Aleh Cherp

Coordinator of MESPOM Consortium
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MSc (distinction), Biophysics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1991)
MSc, Pollution and Environmental Control, University of Manchester (1992)
PhD, University of Manchester (2000)
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Aleh Cherp is a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. In 2010-2012 Prof. Cherp served as the Academic Secretary and in 2008-2012 as the Research Director of CEU. His research interests include energy security and sustainable development strategies under transitions. He is the Convening Lead Analyst on Energy Security of the Global Energy Assessment and has undertaken professional work for the European Environment Agency (EEA), UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank, and USAID among others. He has also served on the editorial boards of several journals.

He was the Rapporteur of the Advisory Working Group on the Environment (including Climate Change) of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, the evaluator of the European Research Council and the coordinator for MESPOM, the Erasmus Mundus Masters course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management, which CEU operates jointly with Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), the University of the Aegean (Greece), the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA) and the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). He is also a visiting professor at Lund University, Swedish Agricultural University and Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden).

Prior to joining CEU in 2000, he earned his Masters and PhD at Manchester University and worked with NGOs and the United Nations in Central Asia, Russia and Belarus. He also founded an Environmental NGO in Moscow during the political change in the Former Soviet Union. His first degree was in Physics.

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energy security
nuclear energy
Sustainable energy
sustainable development
SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment)
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Book Chapter
Cherp, A., A. Goldthau, J. Jewell, and et al. "Energy and Security." In Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future, edited by L. Gomez-Echeverri, T. B. Johansson, N. Nakicenovic and A. Patwardhan, 325-385. Cambridge/ New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Cherp, A., and J. Jewell. "Measuring energy security: from universal indicators to contextualized frameworks." In The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security, edited by B. K. Sovacool, 330-355. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.
Milstein, D., and A. Cherp. "Energy Security and the Environment in Eastern Europe: The Case Study of Ukraine." In Energy and Environmental Challenges to Security, edited by S. Stec and B. Baraj, 237-249. NATO science for peace and security series. Series C, Environmental security. Springer, 2009. Abstract
Cherp, A., S. Emilsson, and O. Hjelm. "Strategic Environmental Assessment and Management in Local Authorities in Sweden." In Effective Environmental Assessment Tools – critical reflections on concepts and practice, edited by L. Emmelin, 198-219. Research Report No 2006:03. Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2006.
Cherp, A., and G. Szarvas. "Strategic Environmental Assessment in Hungary." In Strategic Environmental Assessment of Land Use Planning, 115-129. London: Earthscan, 2005.
Mnatsakanian, R. A., and A. Cherp. "Environmental degradation in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia : past roots, present transition and future hopes." In Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, edited by I. Gladman, 66-70. Regional surveys of the world. London: Centre for Economic Performance (London School of Economics) Publications, 2004.
Cherp, A., and R. A. Mnatsakanian. "Environmental degradation in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia: past roots, present transition and future hopes." In Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. 2003.. London: Europe Publications, Taylor and Francis Group, 2003.
Cherp, A.. "SEA Protocol and the NIS." In Environmental Assessment Outlook. Capacity building and benchmarking good practice., 2003.
Ürge-Vorsatz, D., and A. Cherp. "Key to success: projects promoting urban sustainability in Europe." In Guide for the Preparation of Local Agenda 21 Programs, edited by J. Szlávik and Turcsányi. Budapest: Önkormányzati Tájékoztató, 2002.
Cherp, A.. "Strategic Environmental Assessment in the NIS." In Integrating Health Considerations and Public Participation into SEA processes. Budapest: Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe,, 2001.
Cherp, A., and M. Khotuleva. "A waste incinerator plant in the Moscow region of Russia." In Case Studies of Environmental Assessment in Countries in Transition. Manchester: School of Planning, University of Manchester, 2000.
Cherp, A., and E. G. Bellinger. "Environmental Impact Assessment in Belarus." In Environmental Assessment in Countries in Transition, 49-55. Budapest: CEU Press, 2000.
Cherp, A.. "Integrating environmental appraisals of planned developments into decision-making in countries in transition." In Sustainable Development and Integrated Appraisal in a Developing World. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2000.
Cherp, A.. "EIA in the Russian Federation." In Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries, edited by E. G. Bellinger, Norman Lee, Clive George and Anca Paduret. Chichester: Wiley, 2000.
Cherp, A.. "EIA in Russia," "EIA in Belarus," "EIA in Kazakhstan." In Environmental Assessment in Countries in Transition, edited by E. G. Bellinger. Budapest: CEU Press, 2000.
Elizarova, L., A. Bykadorov, and A. Cherp. "Environmental Assessment of Minsk and Vitebsk Master Plans." Szentendre (Hungary): Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, 1998.
Cherp, A., and N. Kovaleva. "Republic of Belarus." In Environmental Resources and Problems of the Former USSR, edited by P. Pryde. New York: Westview Press, 1995.
Conference Paper
Cherp, A.. "The University for a world with climate change." In Local and Regional Climate Change, 4. Istanbul: Sabanci University, 2012.
Journal Article
Pachauri, Shonali, and A. Cherp. "Energy security and energy access: distinct and interconnected challenges." Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3, no. 4 (2011): 199-201.
Cherp, A.. "Excellent ingredients, but where are the cooks?" Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal 24, no. 2 (2006): 161-163. Abstract
Cherp, A., and A. Antypas. "Dealing with continuous reform: towards adaptive EA policy systems in countries in transition." Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 5, no. 4 (2003): 455-476.
Cherp, A.. "Integrating environmental appraisals of planned developments into decision making in countries in transition." Sustainable Development and Integrated Appraisal in a Developing World (2000): 101-116250.
Cherp, A.. Environmental Assessment in Countries in Transition. Manchester: University of Manchester, Faculty of Arts, 1999.