Dr. Ana María Loboguerrero Rodríguez holds a Master and a PhD in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles, USA (UCLA). Dr. Loboguerrero has more than eight years’ experience of working on climate change challenges. She has also worked at the Research Department and Monetary and Reserves Department of the Central Bank of Colombia, the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Sustainable Environmental Development Deputy Directorate of the National Planning Department of Colombia as Coordinator of Climate Change. At this position, Dr. Loboguerrero led the formulation of the Colombian Climate Change Policy, the National Adaptation Plan, the National Development Plan and the research agenda on climate change and coordinated the technical support for the Colombian Low Carbon Growth Strategy. Dr. Loboguerrero has also worked as an external expert panel member of the evaluation of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) work in climate change mitigation and adaptation. She was a lecturer of economics at UCLA and several universities in Colombia. Dr. Loboguerrero also taught Economics of Climate Change at the University of Los Andes and has supervised several undergraduate, masters and PhD dissertations.
Since 2013 Dr. Loboguerrero leads the Latin America Regional Program of CCAFS and in this position she plays a major role in partnership development aimed to build impact pathways so that knowledge in climate change leads to implementation. Through CCAFS, Dr. Loboguerrero has contributed to strengthen the agricultural sector in Latin America so that it is not totally dependent on climate variability, but on the contrary, it manages climate to its advantage, or at least to avoid the bulk of negative consequences. Dr. Loboguerrero has used her experience working in the public sector to become a key partner of policy makers and planners in the region so that they truly use climate information and tools to design and implement plans and strategies and find ways to make climate information useful and applicable for end-users.
Dr. Loboguerrero's research agenda has focused on understanding how science can influence policy making and also on the construction and comparison between various types of economic models to assess the consequences of adaptation and mitigation for the economic development of the countries. This research agenda has helped greatly to inform policies and interventions that combine and consider trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation towards low emissions agricultural development.
- De Pinto A, Loboguerrero A.M, Londoño M, Ovalle K, and Suarez R. 2017. Informing climate policy through institutional collaboration: reflections on the preparation of Colombia’s nationally determined contribution. Climate Policy.
- Loboguerrero A.M, and Martinez-Baron D. 2017. Climate-Smart Agriculture across scales in Latin America. In: Agriculture for Development: Special issue on climate-smart agriculture (CSA), 30, 10-11.
- Loboguerrero A.M, Hansen J, Baethgen W, and Martinez-Baron D. 2017. Climate services and insurance: scaling climate-smart agriculture. In: Agriculture for Development: Special issue on climate-smart agriculture (CSA), 30, 31-34.
- Sain G, Loboguerrero A.M, Corner-Dolloff C, Lizarazo M, Nowak A, Martínez-Barón D, and Andrieu N. 2017. Costs and benefits of climate-smart agriculture: The case of the Dry Corridor in Guatemala. Agricultural Systems, 151, 163-173.
- Dinesh D, Aggarwal P, Khatri-Chhetri A, Loboguerrero A.M, Mungai C, Radeny M, Sebastian L, and Zougmoré R. 2017. The rise in CSA strategies, policies, partnerships and investments across the globe. In: Agriculture for Development: Special issue on climate-smart agriculture (CSA), 30, 4-9.
- Clarke L, McFarland J, Octaviano C, Van Ruijven B, Beach R, Daenzer K, Hernandez S, Lucena A, Kitous A, Labriet M, Loboguerrero A.M, Mundra A, and Van der Zwaan B. 2016. Long-term abatement potential and current policy trajectories in Latin American countries. Energy Economics, 56, 513-525.
- Calderon S, Alvarez AC, Loboguerrero A. M, Arango S, Calvin K, Kober T, Fisher-Vanden K, and Daenzer K. 2016. Achieving CO2 reductions in Colombia: Effects of carbon taxes and abatement targets. Energy Economics, 56, 575-586.
- Calvin K, Beach R, Gurgel A, Labriet M, and Loboguerrero A.M. 2016. Agriculture, forestry, and other land-use emissions in Latin America. Energy Economics, 56, 615-624.
- Kober T, Summerton P, Pollitt H, Chewpreecha U, Ren X, Wills W, Octaviano C, McFarland J, Beach R, Cai Y, Calderon S, Fisher-Vanden K, and Loboguerrero A.M. 2016. Macroeconomic impacts of climate change mitigation in Latin America: A cross-model comparison. Energy Economics, 56, 625-636.
- Campbell B.M, Vermeulen S.J, Aggarwal P.K, Corner-Dolloff C, Girvetz E, Loboguerrero A.M, Ramirez-Villegas J, Rosenstock T, Sebastian L, Thornton P.K and Wollenberg E. 2016. Reducing risks to food security from climate change. Global Food Security, 11, 34-43.
- Andrieu N, Pédelahore P, Howland F, Descheemaeker K, Vall E, Bonilla-Findji O, Corner C, Loboguerrero A.M, and Chia E. 2015. Climate-Smart Farms? Case Studies in Burkina Faso and Colombia. In: Climate Change and Agriculture Worldwide, pp.143-154.