German Environment Agency (UBA)
Scientific Policy Advisor
Jan Kosmol has been a research and policy officer at the German Environment Agency (UBA) since 2009. He works on environmental aspects of responsible business conduct in global mineral supply chains as well as on broader questions of Germanies industrial metabolism and of a Circular Economy. He provides science-based policy advice to the German government and contributes to the design and implementation of government strategies such as the German Research Efficiency Programme and the German Raw Materials Strategy. In this role, he has proposed and advanced the initiative of the German Ministry of the Environment to develop an OECD Practical Tool on Environmental Due Diligence in Mineral Supply Chains. Jan has a diploma degree in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin with a technical specialization in the field of water pollution control. He studied and researched abroad at the Universidade de Aveiro in Portugal and the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Brazil.