Marcela Jaramillo was a policy advisor working in E3G’s International Climate Finance and Climate Diplomacy programmes where she focused on the role of climate finance in driving transformational change at the national and international level.
At national level her work focused on Latin-American countries – Chile, Peru and Colombia – working on strategic plans to finance transitions towards low carbon and climate resilient development pathways, and bringing together the relevant national and international agendas for implementation, such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
Internationally her attention focused on the role of multilateral, bilateral and regional institutions in the deployment of public funding sources to effectively mobilize private investment and to achieve an ambitious financing outcome in the Paris Agreement. Within the financial ecosystem of the UNFCCC Marcela worked on the Green Climate Fund, the transparency of climate finance flows in the Standing Committee on Finance and on the role of climate finance post2020 within the Paris Agreement. She also worked with other key actors such as the G-20 on its role driving reform towards a sustainable financial system. Marcela developed a rich understanding of what is required within the international finance environment to catalyze ambitious outcomes to tackle climate change effectively.
Marcela has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in the field of energy, and an MSc with distinction in Sustainable Energy Technologies. In the past Marcela worked within the energy sector leading research, design and implementation of renewable energy systems. Alongside her work at E3G Marcela is associate at the global sustainability group think tank, Nivela.