The Project is supported in its activities by a series of experts with diverse profiles: technical experts, legal experts, economic and financial experts and communication experts.
Hernán Carlino (Director)
Specialist in climate policy, with experience in economics, international negotiations, regulatory affairs and education. He is a full member of the Argentine Academy of Environmental Sciences. He has more than 35 years of experience in project formulation and evaluation, environmental economics and regulation. For the last 25 years he has worked at the national and international level on climate policy and negotiations, including REDD. He has also worked on carbon market regulation for the United Nations, as a member of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, and its Accreditation Panel. He has experience in the design and implementation of programs and projects to internalize climate change into national strategies and plans in developing countries. He has been a consultant for UNDP, UNEP, the Executive Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, ECLAC, PAHO, IDB, CAF, and CABEI, among others. Since 2011 he has been a researcher on climate policy issues, regulatory frameworks and climate finance at the Torcuato Di Tella Foundation and since 2013 he has directed the Foundation’s Center for Global Climate Change Studies. For 45 years he has been a university lecturer and professor at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in several Argentine universities. He is the author of publications on environmental economics, climate change and sustainable financing.
Consultant specialising in energy-related issues and researcher focusing on energy, climate change and knowledge management at the Fundación Torcuato Di Tella. He was Undersecretary of Energy Planning at the Ministry of Finance of Argentina. He was in charge of updating the National Energy and Climate Change Plan. Between 2016 and 2018 he was National Director of Energy Information at the Ministry of Energy and Mining. In 2018 he was co-responsible for the development on issues related to energy data transparency and market digitalization in the framework of the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group, and in 2019, he was head of the Argentinean delegation to the same working group. Previously, he served as advisor to the Vice President of the Energy and Mining Commission of the Honorable Senate of the Nation and provided technical assistance to agencies such as the IDB, the World Bank, UNDP and UNEP. Since 2011 he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Instituto Argentino de la Energía “General Mosconi” and a member of the Latin American Association of Energy Economics.
Agricultural Engineer. He is an expert in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in the agricultural sector, and works in the environmental management of dairy farms and feedlots in components of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), nutrient assessment and management indicators. Since 2014 he is senior technician and project leader in the Environment area (R&D – CREA). He is a private consultant in agribusiness, and in short projects of Low Carbon Livestock for FAO. He participates in livestock and environment in the Livestock Commission of the RedBPA, in the Argentine Roundtable on Sustainable Meat (MACS, in Spanish) and in the Global Roundtable Sustainable Beef (GRSB). He participated in the AFOLU component of the Argentine GHG inventories (2010, 2012), the First and Second Biannual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Update Report (BUR), and is the author of the Guide of Good Practices in Manure Management in Dairy Farms. He has been teaching at the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires (FAUBA) since 2008.
Holds a Master Degree in Economics from Torcuato Di Tella University, as well as an Economics undergraduate degree from the same institution. She has been selected to participate in the Virtual Lab on Sustainable Finance and Impact Investment organized by AECID and UNED Micaela has 18 years of experience in economic and financial analysis and regulatory and consulting activities in most Latin American countries, focusing on energy, infrastructure, and climate change projects. Her professional training in economics, later completed with postgraduate studies, allowed her, together with an intensive professional practice, to have a solid knowledge of the subject. Since 2005 she has been involved in research and consultancy work at the Torcuato Di Tella Foundation and Institute on Economics of Climate Change, including carbon pricing projects, green and carbon finance platforms, training for decision makers and promotion of a regional environmental agenda. Since 2003 she has been a university lecturer and professor at undergraduate and graduate levels in several Argentinean universities. She is the author of publications on economic, energy and climate change issues.
Agricultural Engineer from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Master of Science (MSc) in Soil Survey and Land Evaluation from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Specialized in risk management with focus on the agricultural and forestry sector, he has worked as an expert in international companies such as Agricultural Risk Management, Partner Re and Swiss Re for Latin America. He has also worked as a Director in the insurance companies Seguradora Brasileira Rural and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, both based in Brazil. Since 2017, he has been the Treasurer of the Latin American Association for the Development of Agricultural Insurance (ALASA, in Spanish). He is currently responsible for the agricultural sector in Latin America and South Africa at the reinsurer Axa XL, based in São Paulo, Brazil.
