Edgar J. Gonzalez-Gaudiano is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Researches in Education, at the Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico,where he leads the research line of environmental education for sustainability. A member of the Commission of Education and Communication of IUCN and former Regional President for Mesoamerica (2001-2006). He has been member of Board of Directors at the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) (1992-1997). He also worked with WWF and the UNESCO in projects related to national strategies for environmental education.

He is also a member of National System of Researchers in Mexico (level III). He has written twenty-two books and more than 100 articles in several specialized journals in the field of environmental education. He is a Latin American liaison person and was a member of the UNESCO Group of Reference for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He has received a number of awards: The National Award to Ecological Merit (2004), in the scholar category and the UANL Award of Research in Humanities (2007). His current research focus is on social representations of climate change, vulnerability, risk and social resilience.