Gia Ibay is the head of the Climate Change and Energy Programme of WWF Philippines and serves as Earth Hour Philippines’ National Director. She chaired the National Renewable Energy Board’s sub-committee on Public Relations and IEC.
Her expertise includes environmental law and policy, climate change, climate finance, pollution, hazardous waste, EIA, renewable energy legislation and policy. The first Climate Change Attaché of the British Embassy Manila, she has worked at the Manila Observatory, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Environmental Management Bureau. She has peer-reviewed, co-written papers on environmental issues and is a Philippine delegation member to the UNFCCC. Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Laws degree, Atty. Ibay has received training from the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A., and the Renewables Academy (RENAC), Berlin, Germany.