Economist specialized in Environmental Economics and Climate Change. She holds a PhD, MA and BA in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires, with post-doctoral studies in Energy Economics and energy planning (IAE-COPIME). She has participated in numerous projects requested from the public sector and multilateral organizations, including programs of the United Nations (UNDP, UNEP, ECLAC), IDB, World Bank, CAF, CABEI, IDRC, UNFCCC and governments of Argentina and other Latin American countries. She has also been a researcher at the ECLAC-UN Office in Buenos Aires and the Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación (CENIT, in Spanish). Since 2009 she has been a researcher at the Torcuato Di Tella Foundation on climate change economics, climate finance and carbon markets. For more than 18 years she has been a university and postgraduate lecturer at several Argentinean universities. She is author and co-author of several publications on environmental economics and climate change.
Lawyer, graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She has taken several specialization courses in Natural Resources, Environment and Agribusiness. She obtained a scholarship from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) to participate in Climate Change studies in Tsukuba, Japan. From 2006 to 2010 she worked at the National Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development, in the Directorate of Climate Change. Since 2010 she has been involved in research and consultancy work at the Torcuato Di Tella Foundation and Institute, in the areas of knowledge management, legal and institutional framework and public policies, related to environmental issues. Also since 2010, she has worked as an environmental legal advisor at the Argentine Association of Agricultural Experimentation (AACREA, in Spanish), in the environmental area. She currently teaches a specialization course in Agribusiness at Austral University and has numerous publications in legal journals.
Bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences from University of Salvador. Master in Natural Environment, Global Change and Socio-ecological Sustainability from the University of Andalucía, Spain, with a scholarship from the Carolina Foundation. She has completed the postgraduate course on Strategic Management for Sustainable Development at the Argentine University of Enterprise (UADE, in Spanish). Since 2004 she has worked as a consultant on sustainability and climate change issues for public and private sector projects and civil society organizations. She worked at Deloitte, leading verifications of sustainability reports and developing sustainability strategies for major companies. She coordinated the Climate Finance Readiness project of the National Directorate of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). She was a lecturer in the Environmental Sciences program from 2008 to 2015.
Industrial Engineer from the University of Buenos Aires with a postgraduate degree in Electricity Market Management from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. He is a specialist in climate change mitigation, with more than 20 years of experience. He has served as a member of technical panels of international organizations: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (lead author of the Mitigation-Industry Chapter of the V Assessment Report on Climate Change) and the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (Clean Development Mechanism Methodologies Panel and Roster of experts). He is President of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute and member of the Board of Directors of the Torcuato Di Tella University.
Industrial Engineer from the University of Buenos Aires. Master of Sciences in Energy Economics, Institut d’Energie et de Politique de l’Energie, University of Social Sciences of Grenoble, France. Specialization in Energy Planning at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE-UFRJ). Since 2008 he participates in research and consultancy work at the Torcuato Di Tella Foundation, as a specialist in Energy and Climate Change. He has been an independent consultant for organizations such as ECLAC, IDB and UNDP. Professor of the Master’s Degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at the Oil and Gas Institute of the University of Buenos Aires and Master’s Degree in Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Cuyo. Guest professor at the Center for Energy Regulatory Activity Studies (CEARE-UBA). Director of the Diploma on Energy Economics and Energy Planning, Professional Council of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (COPIME) and Instituto Argentino de la Energía General Mosconi. Vice-President of the Argentine Energy Institute “General Mosconi” and President of the Latin American Association of Energy Economists (ALADEE, in Spanish). He has participated in numerous publications.
Alfoso Rodríguez Vagaría
Forest Engineer graduated in 2007. Magister Scientiae in integrated watershed management. Consultant in the Third Climate Change Communication in Argentina and in the First Biannual Update Report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions (BUR). Participates in research and extension projects. Assistant professor in forestry engineering since 2007. Instructor professor in training courses on wooden housing construction under Argentine regulations.
Agricultural Engineer from the University of Buenos Aires. Master and PhD from Purdue University (USA). Coordinator of the Environmental area of the Argentine Association of Agricultural Experimentation (AACREA, in Spanish), from August 2009 to July 2018. General Manager of a farming company in the southeast of Buenos Aires from 2005 to the present. Member of the compiling team of the Third National Communication, and First and Second Biannual Update Report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions (BUR) for the AFOLU sector. Member of the IPCC, from 2015 to date, as author of the 2019 methodological report and member of the Emission Factors Database Board (EFDB). Graduate professor in hydrological modeling in the Master’s program in Watersheds at the National University of La Plata, since 2006.