Pioneers into Practice crosses the pond

10/11/2014

A 2010 pioneer  develops his professional work on sustainability, innovation, climate change and ecosystem conservation in Latin America.

Cesar J. Galarza, Argentinian, PhD in Law in 2003 at  the University of Santiago de Compostela began developing his working career in university management and research on climate change taxation system in Spain, later specializing in environmental consulting.

This consulting work, and he´s currently developing in the country of his birth, has its beginnings around the 2008´s , culminating in 2012 when he had the opportunity to find  the Pioneers into Practice Programme, so that from then it was becoming his profession and his passion, and to get the advantage to work there, one of the planet’s most privileged framework environmental settings.

Although, after obtaining his doctorate, he had ongoing relationship with environmental issues, but it was from 2008, working as an academic secretary and researcher at the CEU Institute of Environmental Disciplin of Valencia (oriented research, environmental education and communication) where Cesar was linked strongly with matter through research projects in taxation and climate change. From here, his encounter in 2010 with the Pioneers into Practice Programme was a natural step to take advantage and belonging to the first edition, still got more available opportunities.

As he said: “Through joining in the research teams related to taxation and climate change (e.g. Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms, energy, means of transport, households, etc.), my environmental interest and passion grew deeper allowing me to connect my work with those fields.

Its placement at the “Department of environmental quality, renewable energy, integrated water cycle and climate change, of the City of Valencia” with the project: “Peoples and low-carbon cities – Covenant of Mayors” gave him the opportunity to make direct contact and participate in the various activities and actions carried out by the City of Valencia for the fulfillment of the “Agenda 21” and the commitments made by signing the “Covenant of Mayors”, in order to make this metropolis an example in the fight against climate change by implementing a model of sustainable city with a high quality of life and active social participation.

In his words: “Working inside Valencia Municipality as a direct witness of the projection and implementation of several measures in the fight against climate change carried out by this city allowed me to discover a world of professional possibilities related to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change. I am highly sure that it was that step the starting point in my new professional career related to sustainability”.

After participating in the PiP Programme, he has continued for time involved to academia while specializing in different aspects of sustainability and climate change. After that he began his career as an independent consultant working with institutions such as the OECD, the CO2 Evolution Consulting, Endesa and Chair of Taxation and Climate Change.

During the last year, 2013, already established in Argentina, he focused the acquired hand-on experience from the previous years in the environmental field to set up his own consultancy “Eco Ideas, Servicios & Gestión”. That project joins several professionals´ expertise from different countries around Latin America and Europe with enthusiasm for the environment to give sustainable solutions to private and public institutions.

As it is his belief:  “My participation in the PiP Programme opened a new world to me. Thanks to it, I am currently doing what I really enjoy for a living: working for a more sustainable world: environmentally, economically and socially”.

Among others, he has collaborated with the Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina (WWF Associated) and the National Agricultural Technology Institute in the management and coordination of payment schemes for environmental services as a method of innovation to promote the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems and achieve sustainable economic development in a key region for global biodiversity such as the Upper Parana Atlantic Forest located on the border at the junction of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay importance; and with the Government of the Province of Corrientes in plans, programs and projects for sustainable development and innovation.

 
Location
Articles you may be interested in
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
The eighth edition of the Pioneers into Practice kicks off, strengthening the ...

Pioneers is one of the pilot programs that emerged...

The eighth edition of the Pioneers into Practice kicks off, strengthening the community of experts and ensuring the exploitation of the results.
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
“The more quality education there is for all, the more resilient society...

Francisco de la Torre has been Mayor of Malaga...

“The more quality education there is for all, the more resilient society becomes, the more responsive it.”
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
How can joint programming and funding accelerate the shift to a circular econo...

A new project, CICERONE, is bringing together cities, regions,...

How can joint programming and funding accelerate the shift to a circular economy?
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
The 2nd LOOP-Ports internal meeting is held in the Copenhagen Malmö Port

Yesterday the second internal meeting of the European project...

The 2nd LOOP-Ports internal meeting is held in the Copenhagen Malmö Port
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Jorge Fonseca (FAO): “The consumer has the power to change the unsustainabil...

Jorge Fonseca is Programme Adviser of Food Systems Strategic...

Jorge Fonseca (FAO): “The consumer has the power to change the unsustainability of the food system”
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
How to tackle the financing process of start-ups, a key driver of the financia...

Madrid, 28/9/2018.- It is unquestionable the rise of new...

How to tackle the financing process of start-ups, a key driver of the financial profitability of start-ups
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
The CRISI-ADAPT project establishes a Climate Risk Early Warning System

    The CRISI-ADAPT Kick-Off Meeting was held in...

The CRISI-ADAPT project establishes a Climate Risk Early Warning System
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
The Community for Climate Action meets with Spanish minister Teresa Ribera

EIT Climate-KIC Spain, as a member of the Community...

