Begonia joined UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre as a Project Associate, in December 2019 (then UNEP DTU Partnership). She graduated with a MSc. in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics from the University of Copenhagen. Begonia has a strong interest in foreign language and masters Spanish, French, English, and Danish.
Previously, Begonia has worked in the private sector, both in big corporations and start-ups. Last year, she represented PurCity, a Danish clean-tech start-up, selected for the Global event C40 World Mayors Summit (2019) in Copenhagen. Begonia supported PurCity to its first Pilot implementation in India, working mainly in Funding applications and Business Strategies.
She also has experience in Environmental and Economic Analysis, as well as project management skills gained through her experience in Sweco Denmark, where she was involved in the development of international projects in developing countries, financed by diverse international donors such as the EU and EBRD. Working with projects within the fields of climate change and the environment. While working at Sweco Denmark, Begonia had the opportunity to travel to Kyrgyzstan where she helped in the Economic Analysis section for a Feasibility Study Report, of a Water Supply Improvement project, funded by EBRD.
At UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, Begonia assists with the development of the NDC Action project and the CBIT Platform, as well as doing research into the best energy efficiency practices of cities and provides support with the creation of webinars, workshops and conferences.