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CIMS is a small and dynamic non-profit organisation based in Costa Rica focused on sustainable agricultural value chains. CIMS was established in 2003 as a private initiative of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CL ... more

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Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer
International Institute for Sustainable Development

Chief of Party
CATIE-USAID ECAM-DR Regional Climate Change Program

Executive Director

President and Chief Executive Officer

Inter-American Development Bank

Chief Executive Officer
iisd-international institute for sustainable development


International Institute for Sustainable Development

Executive Board





Web References (41 Total References)

Our Team | CIMS

www.cims-la.com, 26 July 2015 [cached]

Franz Tattenbach, President and CEO, International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD)

Board | IISD

www.iisd.org, 11 Oct 2015 [cached]

Franz Tattenbach Distinguished Fellow

Franz Tattenbach biography

www.iisd.org, 23 Mar 2014 [cached]

Franz Tattenbach

Franz Tattenbach is a Distinguished Fellow of IISD following his term as President and CEO from 2010-2012. He is a public policy entrepreneur and regarded as an innovator and leading negotiator of change for sustainable development.
He has provided critical leadership in putting new ideas into practice through the development of institutional and governance frameworks. He is one of the lead architects and creators of international carbon markets, including the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. He led the development of the world's first market for payments for ecosystems services. Prior to joining IISD, Tattenbach served as the executive director of FUNDECOR, renowned for its work in reversing deforestation and the establishment of sustainable management of tropical forests. He is also well known within the UNFCCCas the former climate change ambassador and lead negotiator for Costa Rica. The G77 and China nominated Tattenbach to the first CDM Executive Board where he represented the non-Annex I countries and also served as vice-chair. He is an economist and specialist in sustainable development, conservation and peace science, and has completed post-graduate studies at Cornell University. In addition, Tattenbach has been a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program and World Bank.
Commentary: Franz Tattenbach, 2011
Franz Tattenbach Presentation to Clinton Global Initiative
Video: Franz Tattenbach, 2007


www.cims-la.com, 11 Feb 2011 [cached]

Franz Tattenbach, Executive Director of FUNDECOR

CIMS - Sustainable Markets Intelligence Center - Board of Directors

www.cims-la.com, 21 Aug 2006 [cached]

Dr. Franz Tattenbach

Dr. Tattenbach, Ph.D., M.A., B.S., is a Costa Rican citizen and executive director of FUNDECOR, a leading environmental NGO winner of the 2000 King Baudouin International Development Prize for its work in forestry and sustainable development.Within the framework of the United Nations Climate Change Convention, he is an elected member of the first Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, and is former ambassador and lead negotiator for Costa Rica, as well as national coordinator of OCIC -the Costa Rican Office for Joint Implementation.In Costa Rica, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the High Technology Center Foundation, and is former member of the Board of Directors of the National Regulatory Authority of Public Services.Former Director at Price Waterhouse, Costa Rica, and private consultant to multilateral institutions and the private sector in the financial and economic analysis of large development and investment projects.

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