Kevin de Cuba is, as a Senior Energy and Sustainable Development Specialist at the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (DSD/OAS), leading several interdisciplinary projects regarding themes as energy, sustainable consumption and production, cradle-to-cradle, and other climate change mitigation initiatives within the DSD/OAS.
He is the developer and current Program Manager of the Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas Initiative (2010 – ongoing), where he and colleagues are pioneering the introduction of the Cradle-to-Cradle design philosophy in the Americas. In collaboration with the C2C Expo Lab (the Netherlands), the Cleaner Production Centre of Colombia, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from the United States, his team works on introducing and validating the “cradle-to-cradle” or C2C concept as an innovative business development tool to facilitate low carbon development through improved energy efficiency and environmental performance of manufacturing processes while increasing the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of businesses in the production sector of participating nations in the Americas, with particular focus on Small and Mediums size Enterprises (SMEs).
Mr. de Cuba was instrumental in the design and development of among other, the Global Sustainable Energy Islands Initiative (GSEII), the Eastern Caribbean Geothermal Energy Project (Geo-Caraïbes), the US-Brazil Biofuels Initiative, the Renewable Energy Initiative in the Americas (REIA), the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP), and the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), and was in charge of the ECPA Caribbean Initiative up to 2013.
Mr. de Cuba holds a BSc. (Honors) degree in Environmental Technology with specialization in Waste Management and Waste Water Treatment from the Van Hall Institute, Wageningen University of Applied Sciences, and a MSc. degree in Sustainable Development with specialization in Energy & Resources from the Copernicus Institute at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands.