Global Leader of Climate and Energy
World Wildlife Fund
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is the global leader of Climate & Energy at WWF and interim chair of the IUCN Climate Crisis Commission. He has over 35 years of experience in environmental law and policy, serving as Minister of the Environment of Peru (2011-2016) and President of COP20. Pulgar- Vidal is a professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and a board member of several organisations, including Forest Trends, Amazon Conservation Association, and the Science Based Targets initiative. He is a member of several committees, including the Steering Committees of F20 and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative, and the advisory board of the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations. He is also the chairman of the evaluation council of the French sovereign Green Bonds and an Ambassador for the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns. He has received multiple honours and awards, including the Légion d'Honneur and the Shackleton Medal, and has been inducted into the Earth Hall of Fame of Kyoto.