MARÍA ISABEL ORTIZ MANTILLA
Secretary of the Environment and Territorial Planning of Guanajuato
Degree in Education Sciences from the University of the Americas-Puebla,
She is studying at FLACSO Mexico, the Master in Energy Policy and Management and
In 2008 she was elected Councilor in the municipality of Puebla. She chaired the Commission on Ecology and Environment, and promoted the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and Sustainable Development of the Municipality of Puebla, which she headed in 2011; contributing substantially to the creation of the Ministry of the Environment and Public Services of the Municipality of Puebla, where she was Executive Director for the Environment. On July 1, 2012, she was elected Federal Deputy in the LXII Legislature, representing the District 11 of the city of Puebla.
In December 2012, elected as president of the GLOBE Mexico Chapter, she represented our country before International Organizations and Instances such as the UN, BANK GLOBAL, UN ENVIRONMENT, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FUND (GEF), NORWEGIAN AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (NORAD) and parliaments of various countries.
In December 2013, she promoted the reform of article 25 of the Constitution to define the national development as sustainable and on October 21, 2014, she presented the initiative to issue the Energy Transition Law, known as the ‘green package’ of the Reform Energetic, following up until its approval and later its publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
From September 2015 to August 2018, she served as an advisor to the Commission of Climate Change in the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union; likewise, she has worked as a consultant on sustainability, energy and government issues.
During the period 2018-2020 she served as vice president of the Association National State Environmental Authorities (ANAAE); thanks to her performance, she was elected as president for the period 2020-2022.
Likewise, she is a member of the Regional Committee of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (REXCOM) and Representative of the Regional Portfolio of Climate Change and Resilience, with valid December 2020- December 2021.
She is currently the Head of the newly created Ministry of the Environment and Planning Territorial of the State of Guanajuato.
She has collaborated with the publication of chapters in the books: The Energy Reform of the Siglo XXI, "Ethical, Social and Economic Reasons of the Energy Transition", El Quehacer Legislative in Sports, "Disability and Sports".
Likewise, she has stood out by giving various conferences on relevant topics such as: environment, sustainability, climate change, renewable energy, bullying and women.
Organización Internacional de Turismo Social
International Organization for Social Tourism