Kf cohort kayak 2017

2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Independent Consultant at Climate Action Reserve and Conservation Strategy Fund

Currently working for the Climate Action Reserve in the development of a forest carbon project in Mexico and for the Conservation Strategy Fund in evaluating the economic value of key ecosystem services in protected areas in Mexico.

Valle de Bravo, Estado de Mexico 51200

I also have expertise in:

San Juan Lachao, Oaxaca 68000

Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur 23574

Estado de Mexico 51200

Cecilia has more than 15 years of experience working on conservation and natural resource management. She has worked as a consultant since 2010, focusing on forest carbon markets, biodiversity monitoring, and conservation economics. In 2010, she started working for the Climate Action Reserve, contributing to the development of the Mexico Forest Protocol and implementation of forest carbon projects. She has also contributed to the development of Mexico ́s REDD+ Strategy. In 2015, she joined the Conservation Strategy Fund where she collaborates on projects related to conservation economics, including the valuation of ecosystem services. Prior to working as a consultant, she headed Pronatura Mexico’s Climate Change program. Cecilia received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana and has a Master of Science in biodiversity, wildlife and ecosystem health from the University of Edinburgh.

Interest Areas

Collaboration Interests

Economic Valuation of ecosystem services, biodiversity monitoring, biodiversity finance, carbon finance

I Am Seeking

To collaborate with other fellows that are working on the same issues as I am. I think that the environmental issues are many and that we have to address them through different fronts. I am very interested in ecosystem service valuation and behavior change.

I Can Offer

I have been working mostly on the carbon world and REDD+ but most recently on ecosystem service valuation. Most of my work has been in Mexico, but I have knowledge of some work done in Latin America.

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