H.E. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
Environment Minister, Peru
H.E. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is Minister of State for Environment in Peru and a lawyer specialising in environmental law and policy.
Former positions have included Executive Director, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law; President, Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense; President, Permanent Seminar on Agricultural Research; Director, National Fund for Natural Areas Protected by the State, PROFONANPE; and Alliance Director, Tropical Andes.
His Excellency teaches environmental law, natural resources management and mining, energy and environment, and is Programme Coordinator at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
Minister Pulgar-Vidal will be the host of COP20, as Peru takes over the presidency of the largest global event on climate change. The negotiations will aim to reach an international binding agreement that can replace the Kyoto Protocol.