Upscaling electric mobility in Chile and internationally
Since 2017, the Chilean government has been pursuing an electric mobility strategy with the ambitious goal of converting 40% of the passenger car fleet and 100% of buses to electric vehicles by 2050. This can only succeed if the private sector will be more involved, namely because almost all bus systems are privately operated.
The Moving Chile project supports the Chilean Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications and the Ministry of Environment in developing a financing mechanism for electric mobility and piloting the mechanism. The financing mechanism is meant to strengthen private sector investments in electric mobility and to accelerate the deployment of Electric buses outside of Santiago.
On international level, the project supports the Ministries of Transport and Environment in emphasising the need to decarbonise transport in the framework of the Chilean Presidency of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This includes preparations for Transport Day at COP25, and a high-level dialogue of Transport Ministers to raise ambition and intensify climate action from the sector.
The Moving Chile project is implemented by GIZ and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
Programme Director Transport and Climate Change,
based in Bonn, Germany
I am currently heading GIZ‘s global projects on transport and climate change TraCS and TRANSfer – both funded by the German Ministry for the Environment. From 2011 to 2015, I have lived in Beijing and headed various sustainable transport projects in China. Interested in a broad range of topics (e.g. urban mobility, freight and logistics, green hydrogen (PtX), electromobility), my passion is to understand and reduce transport emissions. Before joining GIZ in 2009, I researched sustainable mobility at the German think tank Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.
I joined TRANSfer in September 2018, supporting sustainable transport projects in Thailand, Indonesia and Colombia. I am a passionate urban cyclist and convinced of public transport, but I have learned that especially in emerging economies and developing countries barriers need to be overcome to make transport attractive and climate-friendly. I am keen to contribute to this important project within a great team!
Prior to joining GIZ I have worked at a private German consultancy in the financial sector and at SAP Argentina. During my master studies in Finance, I have worked at the KfW Development Bank in the Competence Center for Environment and Climate. This experience has strengthened my interest in international cooperation and climate finance.
The promotion of sustainable transport and mobility should be not just about lowering emissions, but also to push forth environmental justice and social transformation. That’s why I’m so happy to perform at my current position, working as Technical Advisor for the Moving Chile project. Currently, I focus on promoting electromobility transition for public transport systems in middle and small cities in Chile. This includes the development of a financial mechanism for advancing electromobility and the later implementation of a pilot project.
I hold a bachelor’s degree on mechanical engineering and a master’s degree on Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London. Before joining the GIZ, I performed duties as Head of the Air Quality and Climate Change Area for the Regional Ministerial Secretary of Environment for Santiago, where I focused on the development of environmental policies
I have always been interested in getting involved in projects that have an impact on people’s quality of life. That’s why, since 2019 I joined the Moving Chile project, where I support in communications and organization of activities.
I have a Master’s degree in Strategic Communication from the Diego Portales University in Chile, and I have previously worked in cultural and educational institutions.
I really like being part of a team that cares about improving mobility and the impact of our actions on our planet!