Humberto Delgado Rosa was appointed as Director of Directorate C (Mainstreaming Adaptation and Low Carbon Technology), DG Climate Action, European Commission, since mid-January 2012.
H. Delgado Rosa has relevant experience in European and international environmental policy, particularly in climate change issues. Having served as Secretary of State for the Environment of the Portuguese Government from March 2005 to June 2011, he held responsibility in environmental issues in general, and particularly in climate change, environmental impact assessment, pollution prevention and control, air quality, noise, waste management, biodiversity and nature conservation, sustainable development. During the Portuguese Presidency of the EU in 2007, he acted as EU lead negotiator for the UN Climate Change Conference, when the Bali Roadmap was approved, and he was involved in the launch in Lisbon of the International Carbon Action Partnership, and of the European Initiative on Business and Biodiversity.
In 2005 H.D. Rosa was elected Member of the Portuguese Parliament for the Socialist Party, having interrupted his mandate to integrate the Government. Between 1995 and 2002 he has served as advisor for environmental matters to the Prime-Minister of Portugal.