New AtlanticistApr 30, 2021
Raising ambitions: How Latin America and the Caribbean is tackling the climate crisis
By Valentina Sader
The Americas are a crucial player in coordinated efforts to tackle global climate change, so we asked experts from the Atlantic Council and elsewhere to lay out what’s next.
Global Energy ForumNov 4, 2020
What the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement means for the global fight against climate change
By Margaret Jackson and Jorge Gastelumendi
The pandemic illustrated the critical role for strong national leadership in combating a crisis and what happens when countries—including the United States—fail to cooperate on a multilateral level to find a solution.
As a recognized climate and environmental policy and finance leader, lawyer and passionate, public-spirited professional, Jorge joins the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), where he was MD, External Affairs, Global Strategies and previously head of TNC’s International Climate Finance Team. He also served as Chief Advisor and negotiator to the Government of Peru, leading to the adoption of the Paris Agreement in the government’s dual role as UNFCCC COP20 Presidency and co-chair of the Green Climate Fund’s board. Earlier in his career, Jorge was a carbon fund manager at The World Bank’s Carbon Finance Unit.
With deep and broad geopolitical experience, relationships and renowned high performance delivering policy and public finance solutions for addressing climate change, combatting biodiversity loss and advancing low-carbon energy, Jorge is naturally suited to bring his leadership to a longstanding foreign policy organization in its implementation and scaling of evidence-based solutions to climate, migration and security challenges.
Originally from Peru, he holds a J.D. from Peru’s Catholic University, an MSc. in Energy and the Environment from the University of Calgary and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government — Harvard University. He now lives in Washington, DC, with his family.