Begonia Gutierrez Figueroa is no longer employed with the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre or UNEP DTU Partnership since 2023
Begonia joined UNEP DTU Partnership (now UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre) as a Project Associate, in December 2019. She graduated with a MSc. in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics from the University of Copenhagen. Begonia is strongly interested in foreign languages and masters Spanish, French, English, and Danish.
Previously, Begonia has worked in the private sector, both in big corporations and start-ups. Last year, she represented PurCity, a Danish clean-tech start-up, selected for the Global event C40 World Mayors Summit (2019) in Copenhagen. Begonia supported PurCity in its first Pilot implementation in India, working mainly on Funding applications and Business Strategies.
She also has experience in Environmental and Economic Analysis, as well as project management skills gained through her experience in Sweco Denmark, where she was involved in the development of international projects in developing countries, financed by diverse international donors such as the EU and EBRD. Working with projects within the fields of climate change and the environment. While working at Sweco Denmark, Begonia had the opportunity to travel to Kyrgyzstan where she helped in the Economic Analysis section for a Feasibility Study Report, of a Water Supply Improvement project, funded by EBRD.
At UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, Begonia assists with the development of the NDC Action project and the CBIT Platform, as well as working at the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, where she researches into the best energy efficiency practices of cities and provides support with the creation of webinars, workshops and conferences.