Ms. Konstantina BIRMPILI
Ms. Birmpili was born in Athens, Greece, in 1969. She is a physicist and has graduated from the University of Athens, Physics Department (1986-1990). She has attended a Master course at Imperial College, University of London on Environmental Technology (1991-1992) and she has completed her studies with her PhD (1992-1995) on environmental management and economics.
She has great experience in coordinating and managing European Union's projects on environment and sustainable development. She has scientific publications in foreign and Greek journals and she has contributions in scientific books. She has been evaluator on European projects on behalf of the EU.
She has been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister’s Office on integrating environmental issues into external policies. During the Greek Presidency of the European Union, she has been coordinating 24 Working Groups on different themes on behalf of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has contributed in the development of a European diplomacy on environment and sustainable development and she has been focal point of the European Diplomacy Network on behalf of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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From 2004, she has been advisor to the President of the Panhellenic Socialist Party and President of the Socialist International.
From September 2009 to June 2011, she was the first Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.
Ambassador Tina (Konstantina) Birmpili took up her duties as Permanent Representative of Greece to the OECD on 30 September 2011.
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