Mireia Figueras Alsius - Climate Officer

Since I joined HCWH Europe, I have been involved in different programme areas and supported the organisation´s membership and events planning. I am now involved in the development of the Climate-smart Healthcare programme. A big part of my role is to work directly with healthcare providers to support their transition to low-carbon healthcare.

I enjoy working directly with our members and bringing people together to work towards decarbonisation. I constantly learn and get energy and inspiration from our members and our team.

Prior to joining HCWH Europe, I did an internship at the Sustainability Department of Unescocat (UNESCO Center of Catalonia) and I spent three years working in the environmental education field where I coordinated pedagogic environmental programmes and a team of educators. After this, I moved to Bulgaria, where I did a European Voluntary Service with an NGO dedicated to promoting a culture of peace, social justice, and environmental protection. I was involved in a project that facilitated social inclusion of asylum-seekers and I supported the coordinators in implementing the volunteer management cycle, recruitment, training, coordination, and evaluating of the project.

I hold a degree in Environmental Sciences and an MSc in International Relations, Security and Development from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, writing my thesis on the EU’s role in international climate negotiations.

In my spare time, I like to escape the city as much as I can, and I love to be in nature. I also love cinema, especially documentaries or movies based on true events. I enjoy discovering new kinds of (vegetarian) food, but I don't like cooking! I also like to learn new languages. I try to do my part to fight for a more equitable society, and I believe many little people, in little places, doing little things, can change the world.

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