FOCCA, is a non-profit organization recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3), that brings together our concern for the environment and interest in innovative technologies, as well as our will to ensure the well-being of future generations. We are committed to supporting actions towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient and sustainable community, and, at a larger scale, a sustainable planet. We work to narrow the knowledge and technology gap in most vulnerable communities, such as low income, indigenous and latinxs.
Meat the team!
Co-founder and Executive Director
Accomplished in climate policy, regulation, carbon finance, mitigation and adaptation. More than fifteen yers of international experience designing institutional arrangements for the implementation of carbon pricing instruments and climate change adaptation strategies.
Outreach and Partnerships
Expert on leading projects that involve waste management, waste to energy, hazardous waste and solutions to reduce GHG emissions. His professional experience includes founding the Cascos Verdes non-profit organization, working as environmental consultant for local and federal governments.
Co-founder and Managing Director
Specialist in Information Communication Technology (ICT) Law and its applications towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than fifteen years of experience on policy research and contracts negotiation regarding technological solutions for
government applications. Masters Degree on Artificial Intelligence and Law.
PR and Communications
Expert in communications and public relations, focused in sustainability Ambassador of the Latin America Green Awards; member of Lean In Organization and founder of the Lean In Sustainable Circle. Internationally certified as a Promoter of SDGs and Certified in GRI Standards Reports.
Cecilia Speroni, Board Member
Senior researcher at Mathematica and research affiliate at the UCSB. Focused on education policy and interventions to improve public well-being for at-risk populations. Extensive experience designing and conducting large-scale impact evaluations in K-12 and higher education. Her work includes evaluations of mentoring approaches to connect low-skilled workers with training opportunities, advanced high school curricula and studies of college enrichment programs for minority students.
Hernan Carlino, Board Member
Specialist in climate policy and US triple C negotiations, with experience in economics, international negotiations, regulatory affairs and education. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in the area of projects, environmental economics and regulation, having worked directly at national and international level in climate policy and negotiations, including on REDD and carbon markets.