Carlos Alberto Ortega

Carlos Alberto Ortega

Environmental and Mining Advisor

Carlos Alberto Ortega is a seasoned environmental management and mining expert with extensive experience as a project leader, environmental consultant, and analyst in Peru’s mining, energy, and hydrocarbon sectors. He specializes in conducting environmental impact assessments, overseeing projects encompassing social and environmental baseline studies, developing environmental management plans, and formulating biodiversity action plans.

As a Canadian Technical Advisor for the Technical Assistance Partnership – Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM) initiative, Carlos and his colleagues at the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Sustainable Development (IGF) are collaborating with the Government of Bhutan’s Department of Geology and Mines under the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. The work involves assessing and analyzing Bhutan’s mining laws and policies, focusing on legal and policy frameworks, financial benefit optimization, socioeconomic benefit optimization, environmental management, post-mining transition, and artisanal and small-scale mining.

Through his work at IGF, Carlos concentrates on advancing effective legal and policy frameworks for environmental management and environmental and social impact assessments within the mining sector. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Concordia University in Montreal and a master’s in ecology—conservation biology from Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He is based in Gatineau, Quebec.

About IGF: The IGF supports over 80 member countries in achieving their sustainable development goals by implementing effective laws, policies, and regulations for the mining sector. The organization aids governments in developing inclusive and gender-equitable practices, optimizing financial benefits, supporting livelihoods, and safeguarding the environment. The International Institute for Sustainable Development has hosted the IGF Secretariat since 2015.