Iván Darío ValenciaAdvisor, Zero Deforestation Supply Chains, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia



    Iván Darío Valencia is an Advisor on Zero Deforestation Supply Chains at the Ministry of Environment of Colombia, TFA2020 focal point for the Government of Colombia. He has led the development of the Palm oil Zero Deforestation Agreement for Colombia, launched in November 2017. He is also REDD+ Negotiator and participated in the negotiations of the New York Declaration on Forests , and was formerly Coordinator of Colombia’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. Iván is a Geographer from Universidad Nacional de Colombia with dual Masters Degrees in Environmental Policy, and Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland.