C40 City Adviser, Quezon City, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
A climate emergency activist and urbanist, Marvin has been learning about and working with Southeast Asian cities at the forefront of transformative climate action. At present, he is affiliated with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, serving as City Adviser for Quezon City, Philippines. In this role, he manages the delivery of the city’s Climate Action Planning programme in line with Deadline 2020, C40’s flagship global program. He is concurrently reading a Master of Science (MSc) in Sustainable Urban Development at University of Oxford. He also serves as the Southeast Asia Coordinator for the Oxford Urbanists, a think and do tank tackling contemporary urban challenges through interdisciplinary, global collaboration. He specializes in climate change mitigation and adaptation, policy development, stakeholder engagement, and statistical and economic analysis. Marvin holds a Master's degree in Political Science major in Global Politics and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics-Honors and Political Science from Ateneo de Manila University, and served as lecturer at the Department of Economics at Ateneo de Manila University. He was a recipient of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Mobility with Asia at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and the Joint Master’s Research Mobility of the ASEAN University Network and Kyoto University Graduate School of Energy Sciences (Japan).