Pavol Široký graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava in 2002; he studied Geology, specialising in engineering geology and hydrogeology. In 1993 and 1994, he was an activist and volunteer at Greenpeace Slovakia. He founded the association Za Matku Zem in 1994, where he worked for 17 years on energy and climate projects in Slovakia and abroad. In 2007, he was assistant for AGREE.NET in Slovakia with the Friends of the Earth, CEPA, where he dealt with the position document on sustainable uses of biomass.

Pavol Široký is the founder of the Slovak Climate Coalition network, which he coordinated in 2008-2011. In 2011-2015 he worked as a climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace Slovakia. He dealt primarily with emission permit trading, coal, energy efficiency, energy security and the Ukrainian-Russian crisis, renewable sources of energy and, in 2013-2015, also issues of uranium and Mochovce NPP. Since 2015, he has worked as an independent expert on energy, climate change and geology, and coordinated energy and climate activities at Za Matku Zem.

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