Giovanna Valverde

Co-Chair of 10YFP/One Planet Network and Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN Habitat
10YFP/One Planet Network and Embassy of Costa Rica in Kenya
Giovanna Valverde

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Biography

Giovanna Valverde Stark is a career diplomat since 2004 and an expert in sustainable development, climate change, agriculture, commerce and finance. She has distinguished herself in many countries as a climate change and trade negotiator as well as for promoting Costa Rica’s sustainable development model.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCESince May 2021: Ambassador & Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-Habitat, Embassy of Costa Rica in Kenya2016 – April 2021 Minister Counselor and Consul General, Embassy of Costa Rica in Rome, Italy2014 – 2016 Responsible for Environmental agenda and Chief Negotiator for negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica2010 – 2014 Director of International Affairs and Senior Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica2006 – 2010 Minister Counselor, Embassy of Costa Rica in Belgium and the European Union2004 – 2006 Minister Counselor, Embassy of Costa Rica in El Salvador and member of the Central American Integration System (SICA)2002 – 2004 Assistant to the General Director, Coordinator of the System of Annotation on Account (SAC) and of the Project to Harmonize Public Debt, Central Bank of Costa Rica2002 Consultant for the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), Ministry of Finance, Costa Rica1996 – 1999 Finance Manager, Italian Vento Power Corporation (IVPC), Avellino, Italy1994 – 1996 Executive Director, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of San Diego, California, USAACADEMIC BACKGROUND● Masters in Science in Microfinance, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, 2009● Specialization in European Union Public Policies, Organización Italo-Latino Americana (IILA), Italy and Belgium, 2005● Postgraduate degree in Central American Integration, Fundación ETEA and University of Cordoba, Guatemala, 2004● Master in Business Administration, with emphasis in International Trade, San Diego State University (SDSU), 1992● Bachelor in Economics and Italian Literature, University of California in San Diego (UCSD), 1990

Events with

Giovanna Valverde

Uhr
Federal Government
17.11.2022 1:30 PM
(UTC +2)
Beyond decarbonization: Tackling the triple planetary crisis through systemic resource efficiency and circular economy

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)

International Resource Panel (IRP)