Galápagos Islands. Hermandad: New marine reserve - Premios Verdes

Galápagos Islands. Hermandad: New marine reserve


City: Miami, Florida

Date: Saturday, April 23 2022

Time: 12:15 - 12:45 MIA

Place: Fieldhouse at Watsco Center - University of Miami

Language: English & Spanish


Bianca Dager

Vice Minister of Environment of Ecuador

As the current Vice Minister of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador she has led high-profile international sustainable development projects and has promoted innovative public policies in environmental matters in the city of Guayaquil and in her current position has promoted the bioeconomy and the protection of natural resources, increasing the national territory under conservation by 5%. She worked 16 years in the private sector and as of three years has been dedicated to public service where she has successfully promoted innovation, entrepreneurship, conservation and sustainability. She is a mentor for Women4Climate and SDG Ambassador in Ecuador. She has received several awards throughout her career. She is co-founder of Premios Verdes, the largest community in the region that works for social and environmental development in Ibero-America.

Gustavo Manrique


With more than twenty years of experience working for sustainability, he is Ecuador’s current Minister of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition. During his time in office, he has executed the declaration of a New Marine Reserve in the Galapagos Islands, adding 60,000 km2 to the conservation area. He led the Conference on Marine Pollution in Geneva along with Germany, Ghana and Vietnam, where other 140 countries also participated. He has added 138 thousand hectares to Ecuador’s National System of Protected Areas and promoted the Ecological Transition of the country across various Government sectors by signing the Transition Pact towards Descarbonization. These efforts have been achieved under the leadership of Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso.