallinn University of Technology in the field of Transport Technology.

Last updated: 13.07.2021