Leticia Gutiérrez Lorandi acts as General Director on Policy Coordination and Environmental Culture at the Ministry of Environment of Mexico’s City Government. In this capacity, she leads the planning and monitoring processes of Mexico City’s environmental policy. She also leads the development of the city’s climate policy, which includes moving forward the adoption of sustainable energy.
She has fifteen years of professional experience in organizations of the private, civil society and public sectors at federal and state level in Mexico. Her areas of expertise focus on strategic planning, design and implementation of policies and sustainable development programs at institutional and project level. In the private sector, as consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, her experience focused on the development of sustainable reengineering and certification processes in different industries. In recent years, from positions of the federal government (National Forestry Commission) and civil society (The Nature Conservancy), her work has been focused on issues related to carbon markets, environmental services and climate and environmental policy in Mexico, particularly in the forestry and rural sectors.
She has extensive experience in negotiations with various stakeholders involved in the environmental public policy cycle, including local organizations, civil society, academia, government actors and the private sector. She was part of the government team that coordinated the development of the National REDD+ Strategy (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) in Mexico. She has led the implementation of social and environmental safeguards in policies and projects related to forests and climate change, particularly those related to mainstreaming gender perspective.
Leticia holds a Master’s in Science in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey, and a Specialization on Energy and Environmental Policy and Management from Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales.