Ms. Maria Pascual has a Bachelor Degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona (Spain), and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University (Sweden). In 2022, as part of her master’s thesis, she joined the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies project ”Just Energy Transitions (JET) or Navigating Justice Claims – Between Riots, Strikes and Business as Usual”. Her interdisciplinary academic background uniquely combines natural and social sciences through the lens of environmental and social sustainability, equipping her with a comprehensive understanding of complex environmental issues. In 2022, she entered an internship at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Vienna, Austria. She joined the Green Climate Fund (GCF) project, within the Water, Environment, and Climate (WEC) Portfolio, where she worked in grant management services for climate adaptation. In 2023, she has joined WE&B as a Junior Consultant.