Jose Medina Mora de Leon is a Master of Environmental Management (MEM ‘13) candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES). Having been the manager for research, development and technology transfer at the National Forestry Commission of Mexico, he has also consulted for environmental certifications and EIAs for renewable energy projects.
At the COP-18, he is interested in studying the link between climate change and cooperation for development. Jose will be representing the Mexican delegation and sharing insights as to what it’s like to be a negotiator and Mexico’s leadership role in the negotiations.
He holds a B.Sc. in environmental engineering from ITESO Jesuit University at Guadalajara and is a candidate for the Masters in Environmental Management at Yale University. He was awarded with the “Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellowship” in 2012 for his promising career in the environment field. Jose is happily married to Paty Corona, a Mexican environmental attorney.