Blas L. Pérez Henríquez


Blas L. Pérez Henríquez


Professor and Faculty Director

Center for Environmental Public Policy, University of California - Berkeley, United States

Professor Blas L. Pérez Henríquez founded and directs UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Public Policy (CEPP). He is a member of the faculty at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Pérez Henríquez also serves as Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has served as a visiting professor at Mexico's Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE).

Pérez Henríquez’s research is distinguished by a focus on the interaction of policy implementation with policy adaptation and revision in the context of emission trading, the use of information technology to support environmental market creation and collaborative efforts between business and government to enable a low carbon prosperous economy. His current work is aimed at providing guidance for policymakers and advocates in the broader context of climate, energy and environment. He is particularly interested in creating innovative and cost-effective policy frameworks to address global environmental problems in both the developed and developing world.

Addressing the policy lessons from the international experience implementing emission trading systems, his most recent book Environmental Commodities and Emissions Trading: Towards a Low Carbon Future was published by RFF Press/Routledge in January 2013. In addition, Pérez Henríquez is currently conducting research and will co-edit a volume on the development of a high-speed rail system in California as a trigger for smart growth and sustainable development. He has written on public-private environmental collaboration in Silicon Valley and on the use of information technology to support environmental markets.