Barbara Botos

Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Dr. Barbara Botos is Deputy Secretary of State for Climate Policy at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary. Previously, she was  Head of Department of Climate Policy at the Ministry of National Development. Currently, she is in charge of international and EU and national climate change, renewable and energy efficiency policy making and programs, and the supervision of the National Climate Protection Authority responsible for national F gas regulation and the supervision of Hungarian emission trading installations. She has been actively involved in the UNFCCC and EU climate negotiations for the last 8 years as head of the Hungarian delegation and UNFCCC and IPCC focal point of Hungary. She also coordinates international and bilateral climate finance programmes within her Ministry, Previously, Barbara was teaching at universities and worked for local governments in the field of environmental protection and climate policy. She is a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow of Cornell University, has a PhD degree in Earth Science, is a CEU graduate with an MSc in Environmental Policy and Science, and has a MSc degree as a biologist.