Teresa Ribera is the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI). Previously, she was Senior Adviser on International Climate Policy at IDDRI. She was Secretary of State for Climate Change in Spain’s Government between 2008 and 2011. She held different technical positions in the ministries of Public Works, Transportation and Environment, and was Director-General for climate. She also worked in the renewable energy sector. 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 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.