Javier is the Forest Director at WRI Mexico. He is responsible for bringing the global experience to the national arena, supporting actions and policies for the sustainable use and conservation of the country's natural resources.

He has a trajectory of more than 20 years working in environmental issues, mostly as a public servant in Mexico's Federal Government. He has been General Director for Planning and Evaluation at the Ministry of Environment, Deputy General Director at Financiera Rural and General Director for Prospective Analysis at the Ministry of Social Development.

He holds a BA in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana, MPhil in Environment and Development from University of Cambridge and Doctorate Studies from University of Sussex.