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Cristiana Paşca Palmer

Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Cristiana Paşca Palmer is the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Prior to her CBD appointment, Ms. Paşca Palmer served as Romania’s Minister for Environment, Waters and Forests. She has extensive experience in global policymaking and in coordinating the implementation of environment and sustainable development policies, programs and projects at the national and international levels. She was the Head of the Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resources Unit within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO-EuropeAID) and has worked on natural capital accounting at the Joint Research Center.