Danae Azuara leads EDF’s on-the-ground work in Mexico on climate change policy, with an emphasis on carbon pricing and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Based in Mexico City, she works with government officials and partners at leading civil society organizations in Mexico to implement capacity-building strategies.
Danae tracks and participates in stakeholder processes to develop strong policies that protect the climate and forests. She establishes strong local partnerships for EDF’s climate work and provides support to the Mexican government and civil society organizations.
Danae’s areas of expertise include climate change, climate policy in Mexico, tropical forests, REDD+, and carbon pricing.
Before joining EDF’s international climate program in 2010, Danae focused on environmental policy, research and conservation practice of endangered species and its habitats in Mexico, from pronghorn antelope in Chihuahua to jaguars in the Maya forest. Through her past work with Mexican non-profit organizations, she has extensive experience working and partnering with government agencies, academics, civil society organizations and local rural communities.
- B.S. Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- M.S. Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, University of Maryland – CONACYT grantee