Belén Páez

Specialist in climate change and forests

Master in Ecology, specialist in Climate Change and Forests. Leads implementation programs based on clean energy, ecotourism, bioeconomy, protection and conservation of tropical forests, legal actions to defend collective rights and the rights of nature, and maternal and child health.
Belén has contributed to the victories for the protection of tropical forests and indigenous territorial rights in the Amazon of Ecuador and Peru. She is passionate about a just, post-extractive transition that leads to a transition for life.
Currently, she is the Director of the Pachamama Foundation, created to protect the Amazon and promote the rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples. She is President of the Terra Mater Association, General Secretary of the Sacred Headwaters Initiative and Co-founder of Naku Healing Center.