Founder & Principle
Maria Beatriz Garcia-Rincon is an urban and climate change specialist at The World Bank specialized in environmental financing. Her work is mainly to establish a paradigm shift within financing tools that will enable CSOs, NGOs as well as national and local governments to work on building a strong governance model for the world's future populations. She explores an implementation policy package for effective climate actions undertaken by national governments under observer organizations.
Her work specializes on an urban development sustainable city agenda, story-telling to achieve a development agenda, and Africa as well as Latin America development goals in sustainable holistic life-cycles. She has a keen commitment on developing sustainable cities. In addition, she is an international development professional, policy analyst, and project manager, specialized in urban economic trends, sustainable growth with a business development edge and experience with developing pilot programs across Latin America/West Africa.
She is an executive director and founder of Urban-Elements. She has been working on an interdisciplinary set of objectives such as Inclusive Sustainable Growth (ISG) to improve upon energy, climate change, and resilience, climate finance, and women’s empowerment in urban settings at a global scale.
She loves to integrate many sectors into her work and has experience in working with the transport, infrastructure, gender, international relations, environment and education sectors. She has worked with donor partners to achieve their goals, specifically from South Korea, Japan, Norway, Finland, Germany, France, UK, USA, Switzerland, and more.