About Us

About Us

Polen Transiciones Justas is a think tank dedicated to informing and influencing public policy and decision-making processes in Colombia. Our core mission is to advocate for just transitions, striving to establish a society that is both equitable and resilient in the context of climate change. Our approaches are rooted in empirical data, verifiable facts, active engagement with various stakeholders, inclusive participation of diverse communities, and an open and constructive dialogue with civil society..

Our Mission

Promoting just and inclusive transitions towards a sustainable energy system that brings benefits to all Colombians. Through our efforts, we aim to contribute to a more equitable and resilient society in the face of climate change, using energy as a catalyst for this transformative journey.

Nuestra visión

Para el año 2030, Polen Transiciones Justas espera ser reconocido por parte de entidades públicas, sindicatos, trabajadores, comunidades y sociedad civil por la calidad de sus documentos y actividades, siendo un actor clave en el cambio colectivo y gradual hacia un futuro posfósil más justo.

Mariana Villegas works in project development at POLEN, serving as a senior associate expert specializing in legislation and regulation within the energy sector. Mariana's educational background includes a Master's Degree in Energy and Sustainability from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, a Specialization in Mining and Energy Law from Universidad Externado de Colombia, and an undergraduate degree in Law from Universidad del Rosario. Furthermore, Mariana contributes her expertise as a professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, where she teaches in the Masters in Energy and Sustainability program. Prior to joining POLEN, Mariana held the position of Senior Associate and led the Power Practice at a renowned multinational firm, Baker McKenzie Colombia S.A.S., working in Colombia. You can get in touch with Mariana at mariana.villegas@polentj.org

Mariana Villegas