Telephone: +372 62 76 102
Title: Centre Director, SEI Tallinn
Tea is currently managing the SEI Tallinn Centre in addition to running the Environmental Economics Programme of the Centre. She also carries out separate research projects.
Tea has her education in environmental policy, public administration, production management and economics. At present her main field of research is capital approach in monitoring and management of the long-term sustainable development.
The main focus is on integration of economic and environmental policies as well as sustainable development indicators. She is also interested in researching micro-macro linkages of environmental accounting to provide needed information for modeling and scenario analyses in national policy impact assessments.
Tea also has experience in introducing environmental management systems in private and public sector.
She is a member of national expert group on Strategic Impact Assessment coordinated by the Estonian State Chancellery as well as a member of joint the UNECE/OECD/EUROSTAT Working Group on Statistics for Sustainable Development (WGSSD).
Work experience before SEI
Researcher at Åbo Akademi University (Finland) 01/2005–12/2007
Project Manager at Environment Commission of the Union of the Baltic Cities (Finland) 08/2001–12/2004
Adviser to the Minister of Economics and Communication (Estonia) 04/2002–04/2003
Project manager and research fellow at Policy Research Centre PRAXIS (Estonia) 08/2000 – 07/2001
Lecturer at Concordia International University of Estonia 09/1995–06/2001, in addition many consultancies.
PhD studies on Public Administration at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Master of International Affairs (MIA), School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, New York, USA (1995)
Bachelor in Production economics and management at Tallinn Technical University (1993).
Programme: Policy and Institutions; Future Sustainability
- Developing and analysing Estonian Environmental Taxes Account – for the Estonian Statistical Office (2008/2009).
- Study on natural resource taxes and suggestions for the concept and new rates till 2015 - for the Ministry of Environment (2007/2008).
- Analysis of the demand and supply of the eco-innovative technologies in Estonia and contributing to the draft of the National Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP) - for the Estonian Ministry of Environment (2007/2008).
- Study on possible monitoring mechanisms for Ecological Tax Reform in Estonia - for the Ministry of Finance (2006/2007)
Natural environment and the quality of life (Report - 2010)
Analyses of Natural Resource Extraction Charges in Estonia (Report - 2008)