Regional Director for South America, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Gabriel has 20 years of experience in the Latin American region focusing on environmental and natural resource management. A Peruvian national, he is an expert in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies with emphasis on climate change, financing of sustainable development and conservation of biological diversity. He has been Minister of Environment in Peru, vice-minister of strategic development of natural resources, regional director for Peru, Colombia and Ecuador of Conservation Strategy Fund, co-chair of the Green Climate Fund and representative in Peru of The Nature Conservancy. Gabriel has also consulted for the sustainable energy and climate change unit of the Inter-American Development Bank, the AVINA Foundation, GIZ and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. He is a member of IUCN’s Global Commission on Protected Areas and a trustee of the International Institute for Environment and Development. Gabriel holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of the Republic of Uruguay and a master’s degree in natural resources administration from INCAE Business School of Costa Rica.
Session Description: Biodiversity mainstreaming aims to integrate biodiversity considerations into various sectors and decision-making processes. However, it faces persistent challenges such as limited awareness, coordination, conflicting priorities, and inadequate resources. Read more