HE Razan Al Mubarak

President, International Union for Conservation of Nature
UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28

Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak is a United Arab Emirates native who for more than twenty years has supported her country’s efforts to realise a more sustainable future while spearheading progressive environmental protection, species conservation, and global climate action. She was elected President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it, in September 2021. She is the second woman to lead the organisation in its 75-year history and its first president from West Asia. Her Excellency Razan Al Mubarak is serving a two-year term as UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for the leadership team of COP28 Presidency.

Her diverse experience leading the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, the largest environmental regulatory agency in the Middle East, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, an international philanthropic organisation supporting species conservation projects worldwide, and Emirates Nature – WWF, an Emirates-based NGO focused on citizen engagement, and Chairwoman of International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), earned her recognition as one of the top 100 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2018.