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Interests

I am passionate about making things that we envisage in policy happen in real life. I have strong interest in policy analysis, organizational theory, implementation studies and especially in the application of principles and techniques derived from these domains for the purpose of maritime economy, sustainability and environmental policy. ​In policy analysis I attach particular attention to the role of public administration and international organizations as well as to the importance of organizational and inter-organizational processes. In this context of paramount significance seem to me the activities of national administrations and the United Nations System along with its specialized agencies, including the International Maritime Organization which designs and implements global regulations for shipping, measures to prevent and control marine pollution as well as measures concerning other aspects of shipping such as safety and security. Due to global nature of maritime transport, national maritime administrations and their goals strongly correlate with the activities of global entities and over many years of my involvement with shipping, this national-global interplay became one of my strongest professional interests.

Profession

I am a chartered civil service official and as adviser on maritime affairs and environmental policy I have worked for ​several years in the maritime sector, where my main fields of activity included the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM), the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS), the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC) and the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (LC). Most recently I have been dealing mainly with air pollution from international shipping, in particular with emissions of sulphur (policy making, implementation, enforcement) and with climate related greenhouse gas emissions (policy making, implementation). Over several years of my involvement with the International Maritime Organization and with national ministries for maritime affairs I was able to expand my professional interests beyond marine environment protection towards wider maritime economy, towards other aspects of shipping, including law, safety, facilitation, and in particular towards maritime diplomacy.

Employment & affiliation

Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Warsaw, Poland, Department of Maritime Economy; Lead Expert, Marine Environment Protection​​ (since 2007).

Polish Register of Shipping (PRS S.A.), Gdansk, Poland, Technical Committee Member (since 2019).

Altair Asesores, Madrid, Spain (2017, 2018, consultancy).

Maritime Academy of Szczecin, Poland, Development Committee Member at Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Transport (since 2017).
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Apia, Samoa (2013, consultancy).

Member of National section for Sub-Cmte on Pollution Prevention and Response at Polish Register of Shipping Centre for IMO Affairs (since 2011).

Member of National section for Marine Environment Protection Committee at Polish Register of Shipping Centre for IMO Affairs (since 2008).

Ministry of Economy, Warsaw, Poland, Department of Industry; Expert, Sustainable Development (2004-2006).
Open Society Institute Europe Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein (2003, consultancy).

Education

PhD in Environmental Sciences and Policy, Policy analysis, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
MSc in Environmental Protection, Chemistry of the environment, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
BSc in Environmental Protection, Biology of the environmentJagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

Publications

Pawel A. Banas. 2011. Local government in Poland: empirical insights into the process of environmental policy. Public Administration, Volume 89, Issue 2, Pages: 611–628.
Pawel A. Banas. 2010. International ideal and local practice – access to environmental information and local government in Poland. Environmental Policy and Governance, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages: 44–56.
Pawel A. Banas. 2009. Local Authorities in Implementation of Environmental Policy: Evidence from Poland. PhD dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. Central European University, Budapest.

Negotiations

International Maritime Organization (IMO), Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), London, UK.
Council of the European Union, Shipping Working Party, Brussels, Belgium (IMO experts).
Committee for the implementation of the directive on sulphur content in marine fuels​, Brussels, Belgium.
​​Ship Recycling Regulation Committee, Brussels, Belgium.
International Maritime Organization, Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), London, UK.​

Links
Events
  • Global GHG reduction challenges related to international shipping and shipbuilding, Polish Register of Shipping, Gdansk, Poland, 9.01.2020.

  • Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, ISWG-GHG, IMO, 11-15.11.2019.

  • The European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) Air, Brussels, Belgium, 13.09.2019.

  • Workshop on Ship Recycling, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia, 20.06.2018.

  • 6th International Maritime Congress, Global IMO strategy for greenhouse gas emission from ships, Szczecin, Poland, 16.06.2018.

  • The European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) Air, Brussels, Belgium, 22.02.2018.

  • Workshop on Ship Recycling, Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Belgrade, Serbia, 22.11.2017.

  • Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, ISWG-GHG, IMO, 23-27.10.2017.

  • The European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) Air, Brussels, Belgium, 2.10.2017.

  • Ballast Water Management. Polish Register of Shipping / Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce / Maritime Office Szczecin. Szczecin, Poland, 7.12.2016.

  • EU Member States Experts Meeting on Regulation 1257/2013 on ship recycling, Brussels, Belgium, 4.11.2016.

  • Ballast Water Management. Polish Register of Shipping / Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce / Maritime Office Gdynia. Gdansk, Poland, 3.11.2016.​

  • Ship recycling regulation committee established under article 25 of Regulation (EU) no 1257/2013 on ship recycling, Brussels, Belgium, 26.06.2016.

