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Monserrat Budding-Polo Ballinas is an Architect and Urban planner specialized in urban environmental management and climate change. She has working experience in the public, private and academic sectors. Monserrat has an active role as researcher, advisor and project manager for the Climate Resilient Cities team, within the Green Climate Solutions Programme at Wageningen Environmental Research (WEnR).
Her working experience and research interests include climate change, urban resilience, urban environmental management, urban governance and participatory planning, nature-based solutions, ecosystem-based adaptation, urban agriculture, financing nature-inclusive climate adaptation and land policies for sustainable urban development. Monserrat has participated in diverse international projects and events in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Likewise, she has collaborated on projects with clients like UN-Habitat, UNEP, SNV, EU Commission, Cities Alliance, Nuffic-OKP, EIT-Climate KIC, NWO and with local governments from different cities around the world.