Cristina is the interagency liaison for the UN Biodiversity Convention under its joint work programme on biodiversity and health with the World Health Organization. She has over 17 years of experience as a sustainability professional working in policy evaluation and development, multi-stakeholder engagement, and interdisciplinary research with the United Nations, specialized agencies, the public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations. She has provided high-level scientific and policy advice in research and regulatory-compliance settings, primarily in the areas of biodiversity and ecosystem management and conservation, global and public health, One Health, climate change, and regulatory energy policy. She also jointly organized and led capacity-building workshops convened by the UN Biodiversity Convention and WHO, bringing together Ministries of health and environment, experts and local community representatives across over 85 countries in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the ASEAN region. She was principal lead coordinating author of the WHO & CBD-led State of Knowledge Review, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, and has contributed to several other UN reports, most recently leading the development of biodiversity-inclusive policy guidance on One Health adopted at the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 14). Prior to joining the CBD in 2010, she worked as a senior sustainability consultant focusing on sustainable development policy, energy regulation, and climate change, contributing to over 35 energy regulatory proceedings across North America. She holds a Master of Science and a Master of Arts.
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