Izabella Teixeira

    Former Minister (2010 – 2016)
    The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment

    1) Academic Background
    • Ph. D. and M.Sc. in Energy Planning, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    • Specialist in Environmental Management, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Licensing, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    • B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, University of Brasilia

    2) Professional Experience
    • Co-Chair International Resource Panel – IRP/UNEP (since 2017)
    • Senior Fellow for Land Use and Climate Change of Brazilian Center for International Relations – CEBRI (since 2017)
    • Executive Director of New Tracks Environment and Development Consultancy (since 2017)
    • Minister of the Environment of Brazil (since 2010 – 2016, May.)
    • Deputy Minister of the Environment of Brazil (2008-2009)
    • Undersecretary for the Environment, Chief of Staff, Task Leader of the Clean-up Program of the Guanabara Bay of Rio de Janeiro State Secretary for the Environment (2006-2008).
    • Environmental Analyst of the Ministry of Environment (1984-2016)

    3) International Expertise
    • Head of the Brazilian Delegation on negotiations of the Paris Agreement of the UN Convention on Climate Change.
    • Member of the High Level Panel on Global Sustainability of UN´s Secretary General
    • Member of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda of UN´s Secretary General.
    • Key leader of Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
    • Head of the Brazilian Delegation on negotiations of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
    • Head of the Brazilian Delegation on negotiations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and of BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China).
    • Head of the Brazilian Delegation on the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

    4) Outstanding Award
    • Champions of the World award for Policy Leadership of the United Nations Environment Program (2013).

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