Helena Molin Valdés
Head of the CCAC Secretariat
Helena Molin Valdés is the head of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Secretariat at the UN Environment office in Paris, a position that she’s held since 2013. Helena is an experienced leader within the UN system. She was a senior executive with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), where she led work on resilience, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, and climate change related topics. She was UNISDR’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean and worked with the Pan American Health Organization on hospital mitigation and disaster preparedness. Before joining the UN Helena was a practicing architect, planner, and head of a Swedish NGO based in Central America that worked on community based projects and appropriate technology development, including improved bricks production and cook stoves with the University of Lund.
Head of the Coalition SecretariatClimate & Clean Air Coalition