H.R.H. Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme is the Climate Envoy for the Netherlands. His role is to help raise global ambition and foster international collaboration on climate action.
Jaime has an extensive diplomatic career in forging partnerships for innovative solutions to complex global challenges. As Senior Advisor on Private Sector Partnerships for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) he led the Clean Energy Challenge to bring renewable energy solutions to refugees.As the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Holy See (Vatican, under the leadership of Pope Francis) he partnered on climate action, peace negotiations and forced migration. As Special Envoy for Natural Resources, he initiated the Responsible Mining Index and set up conflict-free supply chains of metals and minerals in the DRC with the private sector and civil society.
He was selected to be a member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Competition, worked in the field as Political Advisor to the Dutch Commander of the NATO Peacekeeping Mission in Afghanistan and helped set up the Netherlands Embassy in Iraq. He has held various other roles in MENA, Africa and Latin America.
Born in the Netherlands, Jaime holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from Brown University. He is married and has two daughters.