External speakers

Beatriz Yordi Aguirre

Director, European & International Carbon Markets, European Commission, Directorate General for Climate Action (CLIMA)

Beatriz Yordi is a Director in DG Climate Action leading the team responsible for the EU Emissions Trading System, promoting carbon pricing and advancing innovation, opportunities and competitiveness in line with the Paris agreement. She specialised in fundamental physics at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

A pioneer in renewable energy policies, she joined the European Commission in 1994, working on energy policy, Eco-innovation, Green businesses and the LIFE programme in DG Energy, DG Environment and EASME. Her career began at the Research Centre CIEMAT and this was followed by the role as young Chief Engineer in Endesa-RWE and Notary’s joint venture designing and constructing the first European solar PV plant.