Maria Paloma Noriega Jalil

United States

“Having a common cause allows negotiators from all sides to perceive their common humanity and realize that there is ultimately a common interest to join forces to preserve the planet for ourselves and future generations.”

Maria Paloma Noriega Jalil

Maria Paloma Noriega Jalil, Climate advocate working on resilience and the interconnection between climate change and peace, UNFCCC.

Paloma works on climate change in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, including on topics related to adaptation and resilience, as well as measuring progress towards the Paris Agreement goals. She is passionate about peace-responsive climate action, a topic she has researched in collaboration with Interpeace and as part of her Masters in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She has been involved in previous editions of the Geneva Peace Week, and is part of other projects related to the climate-peace nexus, such as Nature Footprints and the Environment, Climate, Conflict, and Peace community of practice hosted by the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. She has also undertaken research on ecosystem-based approaches, her other passion, at the Institute for Environment and Human Security of the UN University. Previously, Paloma worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico and holds a BA in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico.