Ep37: Teresa Ribera 'Driving the Ecological Transition'
Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister in the Spanish government and the Minister for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, is joining us this week on Cleaning Up. She has played a key role in Spain’s low-carbon transition and is a vocal advocate of a green COVID-19 recovery. Bio Since 2018 Teresa Ribera is a Deputy Prime Minister in the Spanish Government and the Minister for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge. In her role, she has advocated reorienting the Spanish economy towards green tech, put in place a €220m deal to get coal off the grid as well as negotiating a nuclear phase-out. From 2008 to 2011 she held the position of Secretary of State for Climate Change and Biodiversity in the second administration of Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Between her two ministerial stints in government, Teresa was the Director of the Paris-based Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations. In that capacity, she focused on influencing the negotiations towards the Paris Climate Agreement. From 2004 to 2008 she served as Director-General of the Office of Climate Change, and prior to that, Teresa worked closely with different ministries in the Spanish government including Environment, Public Works, and Transportation. Teresa studied law at the Complutense University of Madrid and constitutional law with political science at the Center for Constitutional Studies. Following her studies, she worked as an assistant professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She was featured in Politico’s ‘Class of 2021’ annual ranking of the most powerful people in Europe. In 2018 she received Climate Reality Project Award in the category of 'Public Personality'. Links Bio https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/gobierno/Paginas/130120-teresariberarodrig.aspx Energy pact divides EU as Spain threatens walkout (February 2021) https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-split-over-energy-charter-treaty-as-spain-floats-unilateral-withdrawal/ European Green Deal must be central to a resilient recovery after Covid-19 (April 2020) https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/04/09/european-green-deal-must-central-resilient-recovery-covid-19/ Spain’s socialists win the election with Green New Deal Platform (April 2019) https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/04/29/spains-socialists-win-election-green-new-deal-platform/ European Green Deal must be central to a resilient recovery after Covid-19 (April 2020) https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/04/09/european-green-deal-must-central-resilient-recovery-covid-19/ Declaration from AT, DK, ES, LU, PT on the adoption of the ‘Manifesto for the development of a European “Hydrogen Technologies and Systems” value chain’ https://www.euractiv.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/Declaration-AT-DK-ES-LU-PT-manifesto-IPCEI-hydrogen_clean2.pdf Further Reading: Liebreich: Climate and Finance – Lessons from a Time Machine (March 2021) https://about.bnef.com/blog/liebreich-climate-and-finance-lessons-from-a-time-machine/?fbclid=IwAR1AlzXo4r7zA8v7v5D1XyydcFlU8ueu4h63fuQy1ZU5CvIFqISa2O44KNY About Cleaning Up Once a week Michael Liebreich has a conversation (and a drink) with a leader in clean energy, mobility, climate finance or sustainable development. Each episode covers the technical ground on some aspect of the low-carbon transition – but it also delves into the nature of leadership in the climate transition: whether to be optimistic or pessimistic; how to communicate in order to inspire change; personal credos; and so on. And it should be fun – most of the guests are Michael’s friends. Follow Cleaning Up on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLCleaningUp Follow Cleaning Up on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clea... Follow Cleaning Up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MLCleaningUp Links to other Podcast Platforms: https://www.cleaningup.live/