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Member Countries

All the focal points of the Regional Council of Government Experts on Sustainable Consumption and Production will be members of the Coalition (supported and responding to the mandate of the Regional Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean). All other government representatives who send a formal notification to the Coordinator can be considered government members of the Coalition.


Ministro Carlos Correa




Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible



  • Mr. Sergio Federovisky Secretary of Environmental Control and Monitoring Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Mrs. Cecilia Nicolini Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • José Antonio Terán Adviser to the Minister Vice Ministry of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Forest Management and Development
  • José Carlos Campero Adviser to the Minister Vice Ministry of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Forest Management and Development
  • Thomas Saieg (Lead) Head of the Circular Economy Office Ministry of the Environment
  • Meilin Leon Pedraza (Alternate) Head of the Office of International Affairs Ministry of the Environment
  • Emilie Rojas Margolliet (Alternate) International Affairs Officer Ministry of the Environment
  • Felipe Rodrigo Cortes Labra (Alternate) International Affairs Officer Ministry of the Environment
  • Andrea Corzo Álvarez Director of Environmental, Sectoral and Urban Affairs Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Diana Aguilar Sustainable Production and Consumption Coordinator Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Franz Tattenbach Capra Minister Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE)
  • Cynthia Córdoba (Lead) Director of Environmental Quality Management Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE)
  • Myriam Aldaz (Lead) Environmental Licensing Specialist Ministry of Environment and Water
  • Geovanna Polo (Alternate) Solid Waste Management and Inclusive Circular Economy (GRECI) Project Manager Ministry of Environment and Water
  • Jessica Margarita Laguardia (Main) Specialist in Monitoring International Agreements Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Alexander Francisco Gil Arévalo (Alternate) General Director of Water Security Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Mrs. Magnolia Lopez (Main) Head of the Cleaner Production Department Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Díaz (Alternate) Coordinator of the International Cooperation Unit Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Mrs. Heydi de León (Alternate) Advisor to the Department of Cleaner Production Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Eng. Cesar Edgardo Flores (Main) Director of Environmental Management Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Lic. Marvin Martinez (Alt) Head of the Solid Waste Department Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Eduardo Garza Pasalaguas Director of Production and Sustainable Consumption of industrial activities Undersecretary of Promotion and Environmental Regulations
  • Doctor Miguel Flores (Principal) National Director of Verification of Environmental Performance Ministry of Environment
  • Kirvin Lañas (Alternate) Environmental Evaluator, Directorate of Environmental Performance Verification Ministry of Environment
  • Ana Carolina Moreno (Alternate) Climate Change Analyst, Mitigation Department, Climate Change Directorate Ministry of Environment
  • Nicole Francisco (Alternate) Climate Change Analyst, Adaptation Department, Climate Change Directorate Ministry of Environment
  • Giuliana Patricia Becerra Celis Vice Minister of Environmental Management Ministry of Environment
  • Luis Alberto Guillén Vidal General Director of Environmental Quality Ministry of Environment
  • Patricia Monica Talavera Chaparro General Director of Solid Waste Management Ministry of Environment
  • Sergio Dinklang Lanfranco Technical Specialist Ministry of Environment
  • Mrs. Meredith Henry Cumberbatch Senior Legal and Policy Advisor at the Cabinet of the President Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Suriname
  • Lenin Good (Main) Sustainable Production and Consumption Director Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Elizabeth Jimenez (Lead) Responsible for promoting sustainable production Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Rosa Otero (Alternate) Director of International Relations Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Md. Keima Gardiner (Main) Waste magnifying specialist Ministry of Planning and Development
  • Ms Tushara Maharaj (Alternate) Environmental Engineering Specialist Ministry of Planning and Development
  • Mr. Walter Verri (Main) Vice Minister (Undersecretary) Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining
  • Laura Lacuague (Alternate) Technical advisor at the Undersecretariat of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining
  • Mr. Adrian Peña (Main) Ministry Ministry of Environment
  • Mariela Cauda (Alternate) Ministry of Environment

Affiliated Organizations or Entities

Non-governmental organisations, research institutes, academia, intergovernmental organisations, regional and international organisations, development banks and UN agencies can become Coalition affiliate organizations and initiatives.

At AED we support companies to develop sustainable business models, and one of our focus areas is the circular economy, which is increasingly sought after by companies and they are increasingly understanding the benefits of this type of methodologies and concepts. . This is why it is in our interest to be able to be part of the Coalition and make more companies do so as well and manage to exchange experiences and acquire knowledge.


The UNESCO Chair of Sustainability (UNESCOSOST) created at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1996, is an organization dedicated to promoting an integrated system of science, training, information and documentation in water science, engineering and technological resources for sustainability. We are an international center with 15 offices in Latin America, which articulates and facilitates collaboration in multi-networks between different institutions in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, focused on the transfer of knowledge and good practices in sustainable human development from the local scale to the the overall level.

