Arturo Balderas Torres

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Fellow, University of Leeds

Arturo Balderas Torres

Arturo has a multi-disciplinary background in environmental engineering, economics and governance. He is an European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Fellow, in the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the School of Earth and EnvironmentUniversity of Leeds, developing the project “e-Lection: Evaluating the performance of local climate policies in Mexico (2009-2018)” from April 2017 to March 2019. His previous experience includes working as a postdoctoral researcher at UNAM in Mexico and at the University of Twente in the Netherlands on the design and analysis of initiatives to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in Mexico under REDD+. He is founder and director of the Centre for Research and Projects in Environment and Development (CIPAD) in Mexico.


Arturo holds a Bachelor in Environmental Engineering (ITESO, Mexico) and postgraduate studies in M.Sc. in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management (University of York, distinction, 2006/7) and a Ph.D. in Innovation and Governance for Sustainable Development (University of Twente, cum laude 2008/12).


-Local climate actions (mitigation and adaptation).

-Local sustainable development pathways.

-Carbon accounting and certification, GHG Inventories including in AFOLU.

-Financial sustainability of environmental policies and projects.

-Environmental conservation, work in natural protected areas, sustainable forest management and REDD+.

-Environmental valuation (market/non-market methods).

-Sustainable Development Goals.