The Community for Climate Action meets with Spanish minister Teresa Ribera
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
#HidroCer cools building envelope, lowering the use of air conditioning

Hydro-efficient ceramics #HydroCer, thermoregulate the building envelope by means...

#HidroCer cools building envelope, lowering the use of air conditioning
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
#MUAC, vegetation towers designed as urban modules for cleaning the air of cit...

Madrid, 11/7/2017.- The #MUAC project, promoted by the Innovation and...

#MUAC, vegetation towers designed as urban modules for cleaning the air of cities
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
EIT Climate-KIC Spain attends the 1st Technological Innovation and Circular Ec...

Madrid, 6/07/2018.- The Advanced Leadership Foundation (ALF) has organized in...

EIT Climate-KIC Spain attends the 1st Technological Innovation and Circular Economy Summit Madrid 2018
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Canadian and European Hyperloop Leaders Launch Industry-first Partnership to E...

Leading Canadian and European hyperloop companies today announced the...

Canadian and European Hyperloop Leaders Launch Industry-first Partnership to Establish International Standards and Regulatory Framework
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Ferrovial coordinates the “ZRR for Municipal Waste” project to opt...

  ZRR for Municipal Waste analyzes the application of...

Ferrovial coordinates the “ZRR for Municipal Waste” project to optimize municipal waste management
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Sustainability in the Agrifood sector is an opportunity to reduce costs and ge...

Málaga (22/06/2018)- The agrifood sector is an industry with...

Sustainability in the Agrifood sector is an opportunity to reduce costs and generate employment
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
EIT Climate-KIC meets the new Minister of Agriculture and the Mayor of Malaga ...

Málaga (22/06/2018)-The first edition of the Startup Europe Agrifood...

EIT Climate-KIC meets the new Minister of Agriculture and the Mayor of Malaga within the framework of the Startup Smart Agrifood Summit
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Work meeting in Santander with the innovation ecosystem of Cantabria

On the occasion of the International Day for the...

Work meeting in Santander with the innovation ecosystem of Cantabria
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Presentation of the Circular Economy Business Forum in Cantabria

Santander, 5/06/2018.-The Chamber of Commerce of Cantabria  presented the...

Presentation of the Circular Economy Business Forum in Cantabria
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
EIT Climate-KIC Spain Partners’ Day

Valencia, 9 May 2018. EIT Climate-KIC Spain has held...

EIT Climate-KIC Spain Partners’ Day
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
The President of the CDTI receives the Spanish Group of Knowledge and Innovati...

Madrid, 25 April 2018.- The President of the CDTI...

The President of the CDTI receives the Spanish Group of Knowledge and Innovation Communities of the EIT
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
EIT Climate-KIC Greenhouse offers 2500€ funding and coaching for your green ...

The EIT Climate-KIC Greenhouse is open for new applications...

EIT Climate-KIC Greenhouse offers 2500€ funding and coaching for your green idea!
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
EIT Climate-KIC Spain boosts the new Spanish Platform for Climate Action

The Spanish Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and...

EIT Climate-KIC Spain boosts the new Spanish Platform for Climate Action
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Madrid reinvents itself by transforming four disused spaces into models of sus...

More than 200 participants have attended  Meet-Up Madrid, an...

Madrid reinvents itself by transforming four disused spaces into models of sustainability and urban resilience
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Isabel García-Tejerina presents the Spanish Climate Action Platform in collab...

The presentation will take place at the Ministry’s headquarters...

Isabel García-Tejerina presents the Spanish Climate Action Platform in collaboration with Climate-KIC Spain as a strategic partner for innovation and entrepreneurship
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
EIT Cross-KIC Spain Group took part in the main Spanish Innovation event

  Málaga (Spain), 15th February.- TRANSFIERE is the professional...

EIT Cross-KIC Spain Group took part in the main Spanish Innovation event
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Daria Tataj: “The innovation model must be based on the social commitment”

The European advisor Daria Tataj, president of the group...

Daria Tataj: “The innovation model must be based on the social commitment”
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Valencia hosts the Innovation@schools Project of EIT Cross-KIC Education

The innovation@schools project is one of the first projects...

Valencia hosts the Innovation@schools Project of EIT Cross-KIC Education
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Building the Future through Knowledge-Based International Cooperation

22nd November 2017, Florianópolis (Brazil) – More than 200...

Building the Future through Knowledge-Based International Cooperation
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
EIT Climate-KIC Spain joins the Spanish Climate Action Platform as a strategic...

The last few months have been a frenetic activity...

EIT Climate-KIC Spain joins the Spanish Climate Action Platform as a strategic partner for innovation and entrepreneurship
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Star-up Leads & Manager Meeting

Incubation and acceleration leads and their Climate-KIC partners meet...

Star-up Leads & Manager Meeting
CLIMATE-KIC NEWS
Reinventing Cities: C40 Launches Competition for Global Cities to Pave the W...

Auckland, Cape Town, Chicago, Houston, Lima, Madrid, Milan, Mexico...

Reinventing Cities: C40 Launches Competition for Global Cities to Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future