Emma Torres is a senior advisor on sustainability of the PNUD in the Latin America and Caribbean. She has more than 20 years of experience in the United Nations (UN), with the increase on the level of responsibility that involve management, strategic development program and negotiations to promote initiatives of sustainable development around the world.
She coordinated a strategic initiative in Latin America and Caribbean: The Superpower Biodiversity. Emma currently serves as director of the Regional Program for Latin America and the Caribbean, and as UNDP / GEF’s Deputy Executive Coordinator, a partnership between PNUD, PNUMA and the World Bank. Emma Torres' management is responsible for a team of more than 60 professionals and more than US$ 1 billion portfolios in more than 80 countries. As a coordinator in PNUD, she produced “Our own agenda” and “Amazon without myths”. Both continued to be a reference in their fields’ of study. She is currently a member of the Independent Advisory Group on Sustainability - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Emma also integrates the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which is led by Prof. Jeffrey, and is working on advancing two major initiatives: SDSN Amazon and Rio: a sustainable city. Ms. Torres holds a Master's degree in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; is a graduate in French Language and Civilization from the Sorbonne of Paris, and holds degrees in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from IIED - Harvard University.