Renz Cerillo

Sustainability Management – ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability South East Asia Secretariat


Renz is a sustainability specialist with multidisciplinary experience in development, policy and science communications, and climate mitigation and adaptation actions. He is part of the Southeast Asia Secretariat of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and manages programs on climate change action plans and low-emission strategies across Southeast Asia. He works with consultants and the national government in designing the Philippines’ measurement, reporting, and verification plan for its Nationally Determined Contributions and their alignment with the SDGs. A clean energy transition advocate, he also acts as the Project Support Lead for OurEnergy2030 – a coalition of youth and civil society organizations advocating for an equitable and inclusive energy transition.

Previously part of the British Embassy Manila, he primarily supported the United Kingdom’s Newton Fund and was also engaged in its ASEAN Low Carbon Programme, strengthening partnerships between the two governments through policy and programme work.

See all speaker profiles