Antonio leads NRGI’s advocacy for a just energy transition. He provides leadership, expertise and programming aimed at reducing fossil fuel dependence, promoting stronger uptake of clean energy, strengthening transparency on climate-related risks and fostering national dialogues in NRGI focus countries about the impacts and opportunities of the energy transition.
Antonio is a leading expert on climate and environmental justice, social development, poverty reduction and international development. Previously, he served as executive director of the Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA); in several advisory roles with Oxfam, where he led the organization’s policy advocacy targeting UN climate change negotiations from 2006 to 2010 as well as for the Rio+10 and Rio+20 conferences; and with the World Foundation for Environment and Development.
Antonio has followed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process closely since 1992, has advised the governments of Colombia and Bolivia on climate adaptation and finance, and taught diploma courses on international climate finance for civil servants in El Salvador and Latin America. He served as a steering committee member of the U.K. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, on the steering committee for the Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC) and is a member of the advisory panel for the UN Global Climate Action Awards.
He holds a B.A. in Asian studies and government from Dartmouth College and an M.Sc. in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.