She is the Global Director, Climate Change & Biodiversity, Alinea International, Jaime brings more than two decades of experience delivering innovative solutions in sustainability around the world. In senior roles with the United Nations and World Bank, among others, she has a proven track record of successfully transitioning concepts, approaches and technologies from scientific facts to international best practices.
Part of her earlier role with the United Nations was to assemble some of the world’s preeminent scientists, policymakers and holders of Indigenous and traditional knowledge to introduce, into the narrative on the value of ecosystems, a focus on climate change services like storing carbon and preventing floods. Together they made up the drafting group of the United Nations expert group on biodiversity and climate change, tasked with preparing a report for the UN General Assembly on the links between nature and climate. Nature-based Solutions (NbS) encompass the good management of ecosystems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help society adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. They also realised that NbS would require the full and effective participation of women, Indigenous peoples and local communities.
Jaime’s experience ranges from nature-based climate solutions, urban resilience and biodiversity conservation, to mobilizing climate finance and engaging Africa’s education sector in the Sustainable Development Goals. Jaime complements her technical know-how with an ability to convene strategic stakeholders to find smart solutions in meeting the world’s changing challenges, with a focus on the areas of climate change and biodiversity. A dear Soul Sister who inspires and guides our way to collective climate action. The empowered and eminent group of #G100 is stronger with your presence and leadership.