United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Master's, Anthropology, London School of Economics; Certificate in Organizational Development, Georgetown University. 1982, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Costa Rica, Bonn, Germany; 1987-88, Director, International Cooperation, Ministry of Planning, Costa Rica; 1988-90, Chief of Staff to Minister of Agriculture; 1994-96, Director, Technical Secretariat, Renewable Energy in Americas; 1995, founded Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas, a non-profit think tank for climate change policy and capacity-building; served as Director until 2003; 2008-09, Vice-President, Bureau of the Conference of Parties; adviser to private sector on how to play leadership role in mitigation. Since May 2010, current position. Former member, several boards of non-governmental organizations involved in climate change issues, including Voluntary Carbon Standard. Author on design of climate solutions.