Soffia Alarcon-Diaz

Soffia Alarcon-Diaz
Director, Carbon Trust Mexico

Soffia Alarcon-Diaz is currently Director of Carbon Trust Mexico where she leads the expansion of the Low Carbon States Programme as well as the ongoing work on climate finance, sustainable transport, MRV and carbon markets with governments and businesses in Mexico and Latin Amer-ica.

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 GHG Emissions Register. Additionally, she supported the design of the first Mexico’s ETS roadmap as well as the implementation of different public policy instruments, including Mexico’s National Climate Change Strategy. From 2012-2013, Sof-fia worked for the World Resources Institute (WRI) where she co-authored case studies and working papers exploring linkages between national and corporate GHG 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 Mexi-co’s Autonomous Technological Institute (ITAM).