Vice President and Ecological Transition Minister of Spain
Teresa Ribera is the Vice President of the Government of Spain and the Minister of the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. Prior to that, Ms. Ribera was Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) from 2014 to 2018, which 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 Spanish environmental and climate policies, as well as the country's National Meteorological Agency. She has also been a public official of the Senior Corps of State Civil Administrators and has taught at the Autonomous University of Madrid.