Tiit Kallaste is an SEI Associate with SEI Tallinn.
He is SEI Tallinn’s former senior expert in the Climate and Energy programme. Tiit joined SEI Tallinn at its formation in 1992 in the capacity of research director and senior research associate.
His major fields of research include environmental policy implementation, also in the context of Estonia joining the European Union in 2004.
Tiit has worked as a climate and energy policy expert concentrating on the implementation of the UN FCCC and Kyoto Protocol flexible mechanisms, in particular the Joint Implementation and Emissions Trading. Energy efficiency and the wider deployment of renewable energy have also been in his focus for a long time.
In 1995, the climate policy studies were launched and some years later SEI Tallinn was nominated by the government as an implementing agency for two UNEP climate programmes in Estonia. Tiit worked on the EU Emissions Trading Directives accommodation in Estonia and prepared the National Allocation Plans for the periods 2005-2007 and 2008-2012 under the request of the Estonian government.
Tiit holds a PhD in Environmental Economics (Estonian Academy of Sciences, 1981) and graduate degree in chemical engineering from Tallinn University of Technology and has worked at the Estonian Academy of Sciences as a senior researcher prior to joining SEI Tallinn.