How to engage people in the shift to a fairer and cleaner economy ?

Decarbonization will only work if it works for people. I work with leaders in governments, business, media and civil society in the transition to a zero-emission society with a focus on renewable energy and electric mobility. I engage in policy analysis but most of all, I work as a "translator", connector and storyteller.

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I engage as analyst & media commentator

I speak regularly with journalists from the Americas and Europe to discuss eMobility and climate action in Latin America.

  • I love podcasts. I have recorded episodes with The Economist podcast (Babbage) Foreign Policy, Fully charged including RAI TV (Italy), National Geographic (Mars series), CNN en Español, CNN Chile and written press. Visit the media section

 

A new conversation needs better stories

I have co-hosted and spoken at great events in several continents:

  • Nordic EV Summit - MovinOn by Michelin  - The Economist Sustainability Summit - rEVolution - Asia

  • n Development Bank -  Swedish Energy Agency- - IRENA - Smart City Congress - Smart Island Congress -  EV Roadmap - Sustainable Fashion Forum - Congreso Futuro  - Enel Focus On - InterAmerican Development Bank - TED - many more...

Our podcast gives a voice to pragmatic changemakers

In 2019 I host a podcast in Spanish

  •  In collaboration with Dvrgente: "Ponerse Las Pilas" (a colloquial expression that means "to charge up!") tells stories about the transition to zero carbon society with a focus on pragmatic pioneers, mostly from Latin America.   Subscribe in main platforms Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts!


 

I've convened various initiatives in Latin America

Highlights

 

I have founded and co-founded several initiatives in Latin America.  For example co-founded Costa Rica Limpia and the Association of Electric Mobility in Costa Rica. I have helped design with other colleagues LEDS LAC and Nivela. Now we are partnering with Monteverde to launch a Ruta Electrica for eco-tourism in Costa Rica. With Dvrgente we launched a the first Spanish language podcast on decarbonization.


 

I work as adviser in Latin America and Europe

I am a free lance. I split my time between Costa Rica and Amsterdam working on a variety of projects.  I work with teams designing and executing innovative initiatives. I have been adviser to the National Decarbonization Plan 2050 in Costa Rica, IRENA, European Climate Foundation, UN Environment and several  e-mobility strategies.  For advisory services please contact monica@utgard-as.com