Step Up Converter B.G. Reguero is a researcher at the University of California-Santa Cruz and with The Nature Conservancy. He is a civil engineer with a PhD in sciences and technologies of water and the environment from the University of Cantabria’s Environmental Institute of Hydraulics and a Master’s in Applied Economics. His research focuses on climate risks, coastal science and policy, the impacts of climate change, ecosystem-based adaptation and risk reduction. He has consulted for different international organizations, including the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank; and in different geographies, where his work has informed policy through science and applied knowledge. His current areas of work, in partnership with the US Geological Survey, The Nature Conservancy and the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University are: coastal adaptation; disaster risk reduction and risk management in coastal areas; innovative risk financing; the value and use of ecosystems for coastal protection, with a special focus in coral reefs; and the economics associated with climate adaptation.