Electric mobility expert and advocate Monica Araya has been appointed a ClimateWorks Distinguished Fellow. In her new role, Araya will partner with the leading climate intermediary’s transportation team to help accelerate the shift towards 100 per cent zero-emissions road transport.
‘Monica Araya brings a wealth of experience championing local and global electric mobility strategies, working collaboratively with leaders in government, business, advocacy, and philanthropy,’ said Charlotte Pera, president and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation. ‘We are delighted that Monica will be joining ClimateWorks as a distinguished fellow to supercharge the shift to zero-emissions road transportation.’
Araya is a leading voice for global electrification, serving as a key advisor to the UK Presidency’s clean transport campaign in the run-up to COP26 and the transport lead for the Climate Champions’ Race To Zero campaign. She has also presented a viral TED talk about ‘detoxing’ transportation at the launch of the TED Climate Countdown, and was the first Latin American woman selected for the inaugural all-female expedition to Antarctica.
‘I am excited to work with the ClimateWorks Transportation team at a pivotal time for electric mobility,’ said Araya. ‘Together, with the Foundation’s network of global partners, we can seize the momentum of ever-improving economics for zero-emission transportation technologies and the world’s renewed commitment to the Paris Agreement and stronger climate action. Together, we can prioritize clean road transportation at COP26 and make 2021 a “super year” in the race to zero-emissions mobility.’