Ms. Milagros de Camps

Ms. Milagros de Camps photo

Deputy Minister of International Cooperation, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Law degree at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, in Dominican Republic, with a Master in International Business Law from Boston University and a Master in Environmental Management with a specialty in Energy, Business and Environmental Policy at Yale University. She served as a researcher and professor at the National University of Singapore where she led research on policies for energy transition and climate change in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) examining the interaction between politics, environment and economics to understand how to improve strategies and determine the characteristics of public policies for energy security, climate change risk reduction and sustainable economic growth. Between 2018, she joined the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in South Korea where she works as legal advisor. It executed a portfolio of projects of 735 million dollars for the mitigation and adaptation to climate change in more than 15 developing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific and Africa. She also evaluated and designed climate mitigation / adaptation financing proposals for the fund in developing countries. At the GCF he negotiated privilege and immunity agreements with the governments of developing countries to ensure that the privileges and immunities of the institution and its officials and employees are duly agreed in the countries in which it works. In 2020 she is part of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGI) in Mexico as an expert in climate finance and public policy. Advised the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of the Government of Mexico evaluating the priorities and developing the climate change strategy of Mexico, strengthening the capacities of the ministry on issues of climate change, access to climate finance, gender and environmental and social safeguards and restructuring the no-objection procedure for projects and programs with international financing. Likewise, it identified and structured climate change pilot projects / programs for approval by the GCF. Actually, she’s the Viceminister of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic, from where she manages and coordinates the execution of projects and programs in areas of environment and climate change according to the priority guidelines of the country.