Transforming vulnerability to opportunity.
Ricardo Pineda is a climate action and decarbonization leader from Honduras. He is a Fulbright fellow, an EDD Young Development Leader for the European Commission and a former UNICEF Foresight fellow for Latin America.
Ricardo is a sustainable development engineer from Tecnológico de Monterrey, and a former climate negotiator for Honduras towards the United Nations. Now, he is the cofounder and director of Sustenta Honduras, one of the largest youth-led organizations in the region working on adaptation and capacity building towards climate change.
After learning that Honduras was, for 17 years, the most vulnerable country in the world to climate change, I decided that matters are more urgent for Honduras than for any other country in the world. This is when I convinced myself that solving the climate crisis is imperative, and that it is my duty to act, to propose and to lead by example.
May 2022 - Nov 2022
Delegation of the European Union in Honduras - Particip GmbH
National Forestry Advisor
Nov 2021 - May 2022
Secretary of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources
Climate Transparency Consultant
Jun 2021 - Current
University of Texas at Austin - Rapid, Equitable and Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory
Sep 2020 - Dec 2020
Presidential Office for Climate Change of Honduras
Visiting Researcher Program Coordinator
Apr 2020 - Current
Jun 2020 - Current
2022 - 2024
University of Texas at Austin
2016 - 2020
Tecnologico de Monterrey
University of California, Berkeley