Belén Paez has a Master’s in Ecology, specialist in Climate Change and Forests. She 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 several 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.