Constantinos Cartalis is Professor of Environmental Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is currently the Director of the Laboratory of Environmental Physics, member of the Steering Committee of the Center of Excellence of the University of Athens on Climate Change and Chairman of the newly established Department of Aerospace Science. He is visiting Professor at the Hellenic Open University (graduate program “Environmental Design and Climate Change”).
He has been appointed member of the Bureau of the Subsidiary Body of United Nations for the Implementation of the Paris agreement. Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture in Greece, Principal Investigator of the European Space Agency for the Dragon program on smart urbanization (run in collaboration with the National Remote Sensing Center of China) and member of the Assembly of the European Commission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities.
Has served as a Member of the Scientific Committee as well as of the Management Board of the European Environment Agency, Vice President of the International Bureau of Education – UNESCO. Also as Chairman of the Environment Committee (2010-2012) and Member of the Parliament of Greece (2007-2012), Secretary General for the Olympic Games (of Athens) at the Ministry of Culture (2001-2004). Has published 96 papers in international peer reviewed scientific journals.