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Rafael Monge

Director at the Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

Rafael Monge is an economist with broad experience in different fields related to environmental information, including the current development of the National Land Use, Land Cover and Ecosystems Monitoring System (SIMOCUTE). I was part of the team that produced and published the first State of the Environment Report of Costa Rica in 2018 and I have been supporting the development of environmental accounts and the generation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) environmental indicators for the country. I'm currently the Director of National Center of GeoEnvironmental Information (CENIGA), a technical unit of the Ministry of Environment and Energy in Costa Rica aimed at promoting adequate management of national enviromental information.