I started writing about sustainability since I was very young. My first published article was in 1998. I have been writing in English and Spanish for global newspapers  and local ones as well as online platforms, including Project Syndicate, El País, the World Economic Forum and The Guardian. National newspapers include La Nación, El Financiero,

La República (Costa Rica), El Tiempo (Colombia), La Tercera (Chile), Les Echos (Francia), M.O. (Belgium), Jordan Times, Gulf Times (Qatar). 


"School buses are hurting our kids — here's how we change that" The Hill (with E. Myers & C. Sexton) (April 2021)

"Against all odds, the race to zero emission vehicles is on. Here’s why" UNFCCC Race To Zero"  (March 2021)

"The Race to Zero Emissions Vehicles Is On"  COP26 UK official site (LinkedIn) (Nov 2020)

"Electrifying Mobility Benefits Our Health and Climate" Enel.com (Oct 2020)

"The Internal Combustion Bust"  Project Syndicate. Green Recovery Special Edition (Sept 2020)

"Costa Rica as pioneer of a green social contract" in 'Standing Up for a Sustainable World' (Forthcoming, 2020)

The Future is Already Here: The Case of Costa Rica  (2020) in The Fully Charged Guide to Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy 

 "Una COP de Asimetrías" El Pais  (printed edition)  (Dec 2019) 

(A COP of Asymmetries)

 The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilize Us, not Paralyze Us  Project Syndicate (Oct 2018)

(Monica Araya & Carlos Manuel Rodriguez)

Translated into 9 languages, re-published by Les Echos,  France, Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation,  USA, The New Times, Rwanda, Busiweek, Uganda, Daily Star, Lebanon, Redaccion, Argentina. New Europe, Ejinsight.com

Electric Mobility: Developments in Latin America and the Caribbean and opportunities for regional collaboration (2018)

(Gustavo Munoz, Esteban Bermudez and Monica Araya) Published by UN Environment

Grandes Avances, Grandes Brechas, Invited guess editor at La República on Women's Day (2018)

A World Without Exhaust Pipes in Project Syndicate (2017)

Translated into 10 languages, re-published in several sites including: Japan Times Daily Star, Lebanon World News La Nacion, Costa Rica

    Electrifying emerging markets: the case of Costa Rica,

Best Conference Paper at EVS30 (Oct 2017) Bjorn Utgard and Monica Araya 

 Standing up for a Sustainable World, edited by C. Henri, N Stern and J. Rockström (2021)

Energy Solutions for Cities of the Future Renewable Energy’s Contribution to Cities. Cases in
China, Uganda, and Costa Rica with IRENA team  (forthcoming, 2020)

The Fully Charged Guide to Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy (2020) 

edited by R. Llewellyn and his fully charged friends

National Decarbonization Plan of Costa Rica, 2018-2050 with Government of Costa Rica (2019)

Electrifying Bus Routes: Insights from Mexico City’s Eje 8 Sur with C40 Finance Facility team (2019)


Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines For Cities with Cleantechnica & Greenway (2018) 



For more than 15 years, I have authored or co-authored several reports, these are three examples:

The Relevance of the Environmental Goods Agreement in Advancing the Paris Agreement Goals and SDGs:

A Focus on Clean Energy and Costa Rica’s Experience

International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development

Geneva (Dec 2016)

Bridging the Green Growth Gap in Costa Rica

Ilmi Granoff, Monica Araya, Philipp Ulbrich, Sam Pickard and Caroline Haywood

GIZ Paper with Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 

Berlin (Nov. 2015)


A new global agreement can catalyze climate action in Latin America

Guy Edwards, Timmons Roberts, Monica Araya and Cristián Retamal

Brookings Paper

Washington, DC (May 2015)