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Sofia Gonzales-Zuñiga is a climate policy analyst at NewClimate Institute. She joined the team in April 2015. Sofia works in the assessment of the co-benefits achieved by the countries through their climate change mitigation contributions (INDCs), supporting the design and implementation of INDCs and Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) and in tracking international climate action. Sofia holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the National Agrarian University (UNALM, Peru) and an M.Sc. in Global Change Ecology from the University of Bayreuth. For her Master’s thesis, which she developed in collaboration with NewClimate Institute, she analysed the role of co-benefits in defining mitigation ambition of the INDCs for four countries: Switzerland, India, Peru and South Africa.
Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, she worked at Libelula in Lima, Peru were she supported a flagship mitigation project (PlanCC) as a Research Specialist; and before that she worked at the Ministry of Environment of Peru, assisting during the country preparation process towards the Rio+20 Conference.