H.E. Sara Aagesen Muñoz - Secretary of State for Energy - Spain

H.E. Sara Aagesen Muñoz

Secretary of State for Energy

Speaker at:

  • Ministerial Keynote Address

Sara Aagesen (Madrid, 1976) is a Chemical Engineer from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, specialising in the Environment in 2001. In 2020, she was appointed Spain’s Secretary of State for Energy. In 2018, she was appointed advisor to the cabinet of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition, where she was responsible for the direction and coordination of the draft National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 and the Long-Term Strategy 2050. She also participated in the design of policies and measures for the new energy regulatory framework. In 2013, she received the Order of Civil Merit for the Environment, awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. In 2002, she joined the Spanish Climate Change Office, where she has developed a career on climate action and the energy transition at both national and international level. Among other responsibilities, she has been in charge of sectoral analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and projections, energy scenarios and planning in the different economic sectors, and has participated in the design and development of innovative instruments for climate change mitigation in Spain. Since 2002, she has been a negotiator for the Spanish delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Experts (IPCC). She has been a member of the UN Environment Programme’s Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in addition to participating as a national expert in various working groups of the European Commission and in monitoring and evaluation of EU regulation.

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