Sandra Guzman Luna
Sandra Guzman Luna is the Founder of the Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC for its name in Spanish), working on areas such as tracking climate finance flows and needs, elaborating national strategies on climate finance, and mainstreaming climate change in public finance systems. She is the author of the Sustainable Finance Index and has created other methodologies related to climate finance tracking as part of her work in GFLAC.
She has a rich experience of over seventeen years in climate policy, climate finance and climate negotiations. She was a Manager of climate finance at Climate Policy Initiative. She worked as a consultant for the Standing Committee on Climate Finance at the UNFCCC on the first report on the determination of the needs of developing country Parties related to implementing the Convention and the Paris Agreement. She is also former General Director of Climate Change Policies at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico.
Sandra holds a PhD in Politics from the University of York, a Master’s degree in Environment Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, a Diploma on Sustainable Finance from the University of Oxford, and a Degree in International Relations from the National University of Mexico.
She was the first Mexican chosen to be part of the Homeward Bound Project, visiting Antartica to document the impacts of climate change in the territory. She was awarded as the Intellectual of the Year in 2018 by the Marie Claire Magazine and was also, selected as one of the 34 Global Change-Makers by the Chevening Scholarship of the UK Government in 2019. In 2022 she and GFLAC were awarded as one of the sustainable leaders in LAC by The Global School of Social Leaders.
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