Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme
Piedad Martín has a degree in Environmental Sciences and is a specialist in the economics of development and measurement of sustainable development, which she studied in Madrid, Manchester and Boston. After a few years of work in the private sector in territorial planning projects, management of protected areas and environmental impact assessments, in 2004 she was linked to international cooperation for development, first at the AECID headquarters in Madrid and then in its technical cooperation office in Jerusalem. In 2006, she joined the United Nations Development Program with which she has worked in Colombia, as director of the regional office for Eje Cafetero and Antioquia and later as program officer in climate change and energy, and in Mexico directing the UN Coordination Office in the country. Currently, she works in the regional office of the United Nations Environment Program for Latin America and the Caribbean supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the mainstreaming of environmental sustainability in national policies and the programming of the United Nations system.