Dr. Jairo Garcia is and an expert in urban sustainability and climate change. Dr. Garcia is the former Director of Climate Policy with the City of Atlanta and the lead author of Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan. He received the National Individual Climate Leadership Award by the EPA in 2017 and the Climate Reality Green Ring Award in 2021. Dr. Garcia holds an engineering degree, two Masters of Science degrees, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Technology and Sustainability. Presently, Dr. Garcia is the CEO of Urban Climate Nexus and teaches classes in urban sustainability and climate change.