H.E. Minister Lorena Tapia Núñez 

Minister of Environment, Ecuador

Lorena Tapia is Minister of Environment of Ecuador. Previously, she worked as legal advisor for the ministry’s program for environmental and social rehabilitation (Programa de Reparación Ambiental y Social, PRAS). Because of her perseverance in strengthening the program and protecting the environmental  and safeguarding community rights, she was appointed as minister. Lorena Tapia is a lawyer with a Master’s degree in Corporate Law of the Pontifical University of Santiago de Chile. She also completed studies in Sustainable Development and Globalization at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO), and in Environmental Management at the Tecnológico of Monterrey, Mexico.