  • EU Member States Experts Meeting on Regulation 1257/2013 on ship recycling, Brussels, Belgium, 13.06.2015.

  • International Maritime Congress, Polar Code, Szczecin, Poland, 10-12.06.2015.​​

  • Committee for the Implementation of the Directive on sulphur content in marine fuels 1999/32/EC as amended by Directive 2012/33/EU, Brussels, Belgium, 6.05.2015.​​

  • EU Member States Experts Meeting on Regulation 1257/2013 on ship recycling, Brussels, Belgium, 6.03.2015.

  • Committee for the Implementation of the Directive on sulphur content in marine fuels 1999/32/EC as amended by Directive 2012/33/EU, Brussels, Belgium, 3.12.2014.

  • Application of ecosystem principles for the location and management of offshore dumping sites in SE Baltic Region (ECODUMP). Cross-border Dissemination Event III, Palanga, Lithuania, 27.11.2014.

  • Committee for the Implementation of the Directive on sulphur content in marine fuels 1999/32/EC as amended by Directive 2012/33/EU, Brussels, Belgium, 23.10.2014.

  • Management of dredged material and offshore dumping sites in SE Baltic Region (ECODUMP). Cross-border Dissemination Event II, Maritime Institute in Gdansk, Poland, 11.12.2013.

  • Regional Workshop on Anti-Fouling Systems, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme/International Maritime Organization, Apia, Samoa, 20-22.11.2013.

  • Application of ecosystem principles for the location and management of offshore dumping sites in SE Baltic Region (ECODUMP), Maritime Institute in Gdansk, Poland, 25.10.2013.

  • Stakeholder meeting on monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 5.12.2012.

  • Third expert meeting on LNG as bunker fuel in relation to the Sustainable Waterborne Transport Toolbox, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 4.12.2012.

  • Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sediments in the Baltic Sea (SMOCS), Gdynia Port Authority, Gdynia, Poland, 28-29.11.2012.

  • Green ports, Green shipping, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 27.06.2012.

  • Application of ecosystem principles for the location and management of offshore dumping sites in SE Baltic region (ECODUMP), Maritime Institute of Gdansk, Poland, 18.05.2012.

  • Compliance Methods in relation to Directive 2005/33/EC, European Maritime Safety Agency, Lisbon, Portugal, 29.11.2011.

  • European Climate Change Programme, WG Ships 2, Brussels, Belgium, 22-23.06.2011.

  • Clean air at sea – promoting solutions for sustainable and competitive shipping, maritime stakeholder event, Brussels, Belgium, 1.06.2011.

  • Risks of pollution by shipping: How to improve preparedness to oil spills, Sopot, Poland, 18.05.2011.

  • 34th meeting of the Scientific Group under the London Convention and the 5th meeting of the Scientific Group under the London Protocol, Tallinn, Estonia, 11-15.04.2011.

  • IMO/HELCOM Workshop to promote the London Protocol and the Helsinki Convention, Tallinn, Estonia, 6-8.04.2011.

  • Third Intersessional Meeting of the Working Group on GHG Emissions from Ships, IMO, London, UK, 28.03-1.04.2011.

  • European Climate Change Programme, WG Ships 1, Brussels, Belgium, 8-9.02.2011.

  • APEC seminar on Port Environmental Policy & Technology, Antwerp, Belgium, 6-17.09.2010.

  • IMO Regional Workshop on Implementation and Enforcement of the MARPOL Convention, Klaipeda, Lithuania, 14-18.06.2010.

  • New IMO sulfur regulation for marine fuel, Sopot, Poland, 10.05.2010.

  • Workshop on the Greenhouse emission from Ships, European Maritime Safety Agency, Lisbon, Portugal, 10-11.11.2009.

  • Second Intersessional Meeting of the Working Group on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships, IMO, London, UK, 9-13.03.2009.

  • Workshop on the Greenhouse emissions from ships, European Maritime Safety Agency, Lisbon, Portugal, 17-18.02.2009.

  • 5th International Conference "Oils and fuels for sustainable development AUZO 2008", Gdansk, Poland, 8-11.09.2008.

  • BALEX DELTA 2008 Marine Pollution Response Exercise, Kaliningrad, Russia, 27.08.2008.

  • Interreg III ‘Baltic Master I seminar’, Gdansk, Poland, 19.12.2007.

  • IMO Regional workshop on the Anti-Fouling Systems Convention for countries bordering the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas, Constanta, Romania, 4-7.12.2007.

Contact

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