Sofia Gonzales-Zuñiga focuses on climate policy development and analysis. She specialises in low carbon plans and strategies in developing countries. Sofia has worked on several projects developing sector specific mitigation pathways, setting up tools to identify links between mitigation ambition and sustainable development and tracking international climate action through the quantitative analysis of GHG emission mitigation targets. She has expertise in both the agriculture and transport sectors. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, she worked at Libélula, a Peru based thinktank, where she supported a flagship project on national climate mitigation planning (PlanCC) as a Research Specialist, and at the Ministry of Environment of Peru. Sofia holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the National Agrarian University (UNALM, Peru) and an M.Sc. in Global Change Ecology from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. 

Transition risks, mitigation options, and the global protein transformation in the context of Argentina’s agriculture sector
Publication date 22 Mar 2022

Ambition to Action Phase II publication series The three-part report series identifies transition risks faced by Argentina’s export...

Working Paper: Transition risks for Argentina’s agricultural sector
Publication date 05 Nov 2021

The Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) and NewClimate analyse the transition risks faced by Argentina’s export...

Climate Action Tracker: Exploring new electric vehicle roadmaps for China in a post-COVID-19 era
Publication date 05 Oct 2021

In this report, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) explores several sets of scenarios for the evolution of the passenger vehicle stock in...

Publication in Nature Climate Change: Wave of net zero emission targets opens window to meeting the Paris Agreement
Publication date 16 Sep 2021

This article published in "Nature Climate Change" analyses the recent wave of national net zero targets showing that there is...

Greenhouse gas emission scenarios in nine key non-G20 countries: An assessment of progress toward 2030 climate targets
Publication date 01 Jun 2021

This study published in the "Environmental Science & Policy" journal assesses if nine key non-G20 countries meet 2030 GHG targets with...

Capacity building for integrated and ambitious climate policy planning in Georgia and Mongolia

NewClimate Institute, as an implementing partner of GIZ, supports the Governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the further development...

Ambition to Action

The Ambition to Action (A2A) project is funded under the German International Climate Initiative (IKI). Through this project, the A2A...

Climate Transparency

Climate Transparency is an open global consortium with a shared mission to stimulate a ‘race to the top’ in climate action through...

Climate Action Tracker

The Climate Action Tracker is a science-based assessment that provides regularly updated information on countries’ emission reduction...

SCAN tool
Publication date 30 Nov 2018

The SDG Climate Action Nexus tool (SCAN-tool) is designed to provide high-level guidance on how climate actions can impact achievement...

Haciendo Realidad las Estrategias de Desarrollo Bajo en Emisiones de GEI
Venue Online
Date 03 Dec 2020

Sofia Gonzales-Zuñiga, Pablo Lopez Legarreta (ambos NewClimate Institute), Paola Vasconi (GIZ), Daniela García Sánchez (GIZ Costa Rica)...

Anchoring the climate agenda in countries: Analysing impacts beyond climate change
Venue Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB48)
Date 09 May 2018

At the 2018 Bonn Climate Change Conference, NewClimate Institute, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and Climate Analytics...

Saving time and resources by aligning climate planning processes
Publication date 18 Jun 2019

This blogpost is based on a paper by NewClimate Institute. Navigating the various international climate change planning and reporting...

The SCAN-tool: A new way to explore links between climate action and SDGs
Publication date 08 Nov 2018

In 2015, leaders from the member states of the United Nations agreed on objectives to shift all economies and societies toward...

Climate Transparency: G20 not yet on the necessary transition from a "brown" to "green" economy
Publication date 01 Sep 2016

Press release from Climate Transparency The G20 needs to make more effort to move to a green, low-carbon economy, especially in the...

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