Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Walter Vergara is a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute (WRI). He is a climate specialist focused on Latin America, currently working on the 20 by 20 land restoration initiative in the region. Prior to joining WRI, he was the Chief of the Climate Change Division at the Inter American Development Bank, and prior to that he was the leader of the Climate Global Expert Group (GET) at the World Bank. Mr. Vergara has written extensively on climate issues in the region, including 14 books and many articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has a M. Sc. Degree from Cornell University and a Chem Eng degree from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.