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Arnau Queralt-Bassa
Chair of the European Network of Environment and Sustainable Advisory Councils, director of the Advisory Council for Sustainable Development of Catalonia

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B.A in Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Master in Public Management from ESADE, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Pompeu Fabra University. He holds a Diploma in European Studies from the Diplomatic School of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Director of the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia since October 2011. Since 2017, secretary of the Interministerial Commission for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Catalonia and, from 2020, member of the Sectorial Commission for the 2030 Agenda in Spain on behalf of the Government of Catalonia. Member of the interministerial commissions on Climate Change and Ecodesign in the Government of Catalonia.

Chair of the network European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) from January 2015 and co-chair of its WG Sustainable Development. On behalf of the EEAC, he has been observer to the European Commission High Level Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the EU and member of the Group of Experts on Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education of the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi).

Member of the Union for the Mediterranean Climate Change Expert Group and member of the Steering Committee of the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC). Member of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) taskforces on SDGs and Climate Change.