Paula Caballero

Senior Director for Environment & Natural Resources Global Practice, World Bank

Paula Caballero is the Senior Director for Environment & Natural Resources Global Practice at the World Bank. Prior to this, she was the Director for Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia. In this role, she was one of the leading architects of the Sustainable Development Goals and managed the team responsible for formulating foreign policy on a broad range of sustainable development issues including climate change, biodiversity, land degradation, fisheries, agriculture, and transboundary systems, working closely with a wide array of national and international counterparts. She was awarded a Zayed International Prize for the Environment in 2014 for her contribution to “environmental action leading to positive change”. Earlier in her career, she served with the Energy and Environment Unit for Latin America & Caribbean at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She was also Assistant Executive Director for the Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea (ACOPS), and has worked with academia, media, and the private sector. Ms. Caballero has a Master’s degree in International Relations (Transboundary Water Management) from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a BA, Magna cum Laude, from Brown University.