Juan Carlos is an international expert on climate policy, NDC planning and implementation, GHG accounting, carbon markets, and cooperation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
Prior to joining Vivid Economics, Juan Carlos collaborated with governments from Latin America and Europe on designing mechanisms for international cooperation under the Paris Agreement. He worked for the World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) supporting the design and development of carbon pricing policies, emissions trading systems, crediting mechanisms, and the monitoring, reporting and verification of mitigation actions with countries in Latin America.
Between 2016 and 2018, he served as Director General for Climate Change Policies and as Acting Vice-Minister for Environmental Policy and Planning at Mexico’s Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). In that capacity, he led Mexico’s climate change policy, planning and action at national level, and represented Mexico in international fora including the UNFCCC, the OECD, the PMR, and the G20. During his tenure, he was responsible for the design of Mexico’s ETS, the first national system in the Americas.
Earlier in his career, he coordinated the preparation and quality assurance of national GHG inventories, and its integration into National Communications to the UNFCCC.
He has participated in UNFCCC negotiations since 2005 and was the lead negotiator for the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement between 2016 and 2018.
Juan Carlos has been a member of the Technical Advisory Body (TAB) for CORSIA since 2019.
Nowadays, he is an Engagement Manager at Vivid Economics where he leads work on compliance and voluntary carbon markets. Recently, he led the initial environmental integrity assessment under Core Carbon Principles for the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM).