- Minister for the Yasuní-ITT Initiative of Ecuador
Diplomat, peace negotiator, humanist and politician. Currently, Secretary of State (minister level), Yasuní-ITT Initiative, which proposes a new model of sustainable development that protects biodiversity, supports the livelihood and culture of indigenous communities, and ensures net avoided emissions of greenhouse gases. Goodwill Ambassador for Peace, UNESCO; President, Andean Parliament; Minister, Foreign Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, Fisheries and Competitiveness; Ambassador to the US; Negotiator, Ecuador-Peru Peace Agreement. Founder: Galapagos Conservancy Foundation and Harvard Art for Peace Foundation.