Celia Pigueron Wirz


Executive Director for The Nature Conservancy

Celia has a degree in Social Sciences from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a Master's Degree in Comparative Public Policies at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), orienting her studies towards public policies on climate change in Mexico. She is a graduate of the LEAD Program for Advanced Studies on Environment and Sustainable Development (LEAD) of the Colegio de México.

She has held positions in the government sector in the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas of the Ministry of the Environment, Natural Resources and Fisheries (SEMARNAP) as Director of Natural Protected Areas of the Northern Region of Mexico and Director of International Cooperation. Later, she held the position of Director of Policies for Adaptation to Climate Change, where she coordinated the Working Group on Adaptation in the Inter-ministerial Commission on Climate Change.

She was an accredited member of the Mexican Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change during the Conferences of the Parties in Cancun, Doha and intersessional sessions in Bangkok, as an expert on adaptation and mitigation issues in the agricultural, forestry and rural development sectors. and risk management.

She held positions in various civil organizations such as Conservation International México and Natura y Ecosistemas Mexicanos, as coordinator of projects for the conservation of natural heritage and sustainable development in the Gulf of California and the Lacandon Jungle.

He coordinated the establishment of the first National Council of Protected Natural Areas with members of the academic, public and private sectors who advise key decisions for the environmental authority in matters of protected natural areas.

Most recently, she served as Principal Advisor in the project Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Protected Natural Areas as part of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), focusing on calculating and making visible the benefits that biodiversity and protected natural areas contribute to key sectors of the economy such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and climate change.

She is currently Executive Director for The Nature Conservancy in Mexico overseeing the Oceans, Water Security and Sustainable Territories programs through the operation of strategies in the Gulf of California, Central Bajío, Chiapas and the Yucatan Peninsula.

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