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Carlos A Dengo

America'S Gateway Corporation Amega
CDG Environmental Advisors S. A

Carlos A. Dengo is the founder and President of the environmental consulting firm CDG Environmental Advisors. The firm works in the areas of corporate social and environmental responsibility, environmental and social certification, Carbon Footprint and Carbon Neutrality projects, land use planning, and environmental compliance and remediation. He has over 15 years of experience working in the environmental field in Latin America. Carlos A. Dengo currently is serving as senior environmental coordinator and advisor for AMEGA Costa Rica, GLOBE Foundation, Desarrollos MEGA, DWL, Grupo Pelón, RIU Hotels, CHEC, CUMMINS, Grupo Ultrapark, amongst others. He also serves (PRO BONO) as advisor to the Costa Rica Chamber of Agriculture, CINDE, INTECO, AED, and he is a member of the Permanent Commission of Surface Water Bodies of the Ministry of Environment. The firm CDG Environmental Advisors is in charge of the environmental impact prevention and planning for some of the most important infrastructure, housing and tourism projects throughout Costa Rica. Carlos A. Dengo is a certified lead auditor in ISO 14001, ISO 14064 and OHSAS 18001 guidelines, both with the Caribbean Council of Accreditation and the Spanish Association for Standardization. He is also a registered environmental professional with Costa Rica’s Environmental Protection Agency and with the Ministry of Health. CDG Environmental Advisors is a registered services provider to ICE, RECOPE, AYA, CNFL, Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, and other public agencies. Mr. Dengo was also a member of the Committee for Forest Classification Certification, an interdisciplinary group in charge of defining criteria and strategies for forest classification and certification in Costa Rica. Previously he worked as an independent Environmental Consultant, where he participated in the coordination of environmental impacts statements, environmental management system design and implementation, and environmental risk analysis and evaluation; for projects such as hydroelectric power plants, medical supplies manufacturing, textile industries, and agro-industrial activities. During the year of 1996 Mr. Dengo was member of a student-faculty research project in charge of developing a model contract for Joint Implementation agreements according to Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and Agenda 21 of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. The project took into consideration environmental, social, and legal aspects for the parties involved. Mr. Dengo served, in 1995, as Assistant to World Weather Watch Program Director. He participated in developing guidelines for environmentally sensitive management of refugee camps in Africa. He also participated in creating procedures and environmental criteria needed to improve response time in United Nations emergency assistance. The criteria and information evaluated was mainly climatological and meteorological data, as well as relevant information for flood hazard predictions, landslide and mudflow risk assessment, and drought conditions. Carlos A. Dengo, hold’s a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management, with minors in Watershed Management and Environmental Economics, from Colorado State University, he also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Forest Resources Conservation and Natural Resources Management and Economics from the University of Florida. He also completed INCAE’s Sustainability Management Program and Sustainable Integrated Water Management Program. He is also the instructor of the Environmental Impact Assessment graduate course at the University for Peace. Mr. Dengo is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He was born in 1973, has lived in 7 countries. He is married, with 2 children and currently resides in San José, Costa Rica.

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