Helena Molin Valdés

Helena Molin Valdes
Helena Molin Valdés is an experienced leader within the UN system, Helena is since 2013 heading up the Secretariat for the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), hosted by the UN Environment in Paris.

This Coalition is a leading multistakeholder partnership, unique in its kind, which has developed scientific reports on black carbon, methane and Hydrofluorocarbons through its Scientific Advisory Panel, and delivers work in eleven initiatives She led the global Resilient Cities campaign until 2013 involving over a thousand local governments and worked in the Coalition with the World Health Organization and UN Environment to launch the BreatheLife campaign in 2016.

She is a former senior executive with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and a long-time proponent of sustainable development, climate change mitigation and disaster resilience. In her early professional life, she worked on improved bricks production from traditional kilns in Central America and improved cook-stoves to reduce indoor air pollution and increase energy efficiency.

She holds a Masters degree in architecture with a thesis on development planning and implementation from Lund University, Sweden.