Dr. Izabella Teixeira Senior Advisor

A Senior Advisor at Brennan & Partners, Dr. Izabella Teixeira was Minister of the Environment of Brazil from 2010 – 2016, serving as Deputy Minister of the Environment from 2008 – 2010. She holds a Ph.D. in Energy Planning.

Dr. Teixeira’s international experience comes from the negotiation and management of international projects in Brazil (e.g. PPG7). At the invitation of the UN Secretary General, she was a member of the High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability. She was also a key leader of the 2012 UN´s Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. After Rio+20 she was again appointed by the UN Secretary-General as a member of the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (SDGs Agenda 2030). In 2015, Minister Teixeira was Head of the Brazilian Delegation on negotiations of the Paris Agreement of the UN Convention on Climate Change.

In recognition of her outstanding career, in 2013 Minister Teixeira received the United Nations Environment Program “Champions of the Earth” award for Policy Leadership.

Today, Dr. Teixeira is Co-Chair of The UN International Resource Panel (IRP/UNEP-ONU), a Board Member at the UN DESA, a Senior Fellow of Institute Arapyaú and Trustee for Environment and Climate Change of Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI). Dr. Teixeira was special adviser to the Chairs of COP 27 and COP 28 of the UNFCCC and is a member of the Friends of the Paris Agreement.  She also is international adviser on climate change and sustainability for the private and financial sectors and a Board Member of the Social and Economic National Brazilian Development Bank – BNDES. She is also member of the Sustainability Committee of BRASKEM, BRF and IBRAM (Brazilian Institute of Mining) and member of the International Nature Board of BASF. In 2024, she also is the Co-Chair of the T-20 of the G-20.

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