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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity
Mauro Fernández AFSEE

Mauro Fernández

Founder and President, Sociedad y Naturaleza

Mauro is a social and environmental campaigner, activist, and writer with more than 15 years of experience working against inequalities and systemic corruption. He has expertise in climate negotiations, energy transition and gender rights, as well as storytelling and digital and grassroots organising. He is the Founder and President of Sociedad y Naturaleza, an environmental NGO born out of his AFSEE project.

Mauro has led campaigns at provincial, national and global levels, working with indigenous communities, volunteer groups, lawyers, and campaigners from around the world. From 2007 to 2020, he worked for Greenpeace in Argentina, Chile and Colombia, where he headed its Climate and Energy unit, served as its Climate Policy Advisor, and participated in its Global Climate Political Unit. He was Greenpeace’s global Spanish-language spokesperson and negotiator at a number of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings, and in December 2018 served as a civil society observer at the first G20 meeting in Latin America.

In 2009 Mauro organised a movement to push for stronger legislation against sexual offenders in Argentina. This movement was recognised at the Legislature of Buenos Aires and resulted in a national bill that created inter-disciplinary groups to assess the preparedness for social reintegration of those convicted of sexual offences and introduced new rights for victims in this process. While at Greenpeace, Mauro was chosen to serve as Integrity Officer, and designed and applied a global Integrity System in the workplace, in consultation with gender experts.

Mauro was a member of Greenpeace’s Future Leaders Programme, undertaken yearly courses on nuclear energy and climate and energy policy, and continues to develop his journalistic and narrative writing. He has served as a radio columnist and is an occasional commentator on national media on environmental and social issues.

Real change is not a product on sale. It is not something you see immediately after you ‘win’ a campaign, or even an election. Change is an enduring process by committed people doing their best in life, and planting seeds that may, or may not, flourish in the future.

Mauro Fernández


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