Paweł Banas, PhD
Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Warsaw, Poland (since 2007), Department of Maritime Economy; Head of Marine Environment Protection
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Samoa
Ministry of Economy, Warsaw, Poland.
Open Society Institute Europe Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Chartered civil service official and as adviser on environmental policy he has worked for a number of years in the maritime sector, where his main fields of activity include 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).
He is passionate about making things that we envisage in policy happen in real life. He has a 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 the environmental policy. In policy analysis, he attaches 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 him the activities of the United Nations System and its specialized agencies including the International Maritime Organization which designs and implements global measures to prevent and control marine pollution caused by ships.