Héctor Herrera holds a law degree from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, where he also minored in Anthropology. He has a Master’s in Public Policy from Colombia’s Universidad Nacional.
He worked with the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) as a legal adviser, and as coordinator of the Network for Environmental Justice in Colombia. He is a consultant to national and international organizations. His work focuses on environmental justice,
climate justice, climate finance, energy justice, water justice, ecosystem protection, just transitions, environmental participation, indigenous rights, and environmental digital activism.
He is also co-founder and external adviser of the Observatory for Marine and Coastal Governance in Colombia https://www.ceambientales.org/english).