October 2024: Sustainable Governance Training School

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October 2024: Sustainable Governance Training School

Ilias Mavroeidis

Programme Management Officer - Governance

United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan



Ph.D, University of Manchester/UMIST

Ilias Mavroeidis is Programme Management Officer, on Governance, in the United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) – Barcelona Convention Secretariat. Before joining UNEP/MAP in 2016, he has served as a scientific expert in the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece (August 2001-August 2015) and as Environment Attaché at the Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union (September 2015-June 2016).
Ilias has been involved in international negotiations related to the environment and sustainable development in the context of international and regional organizations and initiatives, such as UNEP, the European Union, the former UN Commission on Sustainable Development, Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Adriatic-Ionian Initiative/EUSAIR and the European Council. While serving at the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece, he has been a Member of the Bureau of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention for the periods 2009-2011 & 2013-2015 and a Vice-President of the Steering Committee of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) for the period 2009-2011.
Prior, he worked as an Affiliated Researcher at the Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute of CERTH (1999-2001), where he was engaged in research on air pollutant emissions and renewable energy sources. He has also been involved in lecturing and has published more than 80 refereed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, mainly in the field of environmental management and technology.
Ilias Mavroeidis has a first degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He holds an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (Air Pollution) from the University of Manchester/UMIST, United Kingdom. He also holds an MSc in Adult Education from the Hellenic Open University.

Areas of Expertise

  • International environmental governance
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Regional environmental policy
  • Environmental management and technology
  • Atmospheric pollution

Selected Publications

  • Papailias, G., Mavroidis, I. (2018), “Atmospheric Emissions from Oil and Gas Extraction and Production in Greece”, Atmosphere, Vol. 9, 152-168
  • Machado M., Santos J.M., Reisen V.A., Reis N.C.Jr., Mavroidis I., Lima A.T. (2018), “A new methodology to derive settleable particulate matter guidelines to assist policy-makers on reducing public nuisance”, Atmospheric Environment. Vol. 182, 242-251
  • Mavroidis I. and Ilia M. (2012), “Trends of NOx, NO2 and O3 concentrations at three different types of air quality monitoring stations in Athens, Greece”, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 63,135-147
  • Mavroidis I. and Chaloulakou A. (2011), “Long-term trends of primary and secondary NO2 production in the Athens area. Variation of the NO2 / NOx ratio”, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 45, 6872-6879
  • Mavroidis I. and Gavriil I. (2008), “Compliance with the annual NO2 air quality standard in Athens. Required NOx levels and expected health implications”, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 42, No.3, 454-465
  • Agrafiotis C.C., Mavroidis I., Konstandopoulos A.G., Hoffschmidt B., Stobbe P., Romero M., Fernandez-Quero V. (2007), “Development of Ceramic Volumetric Receiver Technology, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells”, Vol. 91, 474-488
  • Papaioannou M. and Mavroidis I. (2005), “Sustainable Development: International and European Developments and Perspectives”, Technika, Vol. 212, 12-22 (in Greek)
  • Mavroidis I., Griffiths R.F. and Hall D.J. (2003), “Field and wind tunnel investigations of plume dispersion around single surface obstacles”, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 37, No. 21, 2903-2918
  • Chaloulakou A. and Mavroidis I. (2002), “Comparison of indoor and outdoor concentrations of CO at a public school. Evaluation of an Indoor Air Quality Model”, Atmospheric Environment, Vol.36, No.11, 1769-1781