Ambassador Laurence Tubiana
Laurence Tubiana is the French Ambassador for climate change negotiations and the special representative for COP 21. A globally recognized specialist of climate change and development issues, Ms. Tubiana founded in 2001 the Institute for sustainable development and international relations (IDDRI) and has authored over a hundred papers, reports and books on these topics. She was an adviser of Prime Minister Lionel Jospin on sustainable development from 1998 to 2002, and held the position of Director of global public goods at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Tubiana currently chairs the Board of the French Development Agency (AFD), co-chairs the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and is a member of the United Nations Scientific Advisory Board.
Minister Delegate Hakima El Haite
Hakima El Haite has been the Moroccan Delegate Minister to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, in charge of the Environment for three years. She is the Vice President of the Bureau of COP 21, and Special Envoy of the Kingdom of Morocco for COP 22. A passionate proponent of Climate Change Action, the Environment and Human Dignity, Ms. El Haite has more than 15 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in the environmental sector, and decades of engagement with Civil Society. In 2016, Ms El Haite was appointed by the President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, Knight of the National Order of the Légion d’Honneur. Mr. Laurent Fabius, then President of COP 21, also honoured her with the hammer of the COP 21 Presidency. Her long-term commitment to civil society, the depth of her entrepreneurial experience and the scope of her mandate as a policy-maker are the axes on which she intends to rely.