Alaya de Leon

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Senior Legal and Policy Specialist with the Climate Change and Environment Cluster of the Ateneo School of Government,  Philippines

Alaya de Leon is a Senior Legal and Policy Specialist with the Climate Change and Environment Cluster of the Ateneo School of Government in the Philippines. She provides policy advice to the Philippine government on REDD+ issues and has been part of the country delegation to the UNFCCC as REDD+ negotiator since 2011. She specializes on REDD+ safeguards and currently assists in the development of Philippine safeguards and safeguard information system. She previously worked as a lawyer for SALIGAN (Alternative Legal Assistance Center), working on issues around women’s rights, urban poor rights, and local governance.