The Circular Economy Technological Center (CircularTec) has the mission of: Promoting collaborative research, development and innovation between industry, academia, government and the territory based on the circular economy model, which allows the generation of economic, social and environmental value. by closing technological gaps.

Under this framework of action, participation in the Circular Economy Coalition is a fundamental cooperation space to co-innovate and contribute to the various regional actors in their transit challenges towards the Circular Economy.

Our intention is to actively join the Circular Economy Coalition and join the agenda of Latin America and the Caribbean. Many business partners of our entity are multinationals that operate on the continent, and share the comprehensive vision of the opportunities offered by the circular economy, as a model to optimize sustainable and decarbonized production, the decoupling of raw materials and extraction inputs, the relevance of ecodesign and industry 4.0, necessary mechanisms to accelerate the implementation of circularity and promote industrial symbiosis as a process in industry and industrial parks.

As an Emporium company, it can provide standardization in logistics for technology transfer based on circularity both nationally and internationally. Working with the coalition will help us establish emission reduction schemes and promote technology providers that comply with regulations and standards based on circularity.

Our interest is to be able to connect with other organizations of a different kind. nature, strengthen our knowledge and experience and contribute to the promotion and implementation of the Circular Economy mainly in Guatemala, being our country the headquarters.

Our organization has been working in Guatemala for 21 years promoting the environmental issue, resource efficiency, cleaner production, and in the last 4 years we have included the issue of Circular Economy in our lines of work. The link we have locally with different sectors such as the public, private and academia has allowed us to contribute to the transfer of knowledge and technology.

Fundación Chile, in its firm commitment to drive and promote the sustainable and inclusive development of the country, works in three areas to face Climate Change: energy transition, water resources and Circular Economy.​

National and international alliances and coalitions are relevant to achieve significant progress and with the urgency that is required today.

The promotion of the bioeconomy and the circular economy as a new productive paradigm requires the joint work of governments, private companies, academia, NGOs, international organizations, financiers, etc. At IICA we are convinced that we cannot work alone and that we must be a bridge to add and mobilize knowledge, efforts, experiences and resources that meet the needs and potential of the countries of the Americas. Given this, participating in the coalition would allow us to make our capacities available in initiatives led by others, add members to our ongoing initiatives and jointly build new project proposals and alliances.

The Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) as part of the Quality Infrastructure of the Americas (QICA) and together with its member organizations, COPANT and SIM, are working to take advantage of their technical competences in metrology, standardization, accreditation and evaluation of the compliance for the Circular Economy. IAAC, SIM and COPANT are interested in creating synergies with the member organizations of the Coalition.

The SWIT Group (Sustainable Wealth creation based on Innovation and Technology) has developed a series of methodologies, practices, projects, research and postgraduate professionals, in the area of ​​Circular Economy, Disruptive Innovation, and Systemic vision of growth, which we believe we can share. for the development of the area for Latin American countries.

Private Sector Allies

The private sector, referring to companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), business associations and chambers of commerce, among others, can become allies of the Coalition.

ANDI is made up of more than 1,300 companies that belong to 31 productive sectors (50% of the national GDP) and has 13 regional offices, the main ones in Medellín and Bogotá. Its strategic plan “Mega 2025” integrates important sustainability goals, in which there are ambitious indicators in terms of circular economy, climate change and biodiversity.
Belonging to the Coalition would promote the active participation of companies in the region in cross-cutting circular economy initiatives, exchange of experiences and BPs from various productive sectors, creation of synergies in regional initiatives, knowledge exchange and public policy matters.

CIEC is a do-tank that seeks to accelerate the transition to the circular economy for Latin America. It is for this reason that we feel fully in tune in three areas with the Circular Economy Coalition:

First tune, with the main objective of the Coalition to create a common regional vision and perspective with an integrated and holistic approach, to be a platform to share knowledge and tools, and to support the transition towards the circular economy with a cycle thinking approach of life.

Second tune, since we are interested in disseminating the opportunities of this topic for the region.

Third tune, accelerate economic ecosystems in key territories.

We are Onda Circular, an interdisciplinary team of people passionate about contributing to the sustainable and regenerative economic reactivation, through the development of skills in Circular Economy.

We are convinced that the current crisis is an opportunity to rethink the way in which we have lived, consumed and produced up to now and that MiPYMES can play a key role in the transformation.

Our interest lies in contributing to the Coalition’s mission “to increase knowledge and understanding of the circular economy” above all by “facilitating education and training” – objective 5. Facilitate and offer training opportunities.


Countries, multilateral and bilateral cooperation agencies, development banks and financial institutions can become Coalition donors and support the implementation of the work plan through financial contributions and/or joint efforts to mobilize resources.