Alex Paris holds a master’s degree (MSc) in fuel cell technologies from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He participated in the 2016 global solutions program (GSP) at Singularity University held at NASA Research Park in Mountain View, USA, receiving a full scholarship from Google.
Alex established and worked at UNFCCC regional collaboration centres (RCCs) in Bogotá, Colombia (Latin America) and St. George’s, Grenada (Caribbean), responsible for the technical support and capacity-building activities on climate change mitigation with governments and the private sector.
Alex introduced to the UNFCCC secretariat the concept of distributed ledger technologies (DTLs) as a tool for climate action. During the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, he was a jury member of the first edition of Hack4Climate. Moreover, Alex has led the conceptualization and organization of high-level panel discussions, such “Climate Change Data using Satellites, AI and Big Data” at the UN Climate Dialogues. Alex led the implementation of UNFCCC sustainable food initiative at COP25 in Madrid, Spain.