Head of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Secretariat - UN Environment
Helena Molin Valdés is head of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Secretariat, a position that she’s held since 2013.
Helena is an experienced leader within the UN system. She was a senior executive with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), where she led work on resilience, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, and climate change related topics. She was UNISDR’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean and worked with the Pan American Health Organization on hospital mitigation and disaster preparedness.
Before joining the UN Helena was a practicing architect, planner, and head of a Central American NGO that worked on community based projects and appropriate technology development, including improved bricks production and cook stoves.