Who we are?

Centre for Transport and Energy is a non-profit non-governmental organisation founded in 1998 which focuses on the environmental impacts of transportation and energy production, especially those on the Earth's climate. We see our goal in building and reinforcing a wide platform of groups and individuals who are interested in working towards sustainable transport and energy future.

Our team

Barbora Urbanová

A director of CDE and a project coordinator in the Climate Coalition.

She graduated in social and cultural ecology at FHS UK, including several internships abroad. In addition to CDE, she has worked for the past decade at CEE Bankwatch Network and Glopolis. She focused mainly on the EU ETS, energy transformation and climate change communication.

Kateřina Davidová
project manager

At the Center for Transport and Energy, she is in charge of projects focused on EU climate and energy legislation and the transition to a low-carbon economy. She also works at the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM.

She gained work experience at the Embassy of United Kingdom in Prague, the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic or the Forum 2000 Foundation.

She studied American Studies at Charles University in Prague and International Territorial Studies. She completed study stays abroad at the universities of Bath in England and Melbourne in Australia.

Václava Marková
communications and media coordinator

Václava is responsible for media relations and cooperation with journalists at CDE.

She graduated from humanities, media studies and journalism at Charles University in Prague.

She focused on topics of gender media studies and media coverage of public opinion polls. She spent one semester at The University of Montana in Missoula, USA. She worked as a reporter for local newsparer.

Zuzana Vondrová
project coordinator

Zuzana is currently working on the Just Transition project in the Center for Transport and Energy, which deals with the socially just transition from coal-dependet economy and the restructuralization of the Ústí Region.

She graduated from Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering as part of her "double diploma" studies at the University of Bodenkultur in Vienna and at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. She later worked at MITIS, s.r.o. as a professional consultant in the field of the environment.

Nicole Princlová
EC DEAR project coordinator

At CDE, she is leading the DEAR project focused on climate change and gender justice. She is also in charge of the digital communications and social media.

She studied English philology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University and at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. Later she graduated from the University of Economics in Prague in the fields of arts management and commercial communication.

She worked as a media coordinator for many projects in the cultural sphere, then shifted her focus to the commercial sector and focused on PR and digital marketing for FMCG and lifestyle brands. She is still actively involved in the cultural sphere and you can regularly listen to her radio shows on Radio 1 and Radio Punctum.

Jana Maussen
project manager

In the CDE, shee leads the LIFE Unify project and focuses on the process of preparing the new EU 2021+ budget period. In the CEE Bankwatch Network, she also participates in activities aimed at increasing transparency and decarbonization of export credit agencies.

Economist and Harvard University graduate. Professionally, she focused on financial and capital markets from both a commercial and regulatory point of view. She then worked as a manager and coordinator for both private and public institutions in the areas of organizing public procurement of European funds for environmental projects, business support through employee participation, including cooperatives, and public sustainable development policies.

Veronika Murzynová
project coordinator

At CTE, she is an expert in energy transition, working on projects to reduce methane emissions, accelerate fossil gas phase-out and decarbonise district heating.

Veronika is studying International Relations - European Studies at the Metropolitan University in Prague with a focus on environment and space policy, and has a background in applied physics. Previously, she worked as a parliamentary assistant and researcher for MEPs on the Green Deal, focusing primarily on energy and climate legislation.

Eva Mariničová
project coordinator

Eva focuses on climate and energy policy in the Czech Republic and the EU and European funds, especially the National Recovery Plan and the Modernisation Fund. She holds a degree in Political Science and International Relations from Charles University and an MA in European Studies from Maastricht University.

After her studies, she headed to Brussels where she completed a five-month internship in the Green Group in the European Parliament and a ten-month work experience in the European Commission, specifically in the DG Environment. Here she worked mainly on the implementation of clean air legislation and on the preparation of documents for inter-ministerial consultations on European funds, in particular the LIFE programme. In the past, she also worked on political campaigns for the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies elections in Czechia.

Štěpán Vizi
project coordinator

Štěpán joined CDE at the beginning of 2022 and focuses on the EU Fit for 55 package, which includes legislative proposals in the areas of climate, energy, and transport.

He has experience with project management from various non-profit organizations and spent his studies at the University of Tübingen, the University of Bremen, and the Charles University, where he graduated in International Area Studies. He is co-author of the Czech-German climate podcast Karbon.

Lucie Mullerová
financial manager

She is responsible for the financial management of CDE, in particular the preparation of the annual budget and project budget, ensuring accounting and fulfillment of related obligations to state authorities and partners. Her task is also to prepare financial reports, to supervise the budget implementation and drawing of subsidy projects.

Lucie has been involved in the financial management of non-profit organizations for many years.

Martina Pokorná
financial coordinator

Martina joined the team of CDE in 2021. She is responsible for the financial side of the projects and works with Lucie on other financial matters.

She studied Evangelical Theology at the Evangelical Theological Faculty of Charles University in Prague. In recent years she has worked in fundraising, accounting, and campaign finance management.

As a hobby, she enjoys administering websites. And because she always likes to learn something new, she takes Czechitas´ IT courses and self-learns how to create websites. She practices qi gong and yoga. She loves the sun, the sea, and the rocks, in no particular order.

Dobroslava Sehnalová

Dobroslava is a graduate of the University of Economics. She has extensive experience in finance from stockbroker to portfolio management to director of a private banking distribution network.

After finishing her banking career, she has been volunteering in various fields. For CDE, she is involved in export credit agency activities. In her spare time, she practices AIKIDO and yoga.

Barbora Valešová
coordinator of Climate Coalition

In CDE, she is the director of the Climate Coalition. She also works as an EVVO lecturer at the Veronica Ecological Institute and the Hády Land Association in Brno and occasionally in other eco-centers.

She studied media studies and journalism and environmental humanities at the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno. She focuses on environmental education and communication of environmental issues to the public.

Jitka Martínková
communications coordinator of Climate Coalition

In CDE, Jitka works as a communications coordinator of Climate Coalition.

She graduated from humanities at Masaryk University in Brno. Besides her work, she started to study again at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

In the past, she gained work experiences in online marketing, communications and web administration. She was involved in many various projects and activities in her spare time, including Beyond Psychedelics conference or One World festival. 

Our main activities

  • Influencing transport, energy and climate policies and legislation
  • Education and awareness-raising about climate change and its impacts
  • Organising information exchange among NGOs and international co-operation and networking
  • Promoting energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy
  • Increasing transparency of export credit agencies
  • Preparation of expert studies

Centre for Transport and Energy is a member of networks of Czech environmental NGOs Green Circle and one of the founding members of the platform of Czech environmental and development NGOs Climate Coalition. Our activity is not confined to the borders of the Czech Republic, we also participate actively in international networks: CEE Bankwatch Network (a network of environmental NGOs monitoring the activities of international financial institutions in the CEE region), Climate Action Network Europe and European Federation for Transport and Environment.

Managing board

Romana Kaclíková, předsedkyně správní rady

Lucie Černá, členka správní rady

Jiří Jeřábek, člen správní rady

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