Nicolás Cisneros Adjunct Lecturer
- B.A. Davidson College
- M.A. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Areas of Expertise
- Climate Change Policy
- Sustainability, Strategy & Innovation
- International Environmental Policy
- Climate Finance
I am a sustainability strategist focused on helping governments and industry leverage principles of sustainability to achieve competitiveness through innovation, with the ultimate goal of promoting prosperity and sustainable development.
I have advised governments across the globe on varied sectors and topics such as climate change policy, sustainable finance, green growth, renewable energy, extractive resources and mining, electric mobility, trade and investment policy, sustainable innovation, private sector engagement, ecolabels, and sustainability standards.
With over 10 years of experience in the international environmental policy arena, I have worked across several divisions and offices of the United Nations Environment Programme, and at the NDC Partnership—cohosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change—where I work with countries to provide them with the technical capacity and financial resources to implement their climate commitments towards the Paris Agreement.
I have served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Wake Forest University and as a Fellow in Sustainability, Strategy & Innovation at WFU’s Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, teaching classes in international environmental policy, strategy & innovation, and behavioral economics.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Davidson College, a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies—where I focused on international investment law and international competitiveness—and certificates in governance of extractive industries, intellectual property, and sustainable finance.