Soffia Alarcon-Diaz is Director of Carbon Trust in Mexico where she leads the expansion of the Low Carbon States Programme as well as the ongoing work on climate finance, sustainable transport and carbon markets, working with governments and businesses in Mexico and across Latin America.
Prior to Carbon Trust, she served as Director of Climate Change Mitigation Policy at Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), where she was responsible for the design and operation of the National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Register. Additionally, she supported the design of the first Mexico’s emissions trading scheme roadmap as well as the implementation of different public policy instruments, including Mexico’s National Climate Change Strategy. From 2012-2013, Soffia worked for the World Resources Institute where she co-authored case studies and working papers exploring links between national and corporate greenhouse gas inventories in countries like South Africa, Colombia, Brazil, India and Mexico.
She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and Environmental Policy from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico. She is also a LEAD fellow and Lecturer of International and Domestic Climate Change Policy at Mexico’s Autonomous Technological Institute (ITAM).