Izabella Teixeira
Former Minister for the Environment in Brazil (2010-2016); UN High Level Advisory Board Member on Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA); Co-Chair International Resource Panel – IRP/UNEP; Senior Fellow of Brazilian Center of International Relations - CEBRI
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Before being elected co-chair of the International Resource Panel in 2017, Dr. Teixeira was Brazil´s Minister of the Environment (2010-2016) and Deputy Minister of the Environment (2008-2010). She received the UNEP Global Award Champion of the Earth in 2013, a Global Political Leadership award. She led Brazil’s negotiations of the Paris Agreement in 2015; she was also head of delegation to previous negotiations of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the invitation of UN´s Secretary General, she was a member of the High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability.
Dr. Teixeira holds a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Brasília, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Energy Planning from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. As career public servant, she held several different positions at the State of Rio de Janeiro, at the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Natural Resources, as Task Leader of the National Environmental Program (with the World Bank), among many others.