Ikerbasque professor and director of the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) (Spain). She was director of the Air Pollution Effects and Carbon Cycle Programme at the Centre for Mediterranean Environmental Studies (CEAM) in Valencia, while advising the Spanish Government on land use and forest issues in the multilateral negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the EU Commission and the US Environmental Agency (US EPA). Member of the Executive Board of the UNFCCC's Net Development Mechanism. She was at the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn and was coordinator of the UNREDD programme at the FAO. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 as an author of the IPCC, with which she has been collaborating since 2003 on its reports. She is also an advisor to the Green Climate Fund, the World Bank's Biocarbon Fund, CIFOR, the FAO and various governments of developing countries on forestry and land use issues.