Diego Portugal Del Pino

PhD Candidate


The main topic of this doctoral research are the trade-offs in climate change adaptation measures, with a particular interest in the difference drivers between global and local approaches especially in countries that are at the frontline of climate risks. Thus, what I would like to answer at the end of this dissertation is, given the origins of trade-offs, how the identification, management and negotiations of local-originated trade-offs are key enablers to achieve effective adaptation to climate change?
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Diego Portugal Del Pino

RG Schipper


Geozentrum - Meckenheimer Allee 176

53115 Bonn

Research Areas

  • Trade-offs in climate change adaptation
  • Difference between global and local approaches
  • Nature-based Solutions
  • Plural valuation

Title of PhD Thesis:

  • Effective climate change adaptation measures and its relationship with trade-offs: From global priorities to transdisciplinary options.

Curriculum Vitae

April 2023 - now: Associate Programme Officer on Climate Change Adaptation and Green Works | International Training Centre of the ILO – Turin, Italy

January 2020 - April 2023: Nature-based Solutions Specialist | World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF International) – Berlin, Germany

March 2022 - December 2022: Part-time Nature-based Solutions External Collaborator | International Labour Organization – Remote position

May 2022 - October 2022: Nature-based Solutions climate adaptation consultant | Agence Française de Développement (AFD) – Remote position, Workshop in Manaus

October 2017 - December 2018: Agroforestry/urban forestry consultant | UN-FAO – Rome, Italy

March 2015 - March 2019: Co-founder & former president | Ficus Perú (NGO) – Lima, Peru

January 2013 - September 2013: Internship | Cairns Regional Council – Australia


  • NbS workshop in Kenya for ILO PROSPECTS in Naivasha, Kenya, March 2024
  • Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza y el mundo del trabajo (NbS and the world of work) for UNEP's CityAdapt webinar on February 2024 - Online
  • Introduccion a las Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza (Introduction to NbS) for US Forest Service on February 2024 - Online
  • Nature-based Solutions and green jobs for WWF African workshop in Malindi, Kenya, October 2023
  • Complementary ideas for the implementation of Nature-based Solutions – Focus on trade-offs and maladaptation for the Adaptation Futures 2023 in Montreal, Canada, October 2023
  • Nature-based solutions in the context of disaster-risk reduction for a workshop organized by the International Federation of the Red Cross with the Colombian Red Cross in Barranquilla, Colombia, March 2023
  • ​Synergies and Trade-offs in NbS for BfN workshop on July 2022 in Vilm Island, Germany
  • Finance in climate change adaptation for the French Development Agency in Manaus, Brazil, June 2022


Scientific publications:

  • Diego Portugal Del Pino, Jonatan Fredricson Marquez (2023): Complementary ideas for the implementation of nature-based solutions,
    Environmental Science & Policy, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S146290112300014X
  • Portugal Del Pino, D., Borelli, S., Pauleit, S. (2020). Nature-Based Solutions in Latin American Cities. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-030-32811-5_120-1

Other publications:

  • ILO - UNEP - IUCN  Decent work in NbS. Joint biannual publication with ILO-UNEP-IUCN in November 2023
  • ​Strengthening synergies for biodiversity and climate with BfN in April, 2023
  • Nature Hires. Published with WWF and ILO. Topic: Urges policymakers to urgently explore the potential of Nature-based Solutions, and seek to integrate them in their responses to COVID-19 in September, 2020.
  • Powering Nature - Chapter 8. Generating evidence from NbS towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Topic: Provide field-based indicators for Nature-based Solutions and how they can contribute to national and international commitments in September 2021.
  • A Blueprint for High-Quality Interventions that Work for People, Nature and Climate. Topic: WWF’s views on implementing high-impact and high-quality nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change.
  • Urban Nature-based Solutions: Cities leading the way.Topic: Cities Leading the Way showcases eight successful nature-based solutions implemented in cities around the world.  


Scholarship by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung for master's degree


  • ​IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, https://www.iucn.org/our-union/commissions/commission-ecosystem-management
  • ​Ficus Peru, https://ficus.org.pe/
  • gaia-liNc e.V., https://gaialinc.org/
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