Over the next decade, California may play a unique role in helping to advance state-level REDD+ initiatives. In forums such as the Governor's Climate and Forest Task Force (GCF) and REDD Offsets Working Group (ROW), policymakers in California and around the world are grappling with a wide range of critical issues, including finance, safeguards, reference levels, monitoring, reporting and verification. Panelists in this session will discuss ongoing efforts to build sub-national REDD+ policies and programs linked to California and beyond.
Graduated from Boston University’s School of Management and served as a bussiness developer at CINCS LLC, a firm based in New York City that uses a web-based platform to enable an end-to-end solution in the creation and monetization of Agricultural, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) derived carbon offsets.
After moving back to Mexico, he served as financial and bussiness manager for a sustainable housing company, PANELMOD SA DE CV that has projects in southern Mexico.
After developing several projects in the State of Chiapas, he was invited to work with the Government of the State and became advisor to the Secretary of Finance on sustainable and environmental projects. While he was advisor to the Secretary of Finance, he also served as special representative for the Governor on all International Environmental Matters.
He is currently the Deputy Secretary of Climate Change and Sustainable Development for the State of Chiapas Mexico. Serves under the Secretary of Environmental Affairs.