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Teresa Ribera

Minister for the Ecological Transition, Spain,

Teresa Ribera is Deputy Prime Minister of the Spanish Government and Minister for the 

Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.

Prior to that, Ms Ribera was Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) from 2014 to 2018, and enabled the Institute to play a key role in the negotiation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the transition towards sustainable development.

She served as the Spanish Secretary of State for Climate Change and Biodiversity from 2008 to 2011, responsible for environmental and climate policies, as well as the National Meteorological Agency. A public official from the Senior Corps of State Civil Administrators, she has also taught as professor in public law at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

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