Teresa Ribera

Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

Teresa Ribera is Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI). Before her appointment as director, in July 2014, she was Senior Advisor on International Climate Policy at IDDRI.

Teresa Ribera was Secretary of State for Climate Change in Spain’s Government between 2008 and 2011, responsible for environment and climate policies as well as the national meteorological agency. She held different technical positions in the ministries of Public Works, Transportation and Environment (1996-2004) and was Director-General for climate (2004-2008).

She is a frequent collaborator to several think tanks and non-profit organisations, as well as to different international organisations. She has participated in numerous conferences, workshops and publications on climate change, environment, energy, international governance and EU institutions.

Teresa Ribera chairs the Advisory Board of the Momentum For Change UNFCCC Initiative; She is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Advisory Council on Climate in the WEF, and of the UNSDSN's Global Leadership Council.