Camilo Ortega P. M.Sc. is GGGI’s Policy Lead & Deputy Country Representative for Colombia, where he is responsible for developing substantive inputs and analyses to the development, delivery, and assessment of work programs and activities at country level, especially those related to Land Use and Climate Change.
He has more than 18 years’ experience in environmental management, forest conservation and climate change fields. Prior joining GGGI he worked both, with public and private institutions such as the Colombian Ministry of Environment, Colombian National Natural Parks, the Worldwide Fund for Nature and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others.
Camilo has significant experience in valuation of natural resources, sustainable biotrade, mechanisms to recognize environmental services, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, including REDD+ Mechanisms. He has especial interest in economy and environment management fields that contributes to reduce environmental conflicts and to improve people’s quality of life.
He speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese, holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and an Environmental Management Master from the Pontifical Xavierian University of Colombia and has diverse publications related to Climate Change, Forests and Environmental Services.