Jorge Gastelumendi

Global Policy Director

As a recognized climate and environmental policy and finance leader, lawyer and passionate, public-spirited professional, Jorge joins the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), where he was MD, External Affairs, Global Strategies and previously head of TNC’s International Climate Finance Team. He also served as Chief Advisor and negotiator to the Government of Peru, leading to the adoption of the Paris Agreement in the government’s dual role as UNFCCC COP20 Presidency and co-chair of the Green Climate Fund's board. Earlier in his career, Jorge was a carbon fund manager at The World Bank’s Carbon Finance Unit.

With deep and broad geopolitical experience, relationships and renowned high performance delivering policy and public finance solutions for addressing climate change, combatting biodiversity loss and advancing low-carbon energy, Jorge is naturally suited to bring his leadership to a longstanding foreign policy organization in its implementation and scaling of evidence-based solutions to climate, migration and security challenges.

Originally from Peru, he holds a J.D. from Peru’s Catholic University, an MSc. in Energy and the Environment from the University of Calgary and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government — Harvard University. He now lives in Washington, DC, with his family.