Vadim Kuznetsov has served as Director, Sustainability and Climate Initiatives since late 2020. Previously, he joined the Agency in 2019 as a Project Manager of the SDG Platform.
In 2022, Mr Kuznetsov is a Youth Delegate from Russia to the Group of 20 (G20) at the Sustainable and Livable Planet Working Group aimed at developing proposals for sustainable growth, climate solutions and carbon regulation in twenty participating countries.
In 2022, he took part in «Sustainable Energy for All» Forum in Kigali, Rwanda representing the BRICS Youth Energy Agency. He co-organized two sessions on the energy transition and green economy.
Vadim also serves as the UN SDG №7 Youth Envoy to Russia (2021-2022) working to promote efforts aimed at ensuringaccess to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Internationally, he also acts as Regional Focal Point for Europe at the SDG7 Youth Constituency by the UN MGCY.
Previously, in 2021, Mr Kuznetsov was selected to participate in the first International Youth Summit on Climate Change «Youth4Climate» in Milan, Italy. Notably, he co-drafted a section of the final communiqué on measures strengtheningmultilateralism in international climate negotiations.
As Party Delegate, Vadim also took part in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK where he co-organized a series of sessions on energy and climate for the COP26 Youth Day.
Mr Kuznetsov holds a B.A. in International Relations from MGIMO University. In 2022, he successfully completed a nine-week School of Climate Change by Oxford Climate Society.