Ivan Blokov has worked for environmental protection for nearly 30 years. During the major part of that time he worked for Greenpeace Russia and Greenpeace International. For more than 15 yearshe has been a member of the Public Council of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
In the 1990s, Blokovinitiated the process of nominating Russian territories for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.He constantly challenges national officials and makes environmental authorities feel uncomfortable by raising burning issues, which they would prefer to avoid. One such unresolved issue is the shocking amount of oil pipelines ruptures and oil leaks in Russia.
Blokov has a degree in technical sciences and is author and co-author of several books regarding environmental protection issues – e.g. the Chernobyl disaster consequences for human health, “the politics of environmental policy in Russia” and, most recently, “Environment and its protection in Russia during post-Soviet period (changes during 25 years)”.