Born and raised surrounded by volcanoes in central Mexico, Fernando Briones is passionate about culture, photography, and mountains. He likes to explore and share the world’s diversity, including the difficulties and ingenuity towards environmental problems and cultural changes.
Fernando Briones holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris, France. His research interest is the social dimensions of environmental changes. He worked on disaster risk reduction, social vulnerability, resilience, indigenous knowledge, and public policies’ applicability on climate change adaptation and mitigation for twenty years. It has developed his publications with research in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. Fernando is a Research Affiliate at the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has joined the GCF Task Force in 2021.
Fernando has also been a scientific governmental advisor, consultant, journalist, photographer, professor, mountain guide, and cat and dog sitter, among other activities.