Carlos joined the E3G Brussels Office in May 2017 and works across the Energy Union field. His work mainly focuses on how the EU budget can become a better instrument for financing the clean energy transition.
He joined E3G after working as a trainee in the Cabinet of Miguel Arias Cañete, the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. There, he worked mainly on climate and energy diplomacy and as a speechwriter for the Commissioner. His work also focused on the role of transport in the decarbonisation of the EU’s economy. Prior to this, he worked at the Embassy of Canada in Spain, where he was in charge of public diplomacy for the Canadian Arctic Council Chairmanship 2013-2015. He also coordinated the follow-up of the campaign and the European Parliament elections in May 2014. Carlos started his career writing articles on international affairs, security and sustainable development at the foreign policy magazine Esglobal, edited by the think tank Fundación FRIDE, in Madrid.
Carlos holds an MPA in ‘International and European Governance’ from Leiden University and a BA in ‘International Relations’ from King Juan Carlos University of Madrid. His undergraduate work focused on the links between climate change, natural resources and international security in the Arctic. His master’s thesis was on the role of extractive industries in promoting good governance in resource-rich countries.