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Women in Energy Lunch: Yera Ortiz de Urbina, Senior Liaison Officer International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Past Event

April 11, 2017

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Please join the The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School and the Center on Global Energy Policy for a Women in Energy lunch with Yera Ortiz de Urbina, Senior Liaison Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Ms. Ortiz de Urbina will discuss her current job, career paths, and perspectives on what it means to be a female leader in the energy industry. This event is only open to current female grad students. Since space is limited, RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come basis until capacity is reached. Please only RSVP if you can commit to attending. Lunch will be provided. LOCATION: The New School Klein Conference Room (Room 510) 66 West 12th Street New York, NY 10011 *** Biography Yera Ortiz de Urbina joined the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in 2014 as representative of the Agency to the United Nations. At IRENA, her main duties entail engaging in relevant intergovernmental processes in the areas of sustainable development and climate change. She also supports IRENA?s global outreach strategy and its mission to support countries in advancing their sustainable energy agendas. Prior to joining IRENA, Yera was posted at the Spanish and then the European Union Missions to the UN, where she was responsible for the sustainable development portfolio. A career diplomat, she has also served as Charge d?Affaires in Baghdad (Iraq), as well as in Amman (Jordan) and at the European Commission in Brussels. She brings to IRENA over 15 years of international experience with a focus on multilateral affairs and development. She is a Spanish national, married and has two children.


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