About Juan Pablo Hoffmaister

Juan Pablo Hoffmaister

Associate Vice President, Global Climate Cooperation


Areas of expertise:

Global climate policy, UN climate negotiations, multilateral climate finance, adaptation and development policy


Juan Pablo supports the strategy and leadership for the Global Climate Cooperation team, with a focus on multilateral fora, multilateral climate finance and adaptation issues. He identifies strategic opportunities for EDF, including developing and leading initiatives to ensure cohesive international advocacy at UN climate talks and other international fora.


Prior to joining Environmental Defense Fund, Juan Pablo was the Multilateral Governance Manager at the Green Climate Fund, where he led engagement between the Fund and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and managed other strategic relationships, such as with multilateral funds. During his time at the GCF, he coordinated the origination of global initiatives for the financing implementation of the Paris Agreement, including work related to National Adaptation Plans and technology transfer, and the collaboration framework between the GCF and Global Environmental Facility.

Juan Pablo brings a depth of experience in multilateral governance, having served as the lead negotiator for developing countries for Articles 7 and 8 of the Paris Agreement, which address issues of adaptation and loss and damage. He was Co-Chair of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee between 2014-2016, where he prioritized the development of the global institutional framework for adaptation and resilience. He has also worked in academia and civil society, and has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed publications on adaptation finance and the use of development instruments for achieving climate co-benefits. 


MSc in Ecosystems and Governance, Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Stockholm, Sweden

BA in Human Ecology with emphasis in Human Studies, College of the Atlantic, Maine, USA


Juan P. Hoffmaister & Doreen Stabinksy (2015). Establishing institutional arrangements on loss and damage under the UNFCCC: the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage. Iderscience.

Warner, K., Hoffmaister, J., Milan, A. (2015). Human Mobility and Adaptation: Reducing Susceptibility to Climatic Stressors and Mainstreaming. In: Hillmann, F., Pahl, M., Rafflenbeul, B., Sterly, H. (eds) Environmental Change, Adaptation and Migration. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Juan P. Hoffmaister & Mikael Román (2012). Climate and development: the potential for climate co-benefits in the Mozambican rice sector, Climate and Development, 4:3, 219-233.

Juan P. Hoffmaister & Mikael Román (2012). Pursuing the link between development and climate change adaptation: The case of rice production in Mozambique, Climate and Development, 4:3, 234-248.

Kehler Siebert, C., J. Hoffmaister, R.J.T. Klein and UNEP Bilateral Finance Institutions Climate Change Working Group (2011). Bilateral Finance Institutions & Climate Change: A Mapping of Public Financial Flows for Mitigation and Adaptation to Developing Countries in 2010. UNEP Climate Change Working Group for Bilateral Finance Institutions annual report.

Hoffmaister, J. (2010). Strengthening regional entities’ role in adaptation governance and implementation. SEI Policy brief.

Persson, Å., Klein, R. J. T., Kehler Siebert, C., Atteridge, A., Müller, B., Hoffmaister, J., Lazarus, M. and Takama, T. (2009). Adaptation Finance under a Copenhagen Agreed Outcome. Research report. Stockholm Environment Institute