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 and advisor 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, 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 UNEP, EU Commission, Nuffic-OKP, EIT-Climate KIC, NWO and with local governments from different cities around the world.