DIANA GUZMÁN BARRAZA
Energy, Sustainability & Climate Change Consultant
MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering, UK
Diana Guzmán Barraza -interested in helping cities achieve their Climate Action Plans- is an active consultant in the fields of energy, sustainability, and climate change with a solid track of academic excellence in engineering, a strong international profile combining a total of 7 years of residence in 14 cities in N. America, S. America, Asia, and Europe, and 11.5 years of work experience, including green building consulting with important contributions (such as 15-hectare new city center, and 1st Net Zero Energy Building in Latin America), engineering for the oil & gas industry, and business development for the steel fabrication industry.
Recent Climate Change mitigation actions include participation at relevant international events of the field, such as the United Nations Habitat III in Ecuador, the UN Thematic Meeting on Financing Sustainable Development, the Mayors Summit of C40´s sustainable cities network, the C40 City Awards in Mexico City, and -coming up in March 2017- the #Women4Climate Conference in New York City, invited by Mayor of Paris and new Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Anne Hidalgo. Other non-profit initiatives include climate change awareness, adaption, and mitigation conferences, interviews, publications, and participation at former Vice President of the United States Al Gore´s Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
Degrees & Qualifications
Guzmán-Barraza recently collaborated with the World Bank in the pilot test of the City Climate Planner Certificate Program, and will soon be announced as part of the first generation in the world certified by the World Bank as Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories specialists, according to the latest global protocol.
Guzmán-Barraza holds a a Bachelors Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and a Masters Degree on Sustainable Energy Engineering from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, fully sponsored by the following three parties: the Innovation and Technology Transfer Institute of the state of Nuevo Leon, the Science & Technology Council of the Mexico), and by the University of Nottingham. DGB distinctly graduated with academic excellence, holding a Diploma of Distinction, as recipient of the Santander High Achievement Award, as elected Class President, and as International Student Ambassador awarded by the Sheriff of the City of Nottingham.
Guzmán Barraza is also a partner of the Civil Society Partner Constituent Group of the United Nations General Assembly of Habitat III, and at the School of Applied Bioclimatic Architecture in Mexico City.