Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Argentine Nation, Rabbi Sergio Bergman is also the author and activist for interreligious dialogue and community action. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Buenos Aires with master’s degrees in education, literature and Jewish studies. In 1992 he received his rabbinic ordination and in 2001 he assumed as Rabbi of the synagogue of the Argentine Israelite Congregation (CIRA). Bergman is the first rabbi to be elected to a public office in Argentina.
In his position as Secretary of Environment he has given priority to actions for sustainable development, in 2018 he participated in the conference “Dialogue on Resource Efficiency” in the framework of the last meeting of the G20; which sought to highlight the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost regional and global economies. In addition, from the Environment portfolio, the Draft Climate Change Law Project is being prepared to congress with the objective of establishing guidelines for the transcendence of public policies in the field of sustainable development.