Luis Gilberto Murillo

Colombia |  Ambassador, Embassy of Colombia in the United States

Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia


Luis Gilberto Murillo serves as the Ambassador of Colombia in the United States.

Between 2016 and 2018, he served as the first afrocolombian minister of environment and sustainable development in Colombia. During his tenure, he incremented the protected areas of Colombia, brought ethnic communities to the center of the environmental agenda, created the public policy framework for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and made possible the ratification of important environmental treaties, including the Paris Agreement.

Previously, Murillo served as manager of President Santos’ Pacific Plan Program, governor of the department of Chocó, and director of Chocó’s regional environmental authority, Codechocó. He has also been a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Environment Program and USAID.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering, a master’s degree in Engineering Sciences, and is an expert in public policy.  

Murillo was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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