Sandra Guzmán Luna is the founder of the Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC in Spanish), working on areas such as tracking climate finance flows and needs, drafting national strategies on climate finance, and integrating climate change into public finance systems. She is the author of the “Sustainable Finance Index” and has created other methodologies related to climate finance tracking as part of her work in GFLAC.
She has over seventeen years of experience in climate policy, climate finance, and climate negotiations. Previously, Guzmán Luna was manager of climate finance at Climate Policy Initiative. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant for the Standing Committee on Climate Finance at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on the first report determining the needs of developing country parties related to implementing the Convention and the Paris Agreement. She is also former general director of climate change policies at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico.
Guzmán Luna holds a phd in politics from the University of York, a master’s degree in environment policy and regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, a diploma on sustainable finance from the University of Oxford, and a degree in international relations from the National University of Mexico.
She was the first Mexican chosen to be part of the Homeward Bound Project, in which she visited Antartica to document the impacts of climate change in the territory. Guzmán Luna also was named Intellectual of the Year in 2018 by the Marie Claire Magazine and selected as one of the 34 Global Change-Makers by the Chevening Scholarship of the UK government in 2019.
Guzmán Luna was an event speaker at the Dialogue.