Gonzalo is a Senior Associate on Buildings in Spain. His main role is to support Spanish organisations in decarbonising the built environment and other environmental challenges as part of the implementation of the Spanish ECF strategy.
Before joining the ECF, Gonzalo worked in civil society organisations and for the public and private sectors. He was an advisor for public administrations in international development programs at the GIZ, set up a sustainable urban consultancy in Spain and, as part of the European Environmental Bureau, advocated for decarbonising the construction sector at the EU level.
Gonzalo is an architect and urban planner by the Polytechnic University of Madrid and holds a Master’s degree in Territorial and Urban Planning and a postgraduate diploma in International Development. Thanks to his work in several countries, such as Mozambique, Argentina, Ethiopia and Belgium, he understands the built environment as the result of our social challenges and as a frame to discuss how we want to relate to each other. He believes that ecological transition entails both cultural and physical encouraging transformations.
He loves music, playing in his jazz band and reading a good book in natural places without constructions.