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.

Mateo, one of the co-founders of Polen, holds a degree in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering from the University of Magdalena. During his academic journey, he delved into the study and research of engineering's societal impact, particularly focusing on the role of distributed solar photovoltaic energy as a viable alternative to foster a fair energy transition in communities affected by open-pit coal mining. Additionally, Mateo is an alumnus of the TRAJECTS network and serves as the president of the network of community initiatives, RICO. You can get in touch with Mateo at mateo.vega@polentj.org

Mateo Vega