Former Minister of Environment, co-chair of the International Resource Panel, Brazil Izabella Teixeira is Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel of the UN Environment (IRP/UNEP); member of the High-Level Advisory Board of UN-DESA and Honorary President of ACRJ’s Environment Council. Throughout her career, Izabella Teixeira held different administrative positions in the Ministry of Environment, in the Rio de Janeiro State Government and in IBAMA, where she joined in 1984. She played a key role in the negotiation of the Paris Agreement and was appointed, in 2012, to serve on the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In 2013, she won the UN Environment’s “Champions of the Earth” Global Award for her contribution to reducing deforestation in the Amazon.

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