My articles have been published in global newspapers and online platforms, including The Guardian, Project Syndicate, El País, and the World Economic Forum. I have also published in national newspapers such as La Nación (Costa Rica), El Tiempo (Colombia), La Tercera (Chile), Les Echos (Francia), M.O. (Belgium), Jordan Times, Gulf Times (Qatar), and more. I am also a frequent writer in climate blogs.

In Costa Rica I have written for the main newspaper and today I am a columnist at 

Articles in English


Translated into 9 languages, re-published in several sites including

Previous articles 

For a full list contact me at Some examples of previous articles are:

  • Sept 2014  The people's climate  - with H.Verolme  (Project Syndicate)

    • This  article was translated in 10 languages and replicated in several newspapers in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

  • Nov 2013: Governments can say no to fossil fuels (Climate Home)

  • May 2013  A new why for climate action (Thompson Reuters Foundation) which was published in Intercambio Climatico too.

Artículos en Español



Artículos previos 

Si quiere una lista con todas las publicaciones contácteme en monica@nivela.orgEjemplos aquí:

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

Monica Araya

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)