Felipe de Leon
Felipe is an independent advisor and an international climate change consultant who specializes in just decarbonization policy, monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) and transparency system design and the application of carbon pricing instruments to climate change mitigation. Felipe has over 15 years’ experience working on climate change projects in over a dozen countries including Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Puerto Rico, México and Colombia. His recent work has focused on the development of Costa Rica’s National Climate Change Metrics System (SINAMECC), the modeling efforts on climate action and coordinating the update of Costa Rica’s Nationally Determined Contribution, as well as participating in the UNFCCC negotiations as Article 6 Negotiator for Costa Rica and Article 6 Coordinator for AILAC.
He has collaborated with a variety of organizations including the IDB, AFD, World Bank, GIZ, UNDP, UNEP, ICAT, CBIT, CAF as well as private and public sector entities. He is currently coordinating the partial re-structuring of Costa Rica’s Ministry of Environment and Energy to better prepare it to lead the transition to a just, decarbonized, adapted and resilient future and to provide a permanent institutional home for the country’s climate action modeling ecosystem and strategic planning processes which he has helped develop over the last 6 years.
Felipe has also contributed to over a dozen professional and academic articles and as a speaker at numerous conferences and workshops. He also serves on a variety of expert advisory boards and committees.