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THE COMMISSION

"Climate change is our common existential risk. Without further ambition and faster pace we will exceed the goals in the Paris Agreement. The time has come to mobilise every means at our disposal to prevent an overshoot."

Arancha González Laya

Dean, Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, former Foreign Minister of Spain

Arancha González is the Dean of PSIA at Sciences Po and first woman to lead the world's third school for Politics and International Studies. Prior to joining PSIA, Ms González served as Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (2020-2021). She previously was Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (2013-2020). Between 2005 and 2013 she served as Chief of Staff to the Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Before that she held senior positions at the European Commission in the areas of international trade and development. Ms González started her career as a lawyer in the private sector.

Arancha González Laya
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