Vojtěch Kotecký works at the Charles University Environment Centre (CEUC). He is in charge of an emerging program that works with businesses and public administrations to create and implement environmental innovations. He also regularly contributes to Czech dailies and other media. For more than two decades, he worked for the Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, an environmental organization, where he was program director from 2004–2014. He also served as a member of the Government Council for Sustainable Development of the Czech Republic for ten years, is the deputy chairman of the Commission for Climate Action of the government’s Research, Development and Innovation Council, and a member of the board of both the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic and the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. He received the Minister of the Environment Award for “for the significant contribution of promoting materiality and expertise to the public debate on environmental protection”. Vojtěch Kotecký studied systematic biology and ecology at the Faculty of Science of Charles University and earned a doctorate in environmental studies at the Charles University in Prague.