Emma Torres is a senior advisor on sustainability of the PNUD in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has more than 20 years of experience in the UN. She coordinated a strategic initiative in the LAC region called “The Superpower Biodiversity”. Ms. Torres currently serves as the director of the Regional Program for LAC and as UNDP/GEF’s Deputy Executive Coordinator, a partnership between PNUD, PNUMA, and the World Bank. She serves as a Leadership Council member at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and in that capacity, works on advancing two major initiatives: SDSN Amazon and Rio: A Sustainable City. She holds a masters degree in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and holds degrees in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from IIED – Harvard University.