Sustainable development, indicators and indices, human security and climate change.
Edgar Gutiérrez has represented the country in United Nations organizations and in regional Ministerial forums. He directed the first two reports on the state of the environment in Latin America and the Caribbean for the United Nations Environment Program, the first environmental report for Central America, the environmental data portal for Latin America and the Caribbean, among many other activities. In addition, he directed the National Environmental Strategy, a project of the MINAE-IDB, for Costa Rica in 2005. Currently, he is the Director of the School of Statistics of this University and the Coordinator of the Cantonal Human Development Atlas, a joint project with UNDP.
Professor at the University of Costa Rica; co-founder of the State of the Nation Project of the National Council of Rectors in Costa Rica; founder of the Development Observatory at the University of Costa Rica in 1997 and its Director until 2005. He has more than 30 publications in national and international scientific magazines and a book on statistical methods.
His main research areas of interest are sustainable development; the development of indicators and indices; human security; environmental change and public higher education.