Cristian Rivera

Cristian Rivera is a Program Officer of GGGI Colombia Program. At his current role, he provides strategic direction and coordinate the development of technical inputs for the implementation of the Colombian Green Growth Policy. He is also responsible to Compile information and develop analyses to support project formulation within the context of the country program.

Cristian has several experience in environmental issues from different perspectives. Recently, he had an overseas experience with a German Company in the development of a biogas project with different stakeholders in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Prior to this, Cristian worked four years in the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia as a specialized professional, he led the development of regulations, policies and guidelines related to the comprehensive waste management and the environmental license conditions for renewable energies. He possess also experience at the regional level in the framework of a Cleaner Production program for productive sectors such as gas stations, hotels, sugar cane (panela) and dairy.

From the academia perspective, Cristian worked as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (United Nations University-FLORES) in Dresden Germany, in topics related to the sustainability of organic waste management in Colombia. He has been a lecturer in topics related with waste management, green business, sustainable energy production and climate change in universities as suchlike Uniagustiniana, Jorge Tadeo Lozano and ECCI.

Cristian majored in Environmental Engineering. He also has a Master degree in Renewable Energies obtained in Spain. He is passionate about the nexus between environment, society and economy.