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Tinkuy: Energy, Territory and Climate Change

The research team was established to foster knowledge creation and research in environmental matters, from an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, aiming at the execution from a holistic standpoint of projects in the fields of energy, territory, and climate change.



To study and analyze Perú’s environmental conditions on the ground at the rural, urban, and peri-urban levels, considering the different approaches of environmental and social sciences, to propose and roll out applied research, technological development, innovation and public policy advocacy efforts that contribute to Peru’s sustainable development in regards of energy, territory and climate change; at the local, regional and national level.


To be a benchmark public policy research and advocacy group in the socio-environmental field (energy, territory and climate change) aiming at rolling out projects and research in association with universities or other prestigious public or private, national and international organizations, and thereby  formulate and implement tools and solutions to address environmental and social problems in Peru.


  • Investigate the national environmental realities with due account for biological and cultural diversity.
  • Cooperate with public entities to prepare policies, plans and programs at different scales (local, regional, and national) with an impact on vulnerable populations and habitats.
  • Develop tools and actions that promote the sustainable development of projects, both urban and rural, applicable to the public and private sectors.
  • Disseminate the group’s knowledge workshops, courses and / or seminars to raise awareness among and educate interested audiences.

Research lines

Natural resources

  • Diversification of the energy matrix and energy efficiency with renewable energies
  • Environmental services
  • Natural hazards

Local and global climate

  • Climate change
  • Urban climate

Local and regional development

  • Sustainable cities
  • Tourism and development
  • Technology for human development
  • Rural energy from renewables
  • Environmental planning
  • Public policies and renewable energies
  • Agroecology and permaculture
  • Food safety and culinary recycling-optimum cuisine

Environmental sciences

  • Environmental history
  • Political ecology



Alan Fairlie Reinoso

Master in Economics from the Regional Postgraduate Program for Training in Public Policies by the Torcuato Di Tella Institute (Argentina).
  • afairli@pucp.edu.pe
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Belén Marie Desmaison Estrada

Master in Urban Design for Development from The Bartlett Development Planning Unit of the University College London (United Kingdom).
  • belen.desmaison@pucp.edu.pe
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Luis Chirinos García

Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Universidad de Concepción (Chile).
  • lchirin@pucp.edu.pe
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Pedro Gamio Aita

Master in Public Policy Management and Analysis from the Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain).
  • gamio.f@pucp.edu.pe
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Urphy Vásquez Baca

Master in Innovation and Technology Management and Policy from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).
  • urphy.vasquez@pucp.edu.pe
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Fernando Bravo

Mag., Political Science and Government with a focus on Comparative Politics; Mag., Environmental Development; Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Sociology Section, PUCP.
  • fbravo@pucp.edu.pe

Guillermo Paz

Sociologist¸ Master's, Political Science with a focus in Public Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Diploma in small business organization and management, Center for Management Development (CDG), Universidad del Pacífico.
  • gpaz@madecoplast.com

Kleber Espinoza

Architect, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Professor, Department of Architecture, PUCP.
  • kleber.espinoza@pucp.pe

Cynthia Planas Zuzunaga

Mag., Sustainable Energy Systems Management, Hanze University, Groningen, the Netherlands. Industrial Engineer, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).
  • c.planasz@gmail.com