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Prof Simone Borg

(Ambassador for Climate Action Malta)

Professor Simone Borg is Malta’s Ambassador for Climate Action and chairs the National Climate Action Board. Prof Borg is a resident academic at the University of Malta, a visiting lecturer at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute and has lectured at various universities abroad. Simone Borg recently chaired the Steering Committee for Malta’s National Post COVID Strategy.

Prof. Borg started her career as a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was Malta’s negotiator in various Environmental Multilateral Agreements and more lately in the climate change negotiations, and also drafted national environmental law and policy. In 2017, during Malta’s tenure of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, she chaired the EU working party on climate negotiations.

Prof Borg is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and authored various publications on both ocean governance and climate change. In 2017 she received the French National Order of Merit for her work as a diplomat on climate action in Malta and within the International community. She was recently awarded the Inspirational Leadership Award by the British High Commission in Malta for her work on climate action.