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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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An expert in global environmental policy, climate change and environmental management

Daniel is an expert in CR & Sustainability | Carbon Management Strategy | Bioeconomy. He has lead efforts on global environmental policy, climate change and environmental management. He has represented LA at the Executive Board of the UN Clean Development Mechanism and lead Paris climate change negotiations towards a successful outcome on forest protection. He was Minister of the Environment in Ecuador and Undersecretary-General for the Foreign Affairs, Trade & Integration. He graduated with Ph.D. degree in Public Policy and Management at John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University
Questions I can answer:
How will climate change affect business?
What are the major trends affecting corporate sustainability?

National Secretariat for Policy Management • Ecuador

Assistant Secretary General

2017 - Present (2 years, 7 months)
The National Secretariat for Policy Management (SNGP) is a body governed by public law, with its own legal personality, assets and administrative and financial regime;
The National Secretariat for Policy Management is responsible for formulating policies for governance, political relations with the other functions of the State, with the decentralized Autonomous Governments, the political dialogue with the social actors and the political coordination with the representatives of the executive in the territory
ESPOL • Ecuador

Director of the Center for Public Policies

2016 - Present (3 years, 8 months)
The Escuela Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL, is a public institution of higher education, category A;
Currently, it has six internationally accredited engineers by ABET: computing, civil , naval, mechanical, electrical and industrial;
The eight faculties of ESPOL offer 33 degree courses in areas such as science and engineering, commercial education, health, services, humanities, art and design;
In addition, it has the first Business School in the country, ESPAE, the only one in Ecuador accredited by AACSB and AMBA
Ministry of the Environment • Ecuador


2015 - 2016 (8 months)
The Ministry of the Environment is the agency of the Ecuadorian State in charge of designing environmental policies and coordinating strategies, projects and programs for the care of ecosystems and the sustainable use of natural resources;
It proposes and defines the norms to achieve the adequate environmental quality, with a development based on the conservation and the appropriate use of the biodiversity and of the resources with which country counts
UNFCCC • Germany

Member - Executive Board Clean Development Mechanism

2013 - 2014 (1 year, 1 month)
With 197 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement;
The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep a global average temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre industrial levels;
The ultimate objective of all agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development
Ecuador Ministry of Foreign Affairs • Ecuador

Undersecretary for Rights and Guarantees

2012 - 2015 (2 years, 4 months)
Was responsible for environment & climate change, human rights and social affairs and cultural promotion
John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University

Research Associate

2007 - 2010 (3 years, 1 month)
Worked on public policy and management, environmental and resource economics, carbon sequestration and biofuels production as GHG mitigation strategies (i.e., African palm and jatropha - piñon oil)

General Manager

2004 - 2005 (1 year, 8 months)
ECOGREEN, SA is a company 100% committed to the environment and global development;
They have a wide range of LED products, solar water heaters, solar panels, wind turbines and more