Fernanda Alcobé

Researcher, Climate Change

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, Spanish (native), Portuguese (intermediate)

Fernanda has over 13 years of experience working on climate change policy design and implementation. She has developed and promoted mitigation projects and programmes in Latin America, participated in the UN climate change negotiations as a team member of the Argentinian national delegation, and taken part as a technical expert of the UN climate change review and analysis processes.


International climate change negotiations, with a focus on mitigation and transparency mechanisms; monitoring, reporting and verification processes under the UNFCCC (greenhouse gas inventories, biannual update reports and REDD+ reference levels); policy development and implementation and sustainable forest management. 

Before IIED

  • UN-REDD national programme coordinator, Directorate of Climate Change. Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina.
  • Sustainable forest management area coordinator, Directorate of Forestry Production, Ministry of Agroindustry, Argentina
  • Senior consultant: providing short-term consultancy work to national and international organisations, local and national governments, private sector and NGOs on sustainable development and multilateral climate negotiations; REDD+; carbon mitigation projects; certification standards and methodologies; greenhouse gas emissions inventories (GHG); country and program assessments; UNFCCC review and analysis processes; and training and capacity building on all these subjects.
  • Forest programme coordinator, WWF Argentina (Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina)
  • Technical advisor of forestry area, Directorate of Climate Change, secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development.


  • MSc environment and development with integrated international fieldwork, University of Leeds
  • Bachelor’s degree in forest engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, National University of La Plata

Current work

Fernanda supports the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. She works with the LDC lead negotiator for transparency. She is also working on national policy work related to transparency under the Paris Agreement.

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