Former Minister of Environment of Peru and Leader of the Climate and Energy Practice
"Urgent measures need to be implemented for the rapid decarbonisation of the economy”
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is leader of WWF’s global Climate & Energy Practice.
Importance of social and cultural contexts to change behaviours for good. Education as a change-driver. Climate related migration. The role of civil society.
17:30 - 19:00
With 30 years of experience in environmental law and policy, he served as Minister of Environment of Peru (2011 to 2016) and President of UNFCCC’s COP20. In 1986 he founded the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law, an influential institution in Latin American, serving as its Executive Director for 20 years.
Mr Pulgar-Vidal holds a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú –where he is professor- and has concluded studies for a Master’s in Business Law at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. He is also a board member of Forest Trends, Amazon Conservation Association and Consultative Member of the Carbon Institute.