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Tania Miranda

AFFILIATION: Institute of the Americas

TITLE: Director, Environment and Climate Change

LOCATION: California

LANGUAGE: English, Spanish

EXPERTISE AREA: Climate Change, Energy Policy, Pollution, Sustainability


Tania Miranda is the Director of the Environment & Climate Change Program at the Institute of the Americas, an NGO based in La Jolla, California, within the UCSD campus. This program strives to catalyze climate leadership amongst the private sector and sub-national governments in Latin America, to promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change, and minimize environmental impacts in the region. Her work has been primarily focused on coastal and marine ecosystems, including blue carbon; promoting the sustainability of the maritime transportation industry; as well as cross-cutting themes of sustainable finance, such as climate- and biodiversity-related disclosure regulations and ESGs. She has over 6 years of experience with multiple Mexican government agencies at the federal level, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ProMexico, and the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. Prior to the Institute, Tania worked as an Investment and Economic Analyst at the Consulate of Mexico in New York, focusing on the promotion of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement as well as energy, infrastructure, and tourism-related projects. She also has experience working as an energy liaison for the Kuwaiti government in Mexico. Tania studied a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Minor in International Relations at the University of Southern California, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Master’s of Science in Energy Policy & Climate from the Johns Hopkins University. She has published an array of research and opinion pieces, co-authored a published book titled “We Are North America,” and writes frequently for Mexican news outlets such as El Universal and El Heraldo de México.


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