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Name
Rene Castro
Level
Master Student
Nationality
Costa Rica
Date of Enrolment
October 1, 2013
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Biography
A former Costa Rican congressional advisor concentrated on the development of special projects. His main efforts focused on governmental transparency, election mechanisms, congressional effectiveness, and the creation of a new transit law approved in 2012. A business administrator with experience in corporate social responsibility, program management, negotiation, and social media communication.

Currently finalizing his masters in the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science –Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Tokyo, Japan. His dissertation entitled “ASSESSING WAVE POWER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN COSTA RICA: Potential role within energy mix and comparative analysis of national energy sources through Triple I Index” focuses on renewable energies, sustainability indexes, public acceptance and long term sustainable development strategies within the energy sector. A firm belief that interventions in the energy sector towards mixed, low carbon, climate smart systems can drive attainment of sustainable development while mitigating climate change and increasing community resilience has been his motivation to pursue postgraduate studies with a focus on renewables.

René is an International Program Manager for the CO2NSORCIO Euroamericano, an alliance of companies, government and non-governmental entities, working towards global low carbon development. Strong focus on achieving carbon neutrality, and clean energy projects development with a solid social influence in the Latin American and the Caribbean region.
Research Title
ASSESSING WAVE POWER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN COSTA RICA: Potential role within energy mix and comparative analysis of national energy sources through Triple I Index
Reserch Keywords
Renewable Energies, Ocean Energy, Sustainability Indexes, Triple I Index, Public Acceptance
Research Interests
Energy, Renewable Energies, Ocean Energy, Wave Energy, Sustainable Development, Sustainability Indexes, Ecological Footprint, Triple I Index, Carbon Sequestration
Awards
President of the TODAI Latin-American Student Association 2013-2015
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