Hakima El Haite is the Special Envoy for Climate Change from the Kingdom of Morocco. She was the Moroccan Delegate Minister to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, in charge of the Environment, the Special Envoy for COP 22, and the Vice President of the Bureau of COP 21. A passionate proponent of Climate Change Action, the Environment and Human Dignity, Ms. El Haite has more than 15 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in the environmental sector, and decades of engagement with Civil Society. In 2016, Ms El Haite was appointed by the President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, Knight of the National Order of the Légion d’Honneur. Mr. Laurent Fabius, then President of COP 21, also honoured her with the hammer of the COP 21 Presidency. Her long-term commitment to civil society, the depth of her entrepreneurial experience and the scope of her mandate as a policy-maker are the axes on which she intends to rely.