CEO, Latin American Climate Initiative
He was recently appointed CEO of the Latin American Climate Initiative, a new regional grant making institution devoted to supporting policies and measures to mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases in Mexico and Brazil. He held senior positions at the Ministry for the Environment, including President of the National Ecology Institute, the leading environmental research and policy think-tank in Mexico. He was also Director General for Research on local, regional and global pollution. Before moving into the climate change field, he spent 8 years coordinating research and regulatory work on air pollution, including setting standards for vehicles and fuels. He participated in 10 Conferences of the Parties of the Climate Convention as part of the Mexican Delegation. His team prepared the National Communications to the Climate Convention, including the greenhouse national inventories and the first low carbon studies that led to the establishment of the 2020 national mitigation goal. Adrian Fernandez has a BSc in Biology from the Metropolitan University, a Masters in Environmental Technology and a PhD in Air Pollution both from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London.