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Beatriz Cardenas

Beatriz Cardenas

Air Quality Director AT WRI Mexico and co-leads the global Air Quality at WRI - Mexico

Bio

She is an expert in air pollution, with experience in both science and policy, from the study of biological processes to treat air pollutants, to the design and implementation of integrated policies to achieve cleaner air. Prior to WRI, she was the General Director of Air Quality Management (2017-2018) in Mexico City's Secretary of Environment. For more than a decade, she led the air pollution experimental research area at the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change. She worked as air quality project leader at Centro Mario Molina in Mexico City and Director of Air Quality at the Megalopolis Environmental Commission for Mexico’s central region. Beatriz has co-authored papers and has participated in several research projects, including major field campaigns in Mexico City Metropolitan Area, with the National Researcher System as National Researcher Level 1, and as a research candidate. She was the Mexican Delegate at the IPCC bureau and CCAC, and as country expert in the Stockholm Convention Experts Group and the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Beatriz was a Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she received a MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering, and is a Biochemical Engineer (Autonomous Metropolitan University), an alumni of Lead Mexico (Cohort 10), and holds a degree in Advanced Studies in Environmental Diplomacy from the University of Geneva.