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Nicolás Zambrano

Policy Fellow


Nicolás Zambrano is a policy fellow at SLYCAN Trust based in Ecuador. He has over a decade of experience on UN climate change negotiations, country policy and action. Nicolás is an Environmental Engineer with twelve years of experience in climate change at local, national and international levels. He is an expert in adaptation, climate risk assessments in various sectors, and climate and oceanic projections. As part of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador, he coordinated Ecuador’s Nationally Determined Contribution and Implementation Plan and the National Adaptation Plan. He has contributed to the UNFCCC negotiations on the operationalisation of the Paris Agreement as Ecuador’s lead negotiator and coordinator on adaptation and loss and damage for a negotiating group of developing countries. He was appointed Ecuador’s focal point for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), contributing along the Sixth Assessment Cycle. He completed his undergraduate studies at the International University SEK and holds a Master of Philosophy in Holocene Climates from the University of Cambridge.