Mariano Castro

Optimiza Gestion S.A.C. - Peru

Mariano Castro Sánchez-Moreno is an expert on environmental law and management. Graduated lawyer from the Catholic University of Peru, PUCP. He has also a diploma on High Management Program of the University of Piura, and two master degrees on Conservation Biology at UPCH and on Legal Research at PUCP.

He has been Deputy Minister of Environmental Management of Peru and Vice-President of the United Nations Environment Assembly, UNEA-1. He coordinated the Evaluation of the Peruvian Environmental Performance from 2003 to 2013 commissioned by the OECD and ECLAC. He was president of the Multisector Commissions for the Prevention and Environmental Depollution of the Titicaca Lake, and the Bay of Sechura. He was Executive Secretary of the National Council of the Environment of Peru.

He was Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Científica del Sur. He was also member of the Commission who proposed the creation of the Ministry of the Environment of Peru. He served as Technical Secretary of the Commission, which prepared the General Environmental Law of Peru. He was coordinator of the environmental governance of the Andean Amazon Conservation Initiative which involved the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law and USAID. He was Coordinator of the Environmental Program Multisectoral Credit Program of the IDB and the Development Finance Corporation, COFIDE.

He has experience in the development and management of environmental regulation. He has developed multiple experiences on environmental management affairs involving governments, communities and companies. As of 2017, he is manager of Optimiza Management and teaches at the program on Environmental Law and Natural Resources of PUCP, as well as at the Environmental Legal Clinic of the PUCP.

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