Alma started her Ph.D. research at UNEP DTU Partnership on the topic of climate policy integration (i.e. integrating climate change into sectorial policies) in 2016. As part of her work at UNEP DTU, she has also collaborated in the design of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action for the Mexican sugar industry.
Previously, Alma has worked as an environmental consultant in Mexico, conducting environmental audits, environmental impact assessments, and on other sustainability projects. She has also participated as a technical expert in the formation and accreditation of a Mexican GHG Validation and Verification body.
She has worked as an environmental consultant for the green growth team of the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank developing a pipeline of technical assistance projects related to climate change in the Latin America and Caribbean region. She also supported the implementation, supervision and knowledge management of the EcoMicro facility, a regional program providing technical assistance to microfinance institutions for the development of green finance products.
She completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Aalborg University in Denmark where she focused on the topic of resource efficiency. During her last semester she interned at the product policy group of the European Environmental Bureau. Alongside her master’s studies, she worked as a freelance consultant in the assessment of externalities from the energy sector in Mexico.
Alma Garcia has a B.Sc. degree in Environmental Chemical Engineering from the University of Queretaro in Mexico.