Teresa Ribera is director of 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. Between September 2012 and June 2013 she has been working in the renewable energy industry, on the deployment of PV solutions. She held different technical positions in the ministries of Public Works, Transportation and Environment (1996-2004) and was Director-General for climate (2004-2008).
Teresa Ribera graduated in Law, holds the diploma in constitutional law and political science of the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales (Spain) and belongs to the Cuerpo Superior de Administradores Civiles del Estado. She has been assistant professor in public law in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).
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.