Pavel Zámyslický is a Director of the Energy and Climate Protection Department at the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. After graduation at the University of Technology in Brno and the Czech Technical University in Prague (Economics and Energy management) he finished his PhD studies (Business management and Economics). In 2005 he joined the Ministry of the Environment and become the director of Climate Change Department in 2007. Since 2011 he has been leading the newly transformed Department of Energy and Climate Protection at the same ministry. In his professional career he has been mainly focused on European and Czech climate and energy policies, strategies and legislation, including carbon pricing and EU ETS. More than one decade he serves as a chief negotiator for the Czech Republic within the international (UNFCCC/Paris Agreement) and EU agendas related to climate policy.