Juan Auz is a PhD candidate at the Hertie School's Centre for Fundamental Rights in Berlin. Before this, he was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). His research lies at the junction of human rights and climate change law, focusing on Latin America. Juan has worked for several years in Ecuador on indigenous peoples' rights in Amazonia as the Co-Founder of Terra Mater and Executive Director of Fundación Pachamama. He holds an LL.B. from Universidad de las Americas in Quito and LL.M. in Global Environmental Law from the University of Edinburgh. Juan is a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment, the American and European Societies of International Law (ESIL and ASIL)", and CIVICUS.