Dr Barbara Botos is the Deputy Secretary of State for Climate Policy at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary. Previously, she was Head of the Department of Climate Policy at the Ministry of National Development. Currently, she is in charge of international, EU and national climate change, renewable and energy efficiency policy-making and programs. She has been actively involved in the UNFCCC and EU climate negotiations for the last 11 years as head of the Hungarian delegation and UNFCCC and IPCC focal point of Hungary. Previously, Barbara was teaching at universities and worked for local governments in the field of environmental protection and climate policy. She is a member of the Women in Energy Association.